I’ve been exploring and writing about Connecticut since 2006. After a decade, I began compiling CTMQ guides for each town in the state. I plan on “completing” Winchester CTMQ-style… as well as the other 168 towns, cities, and boroughs in Connecticut. That is the ultimate goal of CTMQ.
If I’ve missed anything in town or if anything has closed or changed, please let me know.
American Museum of Tort Law
American Mural Project
Art Gallery at Mad
Little Red School House
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Art Gallery
Solomon Rockwell House
Whiting Mills Art Galleries
Winchester Center Kerosene Lamp Museum (Closed)
Winchester Center Old Academy
Winchester Fire Department Museum
Hikes & Bikes
Explore Connecticut’s Winchester Outdoor Guide
Burr Pond State Park – Intro
- Taylor Brook Trail
Platt Hill State Park
Algonquin State Forest
Paugnut State Forest – Intro
Winchester Land Trust – Intro
- Ehrich Woods Trail
Houlihan Woods & the Michael Giordano Tribute Area
Hurlbut Field – Winchester Lake Loop
Old Crossroad Trail
US Army Corps of Engineers Trails – Intro
- Mad River Flood Control Area/Secret Lake
Winchester’s Town Trails – Intro
- Winsted Rail Trail
Sue Grossman Still River Greenway
Food & Drink
CT Classic Diner Trail: The Winsted Diner (Closed)
CT Beer Trail: Little Red Barn Brewers
Looking for your favorite restaurant? Here is an explanation as to why it’s not here.
Still River Cascades
2 Dogs and a Bear Rock
West Lake Road & Highland Lake
Winchester Soldiers’ Monument
Old Waterbury Turnpike sign
Meta post office mural
The Gilson Cafe and Cinema
Getting Off (Closed)
Tyler Green FX Studio
Completion Celebration Meal at TBD
Brigitte Rouleau saysOctober 21, 2018 at 10:20 am
Hi! Getting Off closed a couple (or few) years ago. Winsted has lots of great restaurants, like Rowley Grill (great pub food, craft beer, and craft cocktails), Monaco’s Ristorante, Mario’s Tuscany Grill, McGrane’s and others. For Other Stuff, there’s R&B Sports World with go carts, batting cages, mini golf, and an indoor playground. There’s Whiting Mills with I believe more than 40 artisans and crafters. Whiting Mills is a hidden gem. There’s also the new Mad River Lofts with artist and yoga studios, and other great things to come. For retail that’s an experience / destination, there’s Morsel Munk (in the interest of full disclosure, my husband’s and my business) with the 60′ tree frog mural in the center of town. This is hardly an exhaustive list. I hope you get to experience some of these additional great places. Cheers!
Phillip Allen saysOctober 21, 2018 at 11:53 am
There are town trails. Visit http://www.facebook.com/WinstedTrails for maps and information.
Steve saysOctober 21, 2018 at 5:43 pm
@Phillip – Thanks! When I put these pages together, I usually pore over all available information. In this case, I have read through the Winsted Trails page and determined all trails were on state land. They are listed, just not noted as on land that Winchester owns. I realize that’s a bit silly, but it’s a determination I made a decade ago, so I stick with it! If I’m wrong, I’m always happy to be corrected.
Steve saysOctober 21, 2018 at 5:48 pm
Brigitte, Thanks! I appreciate the Winsted love! But please note that I’ve been doing this for over a decade and hope to “complete” all 169 towns. My lists of what I feel should be done to “complete” a town are… highly subjective. Please read the FAQ if you have a couple minutes.
Specifically, the bit on restaurants! (I’m not a food writer at all, and, well, if I were to visit every locally loved restaurant around the state, I’d have to quit my job, leave my family, and eat 10 meals a day.
Getting Off will always live on in my heart.
I’ve listed Whiting Mills under “museums.” (for the artists’ galleries.)
I Hope this makes sense and you continue to read of my adventures around Connecticut.
Joanne saysOctober 21, 2018 at 7:48 pm
Very interesting. Thank you.
Candace Bouchard saysOctober 22, 2018 at 7:59 pm
Thank you for visiting Winchester! Come back again soon!