Scroll this way for an off-the-beaten-path, relaxed day trip through Easton & Weston. Your itinerary will include happening farms, lunch with a side of historical charm, a round of tennis, and lots of beautiful hiking trails for photos and selfies!
Easton & Weston in Fairfield County are both quaint agricultural towns without commercial business. No need to travel to Vermont for peaceful countryside goodness…set your GPS for Easton & Weston instead!
First stop: Sport Hill Farm
(Easton) Sport Hill Farm (farm, flea, & CBD) is entering its 21st season at the helm of the incredible Patti Popp and her husband Al. They turned their property into farmland back in 1998 when they moved to Easton with their young family. The plan was to restore their historic 1740 house and start farming. Now, you’ll find nearly one hundred varieties of non-GMO, sustainable produce!
Visit Sport Hill Farm market to stock up on your veggies, eggs + loads of other gourmet treats, meats, cheeses, sauces, flea market finds, and yummy things! Don’t miss the “fun pod” around the corner, which can be rented out for parties and will be used for upcoming Sport Hill Farm events.
596 Sport Hill Road, Easton
Lunch + gourmet goodies @ Greisers Coffee & Market
(Easton) Greisers has been a part of the Easton community for almost a century! The 220-year-old building is currently in the hands of Adrienne Jane Burke, who took on the business in 2018. She’s thoughtfully created a fresh new gathering hub where you can grab a coffee, a gourmet sandwich, or fresh-baked cookie, and browse both antiques & gift items made locally, all while maintaining Greisers old general store charm!
299 Center Road, Easton
Speak in hushed tones at Union Cemetery
(Easton) If you like moody old cemeteries as much as we do, you’ll want to make a stop at Union Cemetery, a site dating back to the 1700s. Oh, and did we mention that according to ghost hunters ( & Wikipedia), it’s one of the most haunted cemeteries in the US? And another claim to fame: Ed and Lorraine Warren wrote a book about it. And Johnny Winter is buried here.
Routes 59 and, CT-136, Easton
Walk in a wild meadow at Randall’s Farm Nature Preserve
(Easton) This former dairy farm was once operated by the Randall family. Today, Randall’s Farm Preserve is a beautiful 34-acre stretch of meadows, fields, and hardwood forest.
700 Sport Hill Road, Easton
History (and a quick photoshoot) at Adams School House
(Easton) The Historical Society of Easton offers private & group showings of the 1850’s schoolhouse upon advance request.
345 Westport Road, Easton
Anyone for tennis? Visit Weston Racquet Club
(Weston) If you’ve got the tennis bug and want to check out a new club for a game (or a coaching session – we learned SO much in one short lesson!), stop at the Weston Racquet Club. This friendly indoor and outdoor facility (with Har-Tru courts) offers junior and adult programs, private lessons, & court rentals. Visitors are welcome and complimentary evaluations are available.
Got kids? Check out the Junior Summer Tennis Program and watch their skills soar!
405 Newtown Turnpike, Weston
Visit Lachat Town Farm for agricultural appreciation
(Weston) Lachat Town Farm is a beautiful public space offering up farming, environmental education, and cultural experiences for all ages. You’ll find farmers markets, outdoor music & theater events, animals, community gardens, and an abundance of good feels!
Until next time, day trippers!
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Words: Bev / Pics: Lora (except as noted)