The 10 Best Things to Do in Oxford, United States

August 26, 2017 Marianna Hollaway

Oxford is a residential town located in western New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 12,683 at the 2010 Census. Oxford is the 26th-wealthiest town in the state by median household income. Distinct settled areas in the town include Oxford Center, Quaker Farms, and Riverside. Oxford belongs to the Bridgeport–Stamford–Norwalk Metropolitan Statistical Area, a subregion of the New York metropolitan area.
Restaurants in Oxford

1. Southford Falls State Park

Route 188 and Hull's Hill Rd., Oxford, CT 06478 +1 203-264-5169
Excellent
67%
Good
31%
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Southford Falls State Park

Reviewed By Nathan C - Indianapolis, United States

Really nice place for a short hike with waterfall and covered bridge! You can grab some very nice photo-ops with this state park!

2. Kettletown State Park

1400 Georges Hill Rd, Southbury, CT 06488-2612 +1 203-264-5678
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Kettletown State Park

Reviewed By kmp1983 - Gonzales, Louisiana

This was a nice, clean state park. Unless you're into water sports there didn't seem to be much to do, but the scenery was nice.

3. Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark

2132 Middlebury Rd, Middlebury, CT 06762-2210 +1 203-758-2913
Excellent
37%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 269 reviews

Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark

Family amusement park offers great rides, waterpark, beach, arcade, food, entertainment and games. Home of the award-winning Wooden Warrior roller coaster and new thrill rides Frantic and Reverse Time. Several new slides in the waterpark.

Reviewed By Sheila A - Hatfield, Massachusetts

Visited Quassy to ride Wooden Warrior many, many times. And we did. We rode in all the seats and had a great time. We also enjoyed many other rides in the park, including the free fall, paratrooper, bumper cars and more. This is a great...MoreThank you for the review and comments. Glad you enjoyed the day and got to ride Wooden Warrior numerous times. Please visit again.

4. Jones Family Farm

606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-2099 +1 203-929-8425
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

Jones Family Farm

We offer a variety of seasonal crops: * Strawberries in June/July * Blueberries in July/Aug * Pumpkins and Squash in October * Christmas Trees from Thanksgiving to Christmas Additionally, we have some on-site activities with our Winery and Harvest Kitchen Cooking Studio. * Winery Tasting Room is open mid-March through December, closed January till mid-March. Visit our website for hours of operation as they expand through the months into summer and fall. * Harvest Kitchen Cooking Studio is open late March through December for scheduled educational events. Visit our website for list of upcoming events for both Cooking Education and Wine Education Classes that you can register for online. Jones Family Farms consists of 3 farm locations in Shelton that are in close proximity, but with unique street addresses as you plan your visits. * Homestead Farm - 606 Walnut Tree Hill Road * Pumpkin Seed Hill Farm - 120 Beardsley Road * Valley Farm - 555 Walnut Tree Hill Road History Established in 1850. Jones Family Farms, nestled in the White Hills of Shelton, with its 19th century dairy barn and homestead farmhouse, impresses the visitor as a peaceful and relaxed living environment. The beautiful countryside with its orderly rows of Christmas trees, neat stonewalls, and well-maintained fields are the result of efforts by seven generations of Jones family farmers. The farmers of the 400-acre working farm invite families to visit and harvest seasonal crops. Presently under cultivation are 200 acres of Christmas trees, 15 acres of strawberries, 15 acres of blueberries, and 25 acres of pumpkins, gourds and squash. The Jones farmers harvest these crops from three different farm locations known as the Homestead Farm, the Valley Farm, and Pumpkinseed Hill. The farm also manages 50 acres of hay land and 50 acres of woodlots. Over five acres of grapes are in production for the farm's winery.

Reviewed By Andres72423 - Bridgeport, Connecticut

Off to our annual visit to Jones Farms to get our two Christmas tree. The season just opened and we were there early in the morning to get our trees. Best time to go to beat the post-Thanksgiving rush. The staff is always very helpful...MoreThanks for the summary Andres! It looks like you cover a lot of ground on your visit! We are happy to help you start celebrating the traditions of the Christmas season!

5. Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center

10 Deerfield Ln, Ansonia, CT 06401-2630 +1 203-736-1053
Excellent
65%
Good
35%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center

Reviewed By Gloria H - Fairfield, Connecticut

This was first visit here. I had recently read about the newly installed playground and it sounded really nice. My granddaughter loved playing there. The wooden play set is quite large with lots to do. There are a number of slides, climbing areas, swings, a swing tire. The area has lots of shade too. We will definitely return. In addition there are walking trails and a nature center building too.

6. Derby Greenway

Division Street, Derby, CT
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
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5 based on 10 reviews

Derby Greenway

Reviewed By edfc - Connecticut

The Derby Greenway is approx. 3.5 miles long. You are able to park easily in Bj's parking lot and walk across the street. The beginning of the greenway is up a small incline and it is easy to walk. At about the 3/4 mile mark you cross under Route 34 and when you emerge on the other side you will not believe where you are. The area is forested with ponds and wildlife. You can either complete the loop and return or go under the Route 8 bridge and take several pedestrian bridges to downtown Derby. The entire walk is on a wide paved path and if you are not up to walking the entire path even a short walk is wonderful. Bikes are allowed but pets are not which makes for a nice clean path with no surprises along the way

7. OEC Brewing

7 Fox Hollow Rd, Unit B, Oxford, CT 06478-3162 +1 203-295-2831
Excellent
50%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
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Poor
10%
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4 based on 10 reviews

OEC Brewing

Reviewed By tigg189074 - Hartford, Connecticut

We've been to the brewery twice so far and each time the beers have been very good and definitely unusual. The place brews sour beers so as long as you enjoy sours and/or enjoy trying something different then this place is for you. The place is state of the art - one of the nicer breweries we've been to (definitely one of the nicest in CT). It didn't state on the website if you could bring your own food in, but while we were there people were eating so it looks like it's okay to do. The place is large with a bar seating area and a bunch of tables to sit at. The prices are higher than normal breweries, so just bare that in mind. We did a tasting of seven beers and it came to $17.50. They charge per tasting glass, so if one of the beers doesn't interest you - just skip it. The beers yesterday were all higher ABV so two people splitting one flight was more than enough.

Pretzels and chips were available for purchase as well as growler fills and guest bottles they have on hand.

8. Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard

278 Leavenworth Rd, Route 110, Shelton, CT 06484-1811 +1 203-926-1098
Excellent
82%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 51 reviews

Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard

Reviewed By lforish - Shelton, Ct

Best pies and apple cider around. Friendly employees and very interestic products for sale in the store.

90 Church St, Suite A1, Naugatuck, CT 06770-4112 +1 203-723-4319
Excellent
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5 based on 1 reviews

Patti's Paintbrush Gallery and Gifts

Patti's Paintbrush is a very unique art gallery and gift shop. It features prairie style home decor. One can find original art, signed American pottery, handmade jewelry, and hand painted furniture samples for the purpose of getting commissions in homes and corporations. Patti Dahl works with decorators creating murals generally on new construction sites.The inventory changes weekly.

Reviewed By Abi C

What an awesome find! Patti’s Paintbrush is a treasure trove waiting to be found! Tucked away on the second floor, this shop is well worth the climb up colorfully painted stairs (which are a small taste of Patti’s far ranging artistic powers). Once upstairs you’ll find a beautiful selection of one of a kind, handmade pieces - both crafted and curated by the owner. The space is cozy, but I was amazed at the wide selection of items creatively tucked in every corner. You’ll find jewelry, pottery, paintings, furniture and more. There really is something for everyone! I picked out several pottery pieces that look amazing in my new home, there are plenty of items to fill a fishing lodge or man cave - you may even find that crowning piece of jewelery you’ve been looking for to complete your look. This is a great place to find something for that hard to shop for person on your Christmas list this year.

Definitely worth checking out!

10. Shepaug Eagle Observation Area

River Road, Southbury, CT +1 800-368-8954
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
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3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Shepaug Eagle Observation Area

Reviewed By nana1246 - Naugatuck, Connecticut

Went as part of a senior center outing. Plenty of parking , accomodations for wheelchairs if needed. Walk down a gravel slope , enter a shelter that comfortably fits 40 or 50. Stove going today. Eagles feed off the fish near the dam. (Nests in this area are rare). 2 "guides" giving out information and explanations of Eagle.s behavior. I would gladly go again...but dress for the weather.it can be nasty in February.

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