Square One Theatre Company

2422 Main St, Stratford, CT 06615.

(203) 375-8778. Located in a renovated movie house this professional theater company in its 28th year offers a variety of exciting performances annually from October-May. The Readers Theatre Showcase, Square One's second venue located at the nearby Stratford Library, offers free readings of new, experimental and non-commercial plays during the summer.

Stratford Point Lighthouse

Prospect Dr., Stratford, CT 06497.

The Stratford Point Lighthouse is a private residence and is never open to the public. You may view the lighthouse, and/or photograph it, from Stratford Point which is owned and privately managed by Sporting Goods Properties a subsidiary of the Dupont Corporation. Stratford Point is opened twice weekly to the general public: Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and Thursday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Stratford Point is approximately 27 acres in size and is surrounded on three sides by water. The Point is an excellent location for viewing American Kestrels, Eastern Meadowlarks, Northern Harriers and many species of shorebirds. The Point is a fall stopover for migrating monarch butterflies. During late September and early October Stratford Point is alive with hundreds of butterflies feeding on the blooming goldenrod.

The Judson House

967 Academy Hill Rd. (I-95, Exit 32), Stratford, CT 06615.

(203) 378-0630. Circa 1750 Georgian style house built by Capt. David Judson is furnished with period pieces of Stratford origin and has an outstanding collection of Chinese porcelain. Adjacent to House is the Catharine Bunnell Mitchell Museum with permanent exhibits of Stratford history and changing gallery exhibits from the Society's collections. Open 1st Sun. June – Oct., Wed. and Sun. Noon to 4. Adm.

The Merritt Parkway

6580 Main St, Greenwich, CT 06615.

Named a National Scenic byway in 2006 the Merritt Parkway is also known as CT Rte. 15 that stretches 37.5 miles from the New York State line in Greenwich to the western end of the Sikorsky Bridge over the Housatonic River in Bridgeport. Constructed in the 1930's to relieve traffic congestion it was built for pleasant transit as well as for development of the region as a major traffic artery to New York. The Merritt is known for its beautiful landscaping that features some 70,000 trees including 47,000 mountain laurel bushes, 11,000 evergreens and 3,777 dogwood trees. Another notable feature are the 66 whimsical Art Deco, Gothic, French Renaissance, Rustic, Neoclassic and Art Moderne styled bridges as well as the easy proximity of exits to nearby attractions in Fairfield County. The Merritt Parkway Museum is located at Ryder's Landing Shopping Center, 6580 Main St.,Stratford (exit 53). The museum is open Mon. - Fri., 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and features at 10 ft. long map of the parkway, a 30 minute video and bridge photography.

The Perry House

1128 West Broad St., Stratford, CT 06615.

I-95 Ex. 32, Rte. 15 Ex. 53. (203) 377-3779. Circa 1690, the homestead has a visitor center and unique venue to rent, special events functions, handicapped accessible, and brand new commercial kitchen. Mon. & Tues. 9:30 – 2:30, Thurs. 9 - 12, & Sat. 9 -12.