If you go: Southbury

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Globe Correspondents / January 29, 2006

How to get there

From Boston, take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) west to Interstate 84 (exit 9). Continue on I-84 through Hartford to exit 14 (Route 172). Go right at the bottom of the exit to a stoplight. Turn left and drive one mile; just across the highway, turn right onto Fish Hook Road. Continue 1.6 miles to a right turn onto River Road. Continue a little more than three miles, keeping the Housatonic River on your left, to reach the check-in center inside Northeast Utilities gate. The area is 149 miles, or about a three-hour drive.

What to do

Shepaug Eagle Observation Area

River Road, Southbury, Conn.

Open Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through March 15. Free. Reservations are required. Call 800-368-8954 Tuesday-Friday 9-3.

Where to eat

Firehouse Eatery & Taproom

75 Glen Road, Sandy Hook


Located barely across the Housatonic River from the eagle viewing station, this colorful bar and casual restaurant serves burgers, sandwiches, and baked pasta dishes. Sandwiches $4.95-$8.95, entrees $8.95-$13.95.

Denmo's Snack & Dairy Bar

340 Main St. South, Southbury


Classic hot dog-burger-fried clams drive-in stays open all winter for in-car dining. Sandwiches and plates $2.95-$11.95.

Where to stay

Curtis House Inn

506 Main St. South, Woodbury


An 18-room bed-and-breakfast inn dating to 1754. Double rooms $56 with shared bath, $90-$135 with private bath.

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