Voluntown is a beautiful country town that’s two-thirds state forest. There are many families that live here, some farmers and small businesses, too. Here are a few things to check out when you come to the area, on your way here or your way home.
Sunnyside Farm: less than a mile from Still Waters, a cute shop that sells farm-made goods , including vegetables, eggs, and goat milk soaps. Their store is open year round and the cows and goats hang outside all the time. We use their delicious, local eggs from happy hens in our retreat breakfasts and baked goods. You can pretty much pop into their shop anytime.
Lavender Hill Farm Alpacas: a mile in the other direction, this cute farm also has a shop and many adorable alpacas. They are open 10 am to 4 pm on weekends. If you’ve never met an alpaca, you must go!
Voluntown Farmer’s Market: Sundays from mid-July through early October, 10 am to 1 pm. Vendors and live music. This is a small market with special finds like Sisu Finn Soaps and their almost famous shampoo bar.
Ice Cream! Of course you want the ice cream. Several shops are near and a little far. Closest are Buttonwood Farm, famous for their Sunflowers for Wishes benefit event, and Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, that also has a cute little shop with lots of local finds. If you like a little farm animal viewing while eating your ice cream, go to either or both of those. If you want to go north for a nice little excursion, head up to Brooklyn CT for some really delectable ice cream made by The Ice Box. Worth the drive to support the family-owned business that’s making some of the BEST small batch ice cream I’ve ever tried.
You don’t have to buy things to enjoy the beautiful town of Voluntown. Visit our forests and hike our public trails. Visit Green Falls and Beach Pond. You’re only a few minutes from the Rhode Island border!
You can find a comprehensive listing of all my favorites above listed at the CT Visit website here.