In addition to the walkable Village SHOPPING area, there are other businesses right nearby that you'll want to know about and visit:
On the north shore, the historic 1847 HOPKINS INN offers access to its own private beach on the lake.
The beautiful nearby HOPKINS VINEYARD is a favorite afternoon stopover for a wine tasting, with an amazing view of the lake.
One of the area's oldest buidlings houses Rick Distel's RAIN ATELIER, purveyor of our favorite high-end, all-natural, Made-in-France, triple-hand-milled soaps (I think I've run out of hyphens here), carried in department stores and boutiques nationwide. Not to be missed. If Rain is closed, Rick's soaps can be found at PERGOLA.
Nearby STUDIO STEEL has for many years been creating one-of-a-kind custom wrought iron lighting fixtures for retail showrooms across the country.
And of course we in New Preston are ever grateful to the WASHINGTON BUSINESS ASSOCIATION for their support and encouragement. The WBA connects businesses with one another throughout the five Villages of Washington, CT.