In a nod to its rural location, Woodbury was named for being a “dwelling in the woods”. Formerly called the Pomperaug Plantation, Woodbury became its own town in 1673.
Unlike many New England towns, Woodbury has a distinctive linear structure: The majority of its old homes, churches, businesses, shops and restaurants span either side of the main road that stretches throughout the entire town.
Woodbury Arts & Culture
Woodbury may be most famous for its abundance of antique shops. With around two dozen antique shops in total, visitors can spend an entire day venturing down the Woodbury Antiques Trail in search of hidden treasures from the past.
In addition, Soulbury is a popular gift shop that sells art and handmade gifts created by local artists.
Food & Drink in Woodbury
Those interested in antiquing aren’t the only ones who will enjoy this town. The Woodbury Brewing Company offers an extensive draft list and live music. For culinary connoisseurs, the award-winning Good News Cafe offers a distinctive menu in an off-beat, charming space and was a trail-blazer in the “farm-to-table” movement.
Other local spots include the Dotties Diner – which offers breakfast favorites and nationally-acclaimed donuts – and New Morning Market, a family-owned natural foods store, juice bar, cafe and vitality center that provides customers with a huge selection of organic foods and wellness products.