Plan the Perfect Saturday in Putnam, CT Last Updated: November 2023

Looking to explore somewhere new this fall? Look no further than the town of Putnam! From local artistry, to farm fresh goods and tasty meals, this hidden gem in the Scenic Northeast is the place to get inspired. From arts and culture to coffee and gelato, we've got you covered for a full day of fun. Whether you're visiting from a few towns away or a few states away, we've got the rundown on how to best spend a weekend day here like a pro! 

Stop 1: SawDust Coffee House

SawDust Coffee House is the perfect coffee shop to start your day at! Serving a variety of dishes like traditional breakfast food faire, specialty quiches and pastries of the day, and popular acai bowls, they have something for every kind of foodie! The same goes for coffee lovers: the shop pours up classic daily brews, to rich espresso beverages, and signature crafted lattes for each visitor's cup. 


Photo Credit: SawDust Coffee House 

Stop 2: Sawmill Pottery

Sawmill Pottery, Putnam

When you're done sipping, head on over to Sawmill Pottery to throw down and unleash your inner artist! Here, all ages and experience levels are welcome to explore their many workshops and classes. All it takes is some courage and a paintbrush dipped in glaze to fire up something special to take home! 


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Stop 3: Putnam Saturday Farmer's Market

While you wait for your pottery in the kiln after working up an appetite, head off to Kennedy Drive for some fresh samples at the town's farmers' market. Discover what local food vendors and farmers have in store for harvest this fall, and support small businesses!


Photo Credit: Meadow Central Market 

Stop 4: The Crossings Restaurant & Brew Pub

The Crossings Restaurant & Brew Pub, Putnam

All aboard! Your next stop is The Crossings Restaurant & Brew Pub. Formerly known as the Providence and Worcester train station, Crossings has now become a unique, railroad depot restaurant. Offering a variety of classic American staples, you and your company will enjoy the quaint charm of this industrial themed establishment. The menu is hearty but just light enough to ensure you leave room for dessert!


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Stop 5: Main Street Gelato

Main St. Gelato, Putnam

What weekend getaway would be compete without something sweet? Main Street Gelato is the cherry on top to end your perfect day trip to Putnam. The ice cream shop offers a premium choice of gelatos, sorbets, ice cream, and Italian ices that are sure to delight. Get creative by trying a new flavor. Who knows, it could become your new favorite! 


Photo Credit: Main St. Gelato 


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