Hidden treasures: Explore the variety of wares at these six CT flea markets

We all know the saying “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure,” but the flea markets around Connecticut certainly offer up plenty of hidden gems.

Where else can you find tiny teacups, clothes, antique furniture, old records and a variety of eclectic finds without breaking the bank? I love finding an item with a little history, or searching for a unique bit of decor for my home. During my own forays into flea markets in the area I’ve found military paraphernalia, art and an astounding number of dolls.

If you’re a seasoned flea market shopper or a novice to treasure hunting consider exploring these six flea markets.

Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market

Open Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for general admission, free admission 2-3:30 p.m. Elephant’s Trunk also offers two early bird options that allow shoppers to hit the stalls as early as 5:30 a.m.

Located at 490 Danbury Road, New Milford.

Info: etflea.com

The Trove

Open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Located at 1353 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook.

Info: facebook.com/TheTroveOldSaybrook

Bethlehem Indoor Flea Market

Open Friday 12-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Located at 37 Thompson Road, Bethlehem

Info: bethlehemctfleamarket.com

New Brunswick Flea Market

Open Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Located at 601 Migeon Avenue, Torrington.

Info: newbrunswickfleamarket.com

Wright’s Barn

Open Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Located at 99 Wright Road, Torrington

Info: wrightsbarn.com

Woodbury Flea Market

Open Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Located at 44 Sherman Hill Road, Woodbury.

Info: woodburyflea.net