Category Archives: Central River Valley

Along the Connecticut River, through the middle of the state.

Meriden Daffodil Festival at Hubbard Park

With spring upon us, the Meriden Daffodil Festival in Hubbard Park is another good place to go for brilliant spring flowers and landscapes. The festival is set for specific dates, usually the last weekend in April, but the best time …

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Collinsville

Tucked in the valley of the Farmington River and nestled into the surrounding hills is a little treasure of a town called Collinsville. It is just 14 miles from Hartford, and is technically part of the town of Canton, but …

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Enders State Forest and Waterfalls

Enders State Forest Park was established in 1970 when the family of John Ostrom Enders and Harriet Whitmore Enders donated the land to the state. With additional land donated by the family in 1981, and another purchase by the state …

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Garlic Farm, West Granby

The Garlic Farm is a small market garden farm in the countryside of West Granby. They specialize in vegetables and hardy fall crops – especially garlic, onions, and shallots. The market opens for the season when the vegetables are ready …

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Hot Air Balloon Festival, Plainville

The Hot Air Balloon Festival in Plainville is one of the only festivals of its kind in New England. It is held on the fourth weekend in August, and runs from Friday evening through Sunday. The schedule may change year …

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Rosedale Farms and Vineyards

Rosedale Farms and Vineyards operates a market garden farm as well as a winery. It is a fifth-generation farm and has been operating since 1920 in various renditions. It created a niche in the winery business when the owners planted …

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Hill-Stead Museum

Hill-Stead Museum is one of Connecticut’s best known historic house museums, and is visited by many for the renowned collection of impressionist art which includes original pieces by Monet, Degas, Manet, Whistler and Cassatt. The house was built at the …

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