Category Archives: Region

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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Laurel Ridge Daffodils

For one month each spring, there is a little piece of yellow heaven in the hills of Litchfield County. On ten acres of rolling fields and woodlands, hundreds of thousands of daffodils are in bloom, giving those that visit a …

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Stonington Borough

The historic town of Stonington Borough is located at the tip of the Stonington Peninsula and is the only town in Connecticut to face the Atlantic Ocean.  It has lived through days as a trading center and as a ship

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Hammonasset Beach State Park

Hammonasset Beach State Park boasts the longest shoreline in Connecticut, with a two mile stretch of sandy beach along Long Island Sound. The park is surrounded on two sides by water, with the Sound on one side and the Hammonasset …

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Rocky Neck State Park

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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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Historic Litchfield Town

Litchfield, a charming historic town in the central part of the Litchfield Hills is one of the better-known gems of Connecticut. In the center of town, the streets are lined with magnificent colonial homes that have been restored to their

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Lake Waramaug

Lake Waramaug, the second largest natural lake in the state, is located in the scenic LItchfield Hills, just a few miles west of the town of Litchfield. It is nestled amidst the towns of Washington, Kent, New Preston and  Warren. …

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Topsmead State Forest

Topsmead State Forest is one of the most bucolic public park settings in the state, set on the top of Jefferson Hill on the outskirts of the town of Litchfield. The property was formerly the home of Edith Morton Chase, …

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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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