Just minutes from the upscale, picturesque town center of Litchfield, down winding rural roads that would feel lonely if the views weren't so pleasing, hides one of Connecticut’s most charming historic properties.
Collinsville has been called one of America’s coolest small towns. Now a laid-back, artsy, outdoorsy section of the town of Canton, it was built up in the early 19th century around the world’s first ax factory and offers something to
In the suburban town of Southbury is an intriguing slice of little-known Connecticut history, hidden in plain sight.
In 1925 a group of Russian immigrants, mainly artists, writers, and dancers, transformed this patch of wilderness
The other day, I visited the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe in Hartford, Connecticut. Harriet Beecher Stowe is best known for writing Uncle Tom's Cabin, the most popular book of the eighteenth century after the Bible. She was the
The Glastonbury-Rocky Hill Ferry, the oldest continually operating ferry in the United States, began its life in 1655 as a raft pushed across the Connecticut River by a ferryman with a pole. Later, before the advent of steam power,
Ideally, Connecticut’s diverse capital city deserves at least a few days of exploration. But for travelers with less time, a visit to the visually striking Bushnell Park (the oldest publicly funded park in the United States) can give
Connecticut is home to many beautiful wineries, but for a wine-tasting spot with jaw-droppingly gorgeous scenery, you can’t beat Hopkins Vineyard on Lake Waramaug in New Preston.
Approaching the vineyard in the picture-perfect
Who expected to find the PEZ factory in the quiet roads of Orange County? Seeing this brought be right back to childhood, when the colorful candy in little plastic dispensers was a real treat. The brand was actually founded in Austria
Candlewood Lake isn’t just any inland body of water. The largest man-made lake in Connecticut, it covers 5,420 acres. Its 65 miles of shoreline take you on a gorgeous journey through five municipalities including the tiny and adorable
Connecticut is packed with history, but the most visible eras tend to be the 18th and 19th centuries. That doesn't mean what came before was any less fascinating. To get a sense of how people lived in Connecticut in the 17th century,
Connecticut’s three remaining covered bridges, picturesquely perched above rushing rivers, are classic photo opportunities in any season as well as instant reminders of the past. They recall a time when travel was slower and riskier,
There’s a reason you’ll see this historic theatre in every Connecticut tourism commercial: the 1876 Victorian building almost teetering on the east bank of the Connecticut River is breathtaking in itself.
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