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Some of Connecticut’s smaller, less well-known towns have been described as “sleepy” or “undiscovered gems.” But the people who live there, and the people who visit, know differently. These towns might be overshadowed by a larger town or city, or maybe they are not easily reached by the interstate, but they have a personality that makes visiting them worth going “off the beaten path” for a day or even a weekend. Best of all, they're all great to visit in any season.
Featuring: Airsign Ballooning Company | Antiques Marketplace | Antiques on the Farmington | Bradley Playhouse | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | By The Sea Day Spa | Candlelight Farms Inn | Chapin Park B&B | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | ConneCTions Tours | Cos Cob Inn | Crown & Hammer Restaurant & Pub | Darien Historical Society | Deary Brothers/Mikes Stand | Hunt Hill Farm Trust | Lovers Leap State Park | New Milford Historical Society Museum | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | Stony Creek Brewery | The Kelsey House Bed & Breakfast | Thimble Island Brewing Company | Thurber House | Town of Branford | Town of Canton | Town of Darien | Town of New Milford | Town of Putnam | Victoria Station Cafe | Visit Collinsville
There's still time to escape the city this summer. And if you need any more motivation than the stifling heat, here are a dozen amazing experiences just waiting for you in Connecticut. This short bucket list is packed with everything from zip-lining over the water and hiking with llamas to island kayaking and old-fashioned drive-ins. Have a favorite we haven’t mentioned? Let us know @CTvisit.
Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | Club Getaway | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Farmington River Tubing | Kent Falls State Park | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lyman Orchards | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | Odetah Camping Resort | RiverQuest | Rose's Berry Farm | Rowanwood Farm | Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area | Simsbury Free Bike | Town of Barkhamsted | Town of Simsbury | Town of Southington | Winvian Farm
Some people say a travel experience should make an impact on the traveler, not the place. In other words, if you are looking for travel that lets you make the most of your visit, without taking a toll on the environment, consider Connecticut. You can even arrive by public transportation and leave your car at home. Then, once you’re here, you can stay in an environmentally conscious hotel, go on eco-friendly adventures and more.
Featuring: Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn | Bailey's Backyard | Bicycle Tour Company | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Cafemantic | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Bed & Breakfast/Bicycle Trail | Connecticut River Valley Inn | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | Courtyard by Marriott - Cromwell | Courtyard by Marriott - Norwich | Courtyard by Marriott - Shelton | Earth Hotel at Mohegan Sun | Ethan Allen Hotel | Firebox Restaurant | G-zen | Grace Farms | Grand Pequot Tower | Great Cedar Hotel | Guest House Retreat & Conference Center | Guilford Walking Tours | Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic | Holiday Inn Express - Southington | Homewood Suites by Hilton - Southington | Hyatt House Hartford North/Windsor | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Main Stream Canoes & Kayaks | Marriott Hartford Downtown | Microtel Inn & Suites - Uncasville | Milford Walking Tour | Miya's Sushi | Mohegan Sun's Sky Tower and Earth Tower | Mystic Bike Rentals | Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa | Nathan Hale Inn & Conference Center | New Haven Green Walking Tours | New Haven Village Suites | Paddleworks CT | Pedal Power - Berlin | Pedal Power - Essex | Pedal Power - Middletown | Pedal Power - Vernon | Pedego SoNo Electric Bikes | Residence Inn by Marriott - Danbury | Residence Inn by Marriott - Hartford | Residence Inn by Marriott - Milford | Residence Inn by Marriott - Mystic | Residence Inn by Marriott - Southington | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Scoot & Paddle | Sea Kayak Connecticut | Sheraton Hotel at Bradley International Airport | Simsbury Free Bike | SpringHill Suites by Marriott - Milford | Super 8 - Cromwell | The Fox Tower Hotel | The Last Green Valley | The Study at Yale | Torrington Historic Audio Walking Tour | Two Trees Inn | Walking Tour of Plymouth Center | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk
With hundreds of miles of shoreline on Long Island Sound, more than 1,500 lakes and ponds, and rivers of every size and description, Connecticut is an excellent playground for those who like to have fun on the water. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Featuring: Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Clarke Outdoors | Farmington River Tubing | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | Town of Lyme | Town of New Milford | Volsunga IV Thimble Island Cruise
One of Connecticut’s greatest attractions is its long-standing love affair with the water — from its history as one of the country’s first maritime ports to today’s shoreline and riverside marinas filled with fishing boats and pleasure craft. Even if you don’t have a yacht (or a dinghy) of your own, there are many places you can rent, hire or charter a boat to explore some of the best sights (and most amazing views) on the water.
Featuring: Argia Mystic Cruises | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hawk | Blue Venture Fishing Charters | Bluefin Sportfishing Charters | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Captain John's Tiki Tours | Clarke Outdoors | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Grass Island Cruises | Hel-Cat II | Joy Ride Charters of Connecticut | Main Stream Canoes & Kayaks | Middlebank II | Osprey Sport Fishing | Poet's Lounge Charters | Real Escape | RiverQuest | Sabino | Sail-works.com | Scoot & Paddle | Sea Kayak Connecticut | Sunbeam Fleet
These days tourism can be so much more than ticking a few places off your list. In fact, visitors to Connecticut often seek out lessons, classes and workshops to enhance their experience. No grades or tests, but you (or even your kids) may go home with a new skill, insight or even a handmade souvenir!
Featuring: Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Fascia's Chocolates | Fired Up | Florence Griswold Museum | Gold Rush Farm LLC | Grace Farms | Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio Gallery & School | Hunt Hill Farm Trust | Le Rouge Handmade Chocolates by Aarti | Lee's Riding Stable | Lime Rock Park | Mead Farm | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Science & Sailing | Painting with a Twist | Spring Meadow Farm | The Storyteller's Cottage | The Wine Press | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Weir Farm National Historic Site
Where are you on the adventure meter: madcap, somewhat gutsy or along for the ride? No matter! You can have a perfect-10 experience on one of Connecticut’s clear and refreshing rivers and lakes. Check out some choices below. And if you’re not seeking thrills but just want a quiet day in nature, here are some suggestions for you, too.
Featuring: A.C. Petersen at Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Candlewood Lake Town Park | Clarke Outdoors | Connecticut River Museum | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Farmington River Tubing | Gillette Castle State Park | Lake McDonough | Lakeside Watersports | Main Stream Canoes & Kayaks | Mount Tom State Park | Old Lyme Inn | Salmon River State Forest | Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area | Stony Creek Brewery | West Cornwall Covered Bridge