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Skiing in Connecticut

8 Winter Experiences You Just Can't Have in the City

For some city dwellers, winter may be the least popular season, but in Connecticut, we’ll show you why it’s our favorite. From tubing, skiing and even searching for the perfect Christmas tree, this short bucket list is packed with everything you need for outdoor adventures and indoor fun from December to March.

Featuring: Bantam Lake | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret | Flanders Nature Center/Land Trust | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gay City State Park | Lamothe's Sugar House | Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil's Den Preserve | Miller Tree Farm | Millwright's Restaurant | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Oyster Club | Pell Farm | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Project Oceanology | Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood | River's Edge Sugar House | Sedona Taphouse | Ski Sundown | The Charcoal Chef | Union League Café | White Horse Country Pub | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Windswept Tree Farm | Yurechko Tree Farm

CT Swimming Holes

Connecticut's Best Swimming Holes!

Sure, summer is a beach thing, but when looking to avoid the heavy crowds, visiting one of Connecticut’s swimming holes allows for just as much fun — whether it’s a refreshing dip after a picnic lunch, a relaxing afternoon tanning by the rock bed, or for adrenaline junkies, jumping off high boulders or tubing on the rapids. Here is a list of some of the best swimming holes the state has to offer:

Featuring: Burr Pond State Park | Chatfield Hollow State Park | Gardner Lake State Park | Gay City State Park | Lake Waramaug State Park | Mashamoquet Brook State Park | Mount Tom State Park | Mount Tom State Park

Ski Biking

8 Must-Try Winter Activities in Connecticut

Snowy New England winters are legendary. If you want to make the most of outdoor fun this winter, you don’t have to travel any farther north than Connecticut, where you can try anything from tubing down snow-covered slopes to climbing a wall of ice —without spending hours in the car. Here are a few great ways to get out there and play in the snow.

Featuring: City of New Haven | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Gay City State Park | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Ski Sundown | Town of Manchester | Town of Salisbury | Weir Farm National Historic Site | White Memorial Foundation | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center

Farmington River Trail, Simsbury

Bike Trails for Every Speed

Shredding through mountain trails or gliding along an open road along the coast or through the countryside, there are so many ways to enjoy biking in Connecticut. We’ve pulled together a few recommendations and resources to help you find the ride that’s right for you.

Featuring: Bicycle Tour Company | Bluff Point Coastal Reserve | Collis P. Huntington State Park | Connecticut Bed & Breakfast/Bicycle Trail | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | Covered Bridge Electric Bike Rental | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Gay City State Park | Meli-Melo | Mohawk State Forest | Mountain Biking at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Mystic Bike Rentals | Pedal Power - Vernon | Pedego SoNo Electric Bikes | Rockland Preserve | Simsbury Free Bike | Town of Clinton | Town of Derby | Town of East Hampton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Harwinton | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Plainfield | Town of Putnam | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Simsbury | Town of Trumbull | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport

Cross Country Skiing

Along for the Glide – Cross-Country Skiing Spots in Connecticut

There’s more to skiing in Connecticut than downhill runs. For fans of cross-country, or Nordic skiing, there are lots of places to ski, whether you’re a beginner, weekender or expert. Burning up to 600 calories an hour, cross-country skiing can be quite a workout, but it’s also a great way to experience the calm and stillness of some of Connecticut’s most breathtaking natural surroundings at your own pace. After a fresh snowstorm, you’ll find dozens of trails come to life in Connecticut, both groomed and natural, where you can indulge your senses in the beauty of a New England winter.

Featuring: Bolton Notch State Park | Chatfield Hollow Inn | Chatfield Hollow State Park | Gay City State Park | James L. Goodwin State Forest | Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil's Den Preserve | Quinnipiac River Linear Trail | Sleeping Giant State Park | White Memorial Foundation | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center

Social Distance Friendly Hikes

Social Distance-Friendly Hikes

Many people are turning to the great outdoors for fresh air, exercise and the renewing power of nature during the COVID-19 pandemic. Connecticut’s parks, forests and trails are a great resource. Below is a list of a few you might consider. But please check for temporary closures before you venture out and follow the guidelines provided by state and local officials.

Here are steps to take to enhance “social distancing” when enjoying the outdoors.

They include avoiding popular or crowded parks; observing the CDC's minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people; and, avoiding surfaces that are touched often, like playscapes, park benches and even other people's pets.

Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Burr Pond State Park | Campbell Falls State Park Reserve | Chatfield Hollow State Park | City of Middletown | City of Norwich | Cockaponset State Forest | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Devil's Hopyard State Park | Gay City State Park | Giuffrida Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | Kettletown State Park | Macedonia Brook State Park | McLean Game Refuge | Mianus River State Park | Nehantic State Forest | New Canaan Nature Center | Nipmuck State Forest | Old Furnace State Park | Pachaug State Forest | Riverfront Recapture | Ross Pond State Park | Salmon River State Forest | Shenipsit State Forest | Stratton Brook State Park | Town of Barkhamsted | Town of Cheshire | Town of Farmington | Town of Hamden | Town of Mansfield | Town of Naugatuck | Town of Pomfret | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Vernon | Town of Windsor | Town of Woodstock | Wadsworth Falls State Park | Weir Farm National Historic Site | West Rock Ridge State Park | West Thompson Lake Federal Park | White Memorial Foundation | Wickham Park


Email Marketing

Winter Wonderland - Sleigh Ride

Winter Weekend Wolderland

Overview: Prepare for a blizzard of fun, outdoors or in, all over Connecticut. Here are 30+ activities for the coolest January ever.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-01-08

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Featuring: American Museum of Tort Law | Arethusa al tavolo | Ascot's at The Norwich Inn | Bar Bouchée | Blue Ox Axe Throwing - Bridgeport | Bridgeport Sound Tigers | Chelsea Piers Connecticut | Chestnut Street Playhouse | Chowda Trail | City of Hartford | City of Norwich | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Wine Trail | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Discovery Depot at Nature's Art Village | Earthplace, The Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center | Florence Griswold Museum | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Gay City State Park | Guided Flyfishing Trips-Housatonic River Outfitters | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Hartford Stage | Hartford Wolfpack | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Infinity Bistro (Hartford) | Infinity Bistro (Norfolk) | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Inn at Middletown | James L. Goodwin State Forest | Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Litchfield Inn | Madison Beach Hotel | Meadowbrook Estate | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mohawk State Forest | Mohegan Sun | Monza World Class Karting at Foxwoods