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8 Spring Flings to Get You Out of the City

When the snow and ice finally thaw and things start to turn green again, that’s the perfect time to take a trip outside the city and experience springtime in Connecticut. Late March through mid-June, everything from flowers and fishing to farm animals and food trucks re-emerges from hibernation, ready to be experienced. Got a springtime fling we haven’t mentioned? Let us know @CTvisit.

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Belknap Preserve | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Brignole Vineyards | Buttermilk Lane Farm | Chamard Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Audubon Society Deer Pond Farm | Connecticut College Arboretum | Connecticut Wine Trail | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Earthplace, The Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Flamig Farm | Gillette Castle State Park | Haight-Brown Vineyard | Halfinger Farms | Hill-Stead Museum | Housatonic Anglers | Lavender Pond Farm | McLean Game Refuge | Middlebank II | Mine Hill Preserve/Roxbury Land Trust | Mountain Meadow Outfitters and Charters | Mystic Aquarium | Pachaug State Forest | Rum Runner | Scoot & Paddle | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Taylor Brooke Winery | Town of Ridgefield | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | Westmoor Park

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.

Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Burr Pond State Park | Campbell Falls State Park Reserve | Chatfield Hollow State Park | City of Norwich | Cockaponset State Forest | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Devil's Hopyard State Park | Farmington Canal Linear 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 | 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 Mansfield | Town of Naugatuck | Town of Norfolk | Town of Putnam | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Sherman | Town of Vernon | Town of Windsor | Town of Woodstock | Wadsworth Falls State Park | Wadsworth Mansion | West Rock Ridge State Park | West Thompson Lake Federal Park | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Wickham Park

Mother's Day: More Important Than Ever

Mother's Day: More Important Than Ever

This year as we prepare to celebrate Mom, we recognize that festivities will be different – but that doesn’t mean we can’t make the day special. We’ve put together some suggestions for showing Mom how much she’s loved. From gift ideas, to takeout feasts, to ways to celebrate, you’ll find there are still many fantastic ways to enjoy Mother’s Day in Connecticut.

Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Arethusa Farm | Arethusa al tavolo | Bee & Thistle Inn & Spa | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Brewery Legitimus | Bridgewater Chocolate Factory Retail Store - Brookfield | Brignole Vineyards | Cafe Aura | Chamard Vineyards | Charter Oak Brewing Company | City Steam Brewery Cafe | City of Bridgeport | City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Norwich | Connecticut Valley Brewing Company | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Divine Treasures | East Rock Park | Elicit Brewing Co. | Fascia's Chocolates | Griswold Inn | Half Full Brewery | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hog River Brewing Company | Horse Guard State Park | Kinsmen Brewing Company | Lyman Orchards | Mansfield Hollow State Park | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | McLean Game Refuge | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic Knotwork | Nipmuck State Forest | On Track Karting | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Priam Vineyards | River - A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | Spa at Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Spa at Delamar Southport | Spa at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sunnybrook State Park | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The White Hart | These Guys Brewing Company | Tiffany Juliet House | Town of Bloomfield | Town of Canton | Town of Chester | Town of East Granby | Town of East Hampton | Town of East Windsor | Town of Farmington | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Newtown | Town of Simsbury | Town of South Windsor | Town of Southington | Town of Stonington | Town of Wallingford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Town of Willington | Town of Woodbury | Town of Woodstock | Urban Lodge Brewing | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Willoughby's Coffee & Tea (New Haven) | l'escale

Favorite Park Closed? Here Are Others to Try

Favorite Park Closed? Here Are Others to Try

If you are looking to spend a day outside, only to find your favorite state park is closed, here are some other outdoor locations and local businesses to help you get outside and discover new outdoor destinations in Connecticut.

Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Audubon Guilford Salt Meadow Sanctuary | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Black Rock State Park | Bluff Point Coastal Reserve | Burr Pond State Park | Chatfield Hollow State Park | City of Milford | City of Norwalk | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center | Devil's Hopyard State Park | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Gardner Lake State Park | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harkness Memorial State Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | Hopeville Pond State Park | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lovers Leap State Park | Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil's Den Preserve | Mansfield Hollow State Park | McLean Game Refuge | Millers Pond State Park | Mount Tom State Park | Paddle Mystic-Mystic River Adventure Company | Paugussett State Forest | Penwood State Park | Quinnipiac River Linear Trail | Rocky Neck State Park | Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area | Scantic River State Park | Scoot & Paddle | Sea Kayak Connecticut | Sherwood Island State Park | Silver Sands State Park | Sleeping Giant State Park | Southford Falls State Park | Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge | Talcott Mountain State Park | Topsmead State Forest | Town of Kent | Wadsworth Falls State Park | Webb Mountain Discovery Zone

34 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Spring

34 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Spring

When the air gets warmer and the trees come back to life after a long winter, you'll know it’s springtime in Connecticut. As the flowers are blooming, refreshing spring activities are popping up — and you can be sure businesses are working hard to keep you safe. From active adventure and family fun to relaxation and romantic escapes, here’s your guide to the spring season in Central Connecticut.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Artisanal Burger Company | Axe It | Berkshire Balloons | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Blackledge Country Club | Brignole Vineyards | Butler-McCook House & Garden | By The Sea Day Spa | Chaffinch Island Park | Chamard Vineyards | Chester Bulkley House B&B | City Climb Gym | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut River Valley Inn | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Crown & Hammer Restaurant & Pub | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Dinosaur State Park | Divine Treasures | Dondero Orchards | Edgerton Park | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Enders State Forest | Escape New Haven | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Farmington Valley Arts Center | Fired Up | Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Farm | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Giuffrida Park | Gouveia Vineyards | Grassy Hill Country Club | Halfinger Farms | Hill-Stead Museum | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | IT Adventure Ropes Course | J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks | Johnson's Duckpin Lanes | Kehler Liddell Gallery | Lessard Lanes Family Entertainment Center | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Louis' Lunch | Lutz Children's Museum | Lyman Orchards | Madison Beach Hotel | Matterhorn Mini Golf | Max's Oyster Bar | McLean Game Refuge | Michael's Trattoria | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Millers Pond State Park | Millwright's Restaurant | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Munson's Chocolates | New Britain Museum of American Art | New Haven Museum | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Nomads Adventure Quest | On Track Karting | Onyx Spirits Company LLC | PEZ Visitor Center | Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery | Pardee Rose Gardens | Parkville Market | Penwood State Park | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pond House Cafe | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Ray of Light Farm | Riverfront Recapture | Riverwind Inn Bed & Breakfast | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Rockledge Golf Club | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Rose's Berry Farm | Safari Golf | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Sleeping Giant State Park | Smash Avenue | Soarin' Indoors | Spare Time Entertainment - Vernon | Stegosaurus | Stone Age Rock Gym | Sweet Cioccolata | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Children's Museum | The Corner Restaurant | The Only Game in Town | The Place | The Sculpture Mile | The Stand | The Wallingford Victorian Inn | Thompson Chocolate | Town of Avon | Town of Durham | Town of East Hartford | Town of Farmington | Town of Farmington | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Madison | Town of Naugatuck | Town of Southington | Town of Wallingford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Windsor | Tradition Golf Club at Wallingford | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Falls State Park | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | West Rock Ridge State Park | Wickham Park

34 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Fall

34 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Fall

When the air is crisp and vibrant foliage hues emerge, so do safe and fun fall activities. From active adventure and family fun to relaxation and romantic escapes, here’s your guide to the fall season in Central Connecticut.

Featuring: 5 Churches Brewing | Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | BAR | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Bear's Smokehouse (South Windsor) | Bear's Smokehouse (Windsor) | Belltown Hill Orchards | Berkshire Balloons | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Boardman House Inn | Book Trader Café | Bradley Mountain Farm | Bradley Mountain Farm | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Brignole Vineyards | Buttermilk Lane Farm | By The Sea Day Spa | Cedar Hill Cemetery | City Climb Gym | City Gallery | City of Milford | City of New Britain | City of New Haven | Claire's Corner Copia | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Copper Beech Inn | Corner Pug | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Divine Treasures | Drazen Orchards | Easy Pickin's Orchard | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Escape New Haven | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Flamig Farm | Flora | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gallery on the Green | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Gillette Castle State Park | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Gouveia Vineyards | GrandView Camp Resort and Cottages | Griswold Inn Tap Room | Grove Street Cemetery | Guilford Art Center | Hey Day Antiques | Hickory Hill Orchards | Historic Wethersfield | Hops on the Hill Brewery | House of Naan Indian Kitchen & Bar | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | IT Adventure Ropes Course | J. Timothy's Taverne | Johnny Appleseed's Farm | Johnson's Duckpin Lanes | Karabin Farms | Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center and Museum | Kinsmen Brewing Company | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Westbrook) | Lyman Orchards | Maple View Farm | Maple View Farm | Mattabesett Blue Trail | McLean Game Refuge | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Milford Historical Society | Millers Pond State Park | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | New England Cider Company | On Track Karting | Overshores Brewing Company | Penwood State Park | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | R.J. Julia Booksellers | Ray of Light Farm | Real Art Ways | Rhythm Brewing Company | Rockland Preserve | Rogers Orchards Shuttle Meadow Farm | Rose's Berry Farm | Sayulita | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Simsbury 1820 House | Smash Avenue | Soarin' Indoors | Stanley-Whitman House | Stowe's Seafood | Talcott Mountain State Park | Tap & vine | Ted's Montana Grill | The Children's Museum | The Chowder Pot of Hartford | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | The Place 2 Be | The Wallingford Victorian Inn | Thimble Island Brewing Company | Three Girls Vegan Creamery | Town of Avon | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Farmington | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Hamden | Town of Hamden | Town of Manchester | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Portland | Town of West Hartford | Traveler Restaurant | Treat Farm | Union League Café | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | West Rock Ridge State Park | Wickham Park | Wolf's Den Family Campground | Yale Center for British Art | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms


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In Full Bloom

In full bloom

Overview: Spring in Connecticut is in full force, with gardens, fields and farms bursting with new life! Here are a few places to take in the season at its most colorful.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-05-15

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Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Belknap Preserve | Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Brignole Vineyards | Buttermilk Lane Farm | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | Chamard Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | City of New Britain | City of New Haven | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Audubon Society Deer Pond Farm | Connecticut College Arboretum | Connecticut Wine Trail | Cricket Hill Garden | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Delamar Southport | Denison Homestead Museum - Pequotsepos Manor (1717) | Earthplace, The Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Flamig Farm | Florence Griswold Museum | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | G Spa at Foxwoods | Gilbertie's Herb Gardens | Gillette Castle State Park | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Harkness Memorial State Park | Hill-Stead Museum | Hollister House Garden | Housatonic Anglers | Housatonic Museum of Art | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lavender Pond Farm | Little Pub Fairfield | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Mayflower Inn & Spa | McLean Game Refuge | Meigs Point Nature Center | Middlebank II | Mine Hill Preserve/Roxbury Land Trust | Mountain Meadow Outfitters and Charters | Mystic Aquarium | Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge | Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale | Osborne Homestead Museum | Palmer Arboretum | Roseland Cottage Museum | Rum Runner | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Scoot & Paddle | Seaside Park | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Taylor Brooke Winery | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Town of Fairfield | Town of New Canaan | Town of Ridgefield | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Weir Farm National Historic Site | Westmoor Park | White Flower Farm | Wickham Park | Winvian Farm | Yale Marsh Botanical Garden

Make Summer Count

Make Summer Count

Overview: It’s so good to get away — and you can have all the fun of a summer vacation right in Connecticut! From daring adventure to savory seafood, drive-in movies to scenic hikes, there are so many ways to enjoy summer. Here’s your guide to finding your road trip escape or relaxing staycation! Just be sure to check the latest travel advisory before venturing out!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-08-11

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Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bill's Seafood Restaurant | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Brownstone Adventure Sports Park | Bulls Bridge | Burr Pond State Park | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | Campbell Falls State Park Reserve | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Chatfield Hollow State Park | City of Hartford | City of Middletown | Clam Castle | Club Getaway | Cockaponset State Forest | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Watersports | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Devil's Hopyard State Park | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Flamig Farm | Ford's Lobsters | Gay City State Park | Giuffrida Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hopkins Vineyard | Indian Well State Park | Kettletown State Park | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lake of Isles Golf Course | Lee's Riding Stable | Lobster Landing | Lobster Shack | Lyman Orchards | Macedonia Brook State Park | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Mashamoquet Brook State Park | McLean Game Refuge | Mianus River State Park | Millwright's Restaurant | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Mohegan Sun Golf Club | Mount Tom State Park | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Nehantic State Forest | New Britain Museum of American Art | New Canaan Nature Center | Nipmuck State Forest | Odetah Camping Resort | Old Furnace State Park | Pachaug State Forest | RiverQuest | Riverfront Recapture | Ross Pond State Park | Salmon River State Forest | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | Shenipsit State Forest | Silverman's Farm | Simsbury Free Bike | Sleeping Giant State Park | Stratton Brook State Park | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | Talcott Mountain State Park | Taylor Brooke Brewery | The Glass House | The Last Green Valley | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Place | Town of Barkhamsted | Town of Beacon Falls | Town of Cheshire | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Town of Hamden | Town of Pomfret | Town of Portland | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Sherman | Town of Simsbury | Town of Vernon | Town of Windsor | Town of Woodstock | Wadsworth Falls State Park | West Rock Ridge State Park | West Thompson Lake Federal Park | White Memorial Foundation | Wickham Park | Winvian Farm