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Butterfly on flower

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

Thoreau suspension bridge

Do Look Down: Viewing Foliage from the Heights

Thrill-seekers can see the brilliant fall leaves from a different perspective this season – enjoying the view from above. Tree climbing, zip-lining and adrenaline-pumping rock climbing are some of Connecticut’s more adventurous leaf-peeping offerings. Get the bird's-eye view of some of the state’s most breathtaking vistas where the full spectrum of vibrant hues is most visible and trust us, the effort is worth the ultimate reward.

Featuring: Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Berkshire Balloons | Haystack Mountain State Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Mohawk State Forest | Pachaug State Forest | Skydive Danielson

Wooster Square Trees

Connecticut in Bloom

The winters in Connecticut are long, but more often than not, spring makes it all worthwhile. It won't be long now until a number of places in the state see spring fully sprung in all its glory – indeed, there are special havens where specific flowers and flowering plants dominate the landscape. If you love life and color, here are some spots to take it all in.

Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Denison Homestead Museum - Pequotsepos Manor (1717) | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Pachaug State Forest | Wooster Square

Summer Flowers

Connecticut's Summer Blossom Finder

Summer in Connecticut erupts with color, from carefully tended gardens to wild grown fields and forest trails. In June, the roses make their entrance. In July, the rhododendrons and lavender take center stage. And in August the sunflowers provide the grand finale. Here are a few of the biggest and best viewing opportunities, as well as some suggestions for other places in Connecticut also beginning to bloom. Remember, Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day is June 23, so be sure to check for locations celebrating throughout the state.

Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | City of Hartford | City of New Britain | City of New London | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Florence Griswold Museum | Lavender Pond Farm | Lyman Orchards | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Pachaug State Forest | Town of Bethlehem | Town of North Branford | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Stonington | Town of Thomaston | Town of Thompson | Wickham Park

Mounting Biking

Mountain Biking at Its Best

With its many abrupt elevation changes, well organized forest lands and long history with two-wheelers (the pedal-assisted bicycle was invented in New Haven), Connecticut turns out to be a great place for mountain biking. There are dozens upon dozens of terrific trails in the state, many of them within state parks or forests. So get out your bike and helmet and begin your travels.

Featuring: Collis P. Huntington State Park | Millers Pond State Park | Mohawk State Forest | Nepaug State Forest | Pachaug State Forest | Rockland Preserve | Town of Greenwich | Town of Manchester | Westwoods Trails

Great Garden Spots

Great Garden Spots

Connecticut’s climate, soil and varying terrain make it a wonderful place for growing and observing plants and flowers. In late spring and early summer, there are so many gardens and sanctuaries calling out for a visit that it’s hard to keep track of sometimes. With that in mind, here’s a selection.

Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Connecticut College Arboretum | Cricket Hill Garden | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Nipmuck State Forest | Pachaug State Forest | White Flower Farm

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

Instagrammable Connecticut: Flower Towns

Instagrammable Connecticut: Flower Towns

It’s no secret that Connecticut has stunning scenery at all times of the year. When springtime rolls around, a handful of towns throughout the state overflow with vibrant-colored flowers and plants. Although we’re all staying safe at home, we hope these pictures give you a bit of the experience of walking amongst the beautiful blossoms.

Featuring: City of Bridgeport | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Grace Farms | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lavender Pond Farm | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Nipmuck State Forest | Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge | Pachaug State Forest | Town of Fairfield | Town of Griswold | Town of Litchfield | Town of North Branford | Town of Vernon | Wooster Square

Getting Outdoors in Mystic Country

Getting Outdoors in Mystic Country

Some of the greatest memories are made off the beaten path. Whether you’re a Connecticut native looking for something different or are visiting from the big city, unique outdoor adventures are plentiful in Mystic Country. From Putnam to Mystic and out to Niantic, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy a breath of fresh air while doing something you have never done before.

Featuring: Barn Island Wildlife Management Area | Bluff Point Coastal Reserve | Haley Farm State Park | Mansfield Hollow State Park | Old Furnace State Park | Pachaug State Forest | The Last Green Valley | Town of Ledyard | West Thompson Lake Federal Park

Family Fun for All Four Seasons

Family Fun for All Four Seasons

No matter the season, Connecticut is your one-stop spot for family fun. Here you can enjoy the distinct seasons and take in spring flower festivals, make a summer splash at the beach or a water park, admire the fall foliage or find downhill thrills at a winter ski resort. Whether you've got young kids or a teen that's hard to please, Connecticut offers adventures, year-round.

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Andrews Homestead (1760) | Angevine Farm | Ashford Dairy Bar | BAR | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Blue Jay Orchards | Bohemian Pizza | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | Campbell Falls State Park Reserve | Capital Ice Cream | Cheney Homestead (c.1785) | City of Milford | City of New Britain | City of New Haven | City of Stamford | Colony Grill | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Crystal Lake | Devil's Hopyard State Park | Domenic's & Vinnie's - Southington | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Escape New Haven | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | EverWonder Children's Museum | Flamig Farm | Fort Stamford | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Giuffrida Park | Goodwin Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Hollister House Garden | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Johnny Appleseed's Farm | Lutz Children's Museum | Lyman Orchards | Mansfield Hollow State Park | MindBreak Escape Rooms | Modern Apizza | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mount Tom State Park | Mystic Aquarium | Mystified Escape Rooms | Nathan Hale Homestead | New England Air Museum | Niantic Children's Museum | Pachaug State Forest | Panic Room | Pizza Pete's | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Ray of Light Farm | Rogers Orchards Sunnymount Farm | Roseland Cottage Museum | Sally's Apizza | Sea Swirl of Mystic | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sky Zone - Norwalk | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | Tankerhoosen Valley - Vernon's Green Valley | The Children's Museum | The Dudley Farm Museum | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Thorncrest Farm, LLC & Milk House Chocolates | Town of West Hartford | Tulmeadow Farm Store and Ice Cream Shop | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | We-Li-Kit Farm | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Whittle's Willow Spring Farm | Wickham Park

How to Spend the Perfect Romantic Day in Mystic Country

How to Spend the Perfect Romantic Day in Mystic Country

Celebrating love seems more important than ever this year, doesn’t it? We have all been cooped up in the house for far too long and you will probably take just about any excuse to actually have plans to look forward to… right? If you need the ultimate itinerary for a safe yet sweet romantic excursion, we have got you covered in Mystic Country.

Featuring: Bluff Point Coastal Reserve | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Elizabeth's Farmhouse | Historic Downtown Mystic | Jonathan Edwards Winery | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Muddy Waters Cafe | Pachaug State Forest | S&P Oyster Co. | Salmon River State Forest | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Sift Bake Shop | Stonington Vineyards | Taylor Brooke Brewery | Taylor Brooke Winery | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | Town of Putnam | Town of Stonington | Victoria Station Cafe


Email Marketing

Lavender Field

Summer lovin’.

Overview: From rose gardens to lavender farms to sunflower fields, here are a few places in Connecticut where you can see summer at its most colorful.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-06-13

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Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bruce Museum | City of Hartford | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Connecticut College Arboretum | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Cricket Hill Garden | Dinosaur State Park | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Florence Griswold Museum | Fort Hill Farms | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Jones Family Farms | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lavender Pond Farm | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lyme Art Association | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Britain Museum of American Art | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | Ocean Beach Park | Pachaug State Forest | Palmer Arboretum | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Southwind Farms | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Barnum Museum | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Glass House | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of North Branford | Town of North Haven | Town of Roxbury | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Westport Museum for History & Culture | Wickham Park | William Benton Museum of Art | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

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


Recent Press

Beautiful Places to See New England Fall Foliage This Year

Conde Nast Traveler

Online article highlighting places to see the foliage in New England.

Published Date: 2018-10-05

Featuring: B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Connecticut Audubon Society Deer Pond Farm | Mount Tom State Park | Pachaug State Forest | Spicer Mansion | Talcott Mountain State Park | Winvian Farm

The Best Campsite in Every State

Real Hartford

Online article highlighting the best campsites in the U.S.

Published Date: 2019-07-01

Featuring: Pachaug State Forest

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Summer Blooms

WRCH Lite 100.5

Weekly radio and online spots that highlight things to do in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-07-09

Featuring: Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Hill-Stead Museum | Lavender Pond Farm | Pachaug State Forest

The Best Places to See Fall Foliage in the Northeast

TravelZoo

Online article highlighting the best spot to view foliage in the Northeast.

Published Date: 2019-10-07

Featuring: Connecticut Audubon Society Deer Pond Farm | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Mount Tom State Park | Pachaug State Forest | RiverQuest | Spicer Mansion | Talcott Mountain State Park | Winvian Farm

Where to See the Most Scenic New England Fall Foliage This Year

Conde Nast Traveler Online

Online article highlighting scenic fall foliage in New England.

Published Date: 2019-10-15

Featuring: Connecticut Audubon Society Deer Pond Farm | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Mount Tom State Park | Pachaug State Forest | RiverQuest | Spicer Mansion | Talcott Mountain State Park | Winvian Farm

Connecticut Celebrates New Year With First Day Hikes On Jan. 1

Patch

Online article highlighting Connecticut's New Years day hikes.

Published Date: 2021-12-30

Featuring: Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve | Bluff Point Coastal Reserve | Chatfield Hollow State Park | Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park | James L. Goodwin State Forest | Kettletown State Park | Mansfield Hollow State Park | Pachaug State Forest | People's State Forest | Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area | Sherwood Island State Park | Sunrise Resort State Park