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The best parts of fall are simply unavailable in the city; no hills rolling with color, no apple orchards or pumpkin patches, and certainly no historic cider mills. Luckily, Connecticut has all of these and more, and it’s just a brief drive away. This short list is packed with everything from pumpkin picking to hot cider and corn mazes.
Featuring: Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Belltown Hill Orchards | Berkshire Balloons | Black Hog Brewing Company | Chester Charter, Inc. | Connecticut Dinosaur Trail | Connecticut Science Center | Dinosaur State Park | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Fort Hill Farms | Giuffrida Park | Haley Farm State Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hogans Cider Mill | Kent Falls State Park | Lyman Orchards | Mooney Time | New England Cider Company | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | RiverQuest | Rose's Berry Farm | Scott's Yankee Farmer | Silverman's Farm | Skydive Danielson | Spoke + Spy Ciderworks | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | These Guys Brewing Company | Thimble Island Brewing Company | Thomas Hooker Brewing Company | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Coventry | Town of Durham | Town of Litchfield | Town of Putnam | Town of Trumbull | Town of Woodbury | Two Roads Brewing Company | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms
Connecticut has always been a favorite location for filmmakers, in fact, quite a few Academy Award-nominated productions have filmed here. The variety and diversity of locations available, coupled with a helpful Film Office, makes the state ideal for television, film and digital shoots. It was difficult to narrow down the list, but here are some of the more well-known movies you may recognize—and the Connecticut towns that played a role.
Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Norwalk | City of Shelton | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Pizza | Mystic Seaport Museum | Town of Beacon Falls | Town of Bethel | Town of Darien | Town of Farmington | Town of Greenwich | Town of New Canaan | Town of Redding | Town of Trumbull | Yale University Visitor Center
Everyone needs time to distress from the hustle and bustle of everyday life – what could be better than detoxing in luxurious spas, finding your center through meditation, or connecting with the crisp beauty of nature? You may think you need to travel to a faraway land, but believe it or not, “off the grid” is actually right around the corner! With numerous destinations to keep you mindful, Connecticut puts peace right in the palm of your hand.
Featuring: Biologic+ | Claire's Corner Copia | G-zen | Lavender Hill Farm Alpacas | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Ray of Light Farm | Rowanwood Farm | Salt of the Earth Therapeutic Spa | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Stand Vegan Cafe | Town of East Hartford | Town of Madison | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Trumbull | Town of West Hartford | Winvian Farm | Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center
Corn mazes are a fall tradition in Connecticut. You’ll be impressed by the sheer number of mazes in the state and the mind-boggling creativity that goes into building them. Some are daytime mazes with clues and hints, and some let you come back in the dark with a flashlight if you’ve got the nerve. So if no one’s told you to go get lost lately, maybe it’s time to do it yourself, and bring along family and friends. Can’t get enough? Most are open on weekends. Check websites for details.
Featuring: Castle Hill Farm | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Fort Hill Farms | Lyman Orchards | March Farm | Town of Griswold | Town of South Windsor | Town of Trumbull | Town of Windsor | Town of Woodbury
Connecticut has a long-standing reputation for fine dining, as well as a strong farming heritage. Many of the restaurants here have depended upon locally grown foods and products for generations — long before there was a “farm-to-table movement.” Today, we’re proud of the many chefs and culinary professionals who build their innovative menus around sustainable, local ingredients, and we’re honored to have so many of the farmers, fishermen and other producers continue to bring the freshest, finest product to our tables.
Featuring: Arethusa al tavolo | Bailey's Backyard | Cafemantic | Dinners at the Farm | Firebox Restaurant | Heirloom at the Study | Millwright's Restaurant | Miya's Sushi | Oyster Club | Present Company | River Tavern | Sugar & Olives | Tavern on Main | The North House | Town of Greenwich | Town of Newington | Town of Trumbull | Town of Wilton | Winvian Farm | ZINC Restaurant
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 | City of New Haven | City of New Haven | Collis P. Huntington State Park | Connecticut Bed & Breakfast/Bicycle Trail | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | Mohawk State Forest | Mountain Biking at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Mystic Bike Rentals | Nathan Hale State Forest | 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 Mystic | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Putnam | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Simsbury | Town of Trumbull | Town of Vernon | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport
The Discovery Channel’s annual “Shark Week“ festivities may not officially start until later this summer (July 22), but Connecticut museums and attractions are getting a head start with all kinds of exhibits and shows about sharks. So, if you can’t get enough of these ocean superstars, check out these Connecticut spots offering a closer look.
Featuring: Bruce Museum | Mystic Aquarium | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Trumbull | Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Every year around this time, we make resolutions for the year ahead. Most of these promises to ourselves don’t survive January, but we’ve got 10 resolution ideas that can easily be accomplished next year, all right here in Connecticut. So, make 2019 the year you …
Featuring: A Yankee Balloon | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Adventure Rooms - Premier Room Escape | Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Berkshire Balloons | Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | Dalice Elizabeth | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Escape 101 | Escape New Haven | Fields of Fire Adventure Park | Guided Flyfishing Trips-Housatonic River Outfitters | Hunt Hill Farm Trust | Jones Family Farms | Mountain Meadow Outfitters and Charters | Mystified Escape Rooms | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | Panic Room | Saybrook Point Inn Marina & Spa | Shoreline Segway | Shoreline Segway | Skydive Danielson | Team vs Time - Premier Room Escape | Town of Guilford | Town of Hamden | Town of Trumbull | Town of Westport | Town of Wilton | Wigwam Escape
Overview: The days may be shorter, but there's even more to do in Connecticut come September. For example, get lost in one of Connecticut's many impressive corn mazes, now at the height of their popularity.
Featuring: Angevine Farm | Black Hog Brewing Company | Castle Hill Farm | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Norwich | City of Shelton | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Fort Hill Farms | Hartford Yard Goats | Hilton Hartford Hotel | Lighthouse Point Park | Lyman Orchards | March Farm | Mohegan Sun | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mountain Biking at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | New England Brewing Company | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Ocean Beach Park | Relic Brewing Company | Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | Silverman's Farm | Stony Creek Brewery | The Connecticut Beer Trail | The Hops Company | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | Town of Bethel | Town of Branford |