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Connecticut Off The Beaten Path

  • Columbia... and Columbia Lake

    There is a little town named Columbia where I went to meet (in person) someone who wrote to me on VT. It was a pleasant l.5 hr. drive in sunny autumn weather. Wish I had taken pics of his house and the wonderful lake he lives on. Reminded me of a miniature Lake Winnepesaukee. I did a bit of touring around the town and shot a few pics in case...

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  • Niantic

    Located on Niantic Bay, Niantic is a village that is part of the town of East Lyme. (Lyme disease was first contracted and diagnosed in East Lyme). Although it is a small town, with only about 3,000 inhabitants, its beaches and waters attract many visitors in the summer. It is a popular place for swimming, fishing, and boating.Rocky Neck State Park...

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  • The Bowen House

    You're driving along a country road and suddenly there she is...all dressed in bright pink!! It's the Bowen House, built in 1846, and known as the Roseland Cottage. It is owned by HISTORIC NEW ENGLAND. We pass it when coming home from the Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts. The house is in Woodstock, Conn. just north of Putnam...which is...

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  • CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL 2009 !!!!!

    Spring is almost here, which means blooming flowers and cherry blossoms await. Rather than admire the change of seasons from home, plan a weekend stay in New Haven, CT. The Wooster Square neighborhood invites visitors to enjoy the Wooster Square Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday, from 1-5pm. The 32nd annual spring event celebrates the arrival of...

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  • Connecticut Outdoor Adventure

    Connecticut offers a huge amount of outdoor adventure activities including: hiking/backpacking, kayaking/canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing, road cycling, horseback riding, sailing, and other watersports. There are strong associations and organizations forming a network of outdoor enthusiasts. The best resource for online maps and guides is...

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  • Harkness State Park

    Near Mystic, in Waterford actually, there is a great place to go for a picnic and some good beachcombing, it is called Harkness State Park and was donated to the State by the millionaire Harkness and his wife. Unlike the estate mansions of Rhode Is. it is not furnished, but you can go on a tour of the house and enjoy the grounds at your leisure. I...

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  • Travel to New Haven in the fall!

    This is a path, running beside the Quinnipiac River which comes down from the north into the east side of New Haven, CT.Just a small sampling of the color! Vermont is not the only place with fantastic fall colors! The weather is also nice in the fall along the coastal area.

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  • Bison, Bison,Bison

    Not far from my house in Putnam, in the small town or Brooklyn CT is the home of Creamery Brook Bison farm....Here is a working bison farm that you can come to observe and take a tour around. There is a 40 minute hay ride through the farm and gift shop afterwards...If you have never seen a bison than here is a good place ......... 19 Purvis Rd. ...

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  • More Wild Life

    This is just another picture of the scenery and wildlife we have to offer..This is a Swan in one of the lakes, i don't remember which lake, we have so many..Many of the best landscape shots will come from the northeast or northwest hills....

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  • We have Wild life to...

    Connecticut also has a diverse amount of wildlife,from Deer,coyotes,bear,fox,turkeys,hawks,eagles and much more..You never no when you will see some of them,but there are certin spots to observe our wildlife...Here is a red tail hawk which are very comman... We have these around our house all the time

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  • Many Lakes

    This is just one of many beautiful lakes in Connecticut..This one is in Eagleville...Depending on the time of year you can go swiming, fishing , boating or ice skating(during winter of course)...The great thing about it is that from end to end you can drive connecticut in 2 hours , it took us that long to go have that distance in costa rica...

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  • Just drive around

    Connecticut has some wonderful scenery to offer.. Just driving around you can find many post card shots....like this one...There are many lakes and state parks for recreation that are very inexpensive for the whole family to have fun, Many times we prefer these to the beaches as they tend to be less crowded...

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  • Twin Lakes

    Located about 4 miles west of Canaan, Twin Lakes is a semi-private lake. It is spectacular with the nearby Taconic Mountains in the background. It is close to Mt Frisell, the highest point in Connecticut.

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  • Connecticut Back Roads

    Take some of the back roads in the Housatonic Valley. The scenery can be amazing in some areas. Here is a farm I took a picture of near Canaan. CT

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  • Mansfield Hollow

    At Mansfield Hollow, there are many trails for walking, running, horseback riding, and even cross-country skiiing. My favorite part about the hollow is the reservoir. You can take a canoe or boat in it, but you cannot drink from it because it is the source of water for the Mansfield area.

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  • A glance at the sea-farers - Mystic...

    You can see whaling ships of the past docked at the port and movies about how whalers used to live and go out on hunts. The Seaport also shows how the life used to be here in the late 19th century. There are live demos of how the sails were put on the whaling ships by the crew, how the watches were repaired, etc. If you are lucky, you can see a...

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  • Swimming, Hiking, and having FUN

    The Appalachian Trail cuts through the northwest corner of CT and it's many offshoots create ample hiking opportunities. The Great Falls (The Little Niagara of the Northeast) in Falls Village is a must-see in the Spring. It was built as a flood-control dam on the Housatonic river and every spring after the snow melts, or every summer after days of...

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  • The grave of Milo J. Freeland

    On the graveyard of East Canaan you can find the grave of Milo J. Freeland who died in april 1883. He was the first colored man who enlisted from the north in the Rebellion of 1861. The grave is situated at the back of the graveyard just right of the middle pathway.

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  • Beautiful Covered Bridges

    Look for the old covered bridges that are scattered throughout the region. This one is in Cornwall, Connecticut and has one-way traffic because of it's narrow width that was originally intended for horse and buggy. Although the bridge has been restored in a few places the original heavy timbers remain.

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  • Drive around Connecticut

    Most people just drive through this state on their way somewhere else, but Connecticut can be truely beautiful, especially in the fall seasons, when colors peak and you can have wonderful scenic drives through the 'Indian Summer' landscape. We drove from Fairfield to Kent and Litchfield Hills. The Falls at Kent were a bit disappointing, but Kent is...

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  • There are a few places in...

    There are a few places in eastern CT that are quick and easy to find for day trips. The first on is a good hike with a great view until you pan around and hit Foxwoods. This is called Lantern hill and is on Wintechog hill Rd (i thin k i spelled it right) This road is your first right after Foxwoods + Rt 214 on Rt2 east. Down the road you will see...

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  • BE ADVISED THAT THE SPOT SHOWN...

    BE ADVISED THAT THE SPOT SHOWN IN THIS PICTURE IS NOT, I REPEAT, NOT, THE HIGH POINT. I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS AT THE TIME.THE HIGH POINT OF CONNECTICUT IS A BIT TRICKY TO SPOT, SINCE IT IS ACTUALLY A POINT ON THE SOUTH SLOPE OF MT. FRISSELL, RIGHT ON THE BORDER OF CONNECTICUT AND MASSACHUSETTS. (THE TOP OF MT. FRISSELL IS IN MASSACHUSETTS.)

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  • And if you really want to see...

    And if you really want to see the beauty of Connecticut ... you'll need a tour guide ... And I'd be glad to show you a few of my favorite places. Such as this perch on Lost Lake.

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  • Most travelers to Connecticut...

    Most travelers to Connecticut miss the smaller forests, woods and parks that are all over CT ... Especially in fall and winter it's very easy to get out in the woods and be all alone in the quiet, stillness and wonder of nature at her most peaceful. If you're in NYC ... visiting from another country ... and need a break from the hectic pace of the...

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  • Spring in CT. Tulips bloom...

    Spring in CT. Tulips bloom from late March (at the earliest) through mid May. Just before the azaleas.

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  • Late Spring in CT. ...

    Late Spring in CT. Occasionally, it rains (oh well), but that is just an excuse for the flowers to open up ... and offer the bees their most precious nectars. Visit CT in June - the nights are cool, and the days, warm.

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  • Yes ... that's the moon above...

    Yes ... that's the moon above the trees. And do visit Connecticut ... in the fall when the full moon is setting (see photo) ... and go out at dawn on your kayak to the middle of the lake and there watch the eastern horizon glow red ... and the western one shimmer with the setting moon ....

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  • And ... if you kayak on the...

    And ... if you kayak on the Long Island Sound in the fall ... after the New Yorkers have closed up their summer homes on the islands near Stony Creek, you can hop out on a number of islands and take in the sights and sounds of the ocean (as if you lived there).

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  • STONINGTON VINEYARDS - A great...

    STONINGTON VINEYARDS - A great place to visit and make a purchase. They have free wine tastings and tours. Tours are scheduled at 2:00 PM everyday, rain or shine. Tasting and gift shop are open every day from 11:00 AM to 5 PM.This from their brochure: We produce premium barrel-fermented Chardonnay and Fume Vidal, both aged to a balanced finish in...

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  • Travelling the back roads...

    Travelling the back roads throughout Connecticut is terrific, if you like that sort of thing. The countryside is beautiful and there are hundreds of antique shops and little country stores everywhere. Try Route 138, Route 32, Route 164...in the eastern portion of Connecticut.

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  • There are so many places in...

    There are so many places in Connecticut to see that it's hard to pin it down to one (so I won't)From New London take the Hartford Road to Salem Four Corners. Take a left and keep going until you see the sign for Devil's Hopyard. It's a very narrow road surrounded on all sides by trees and streams. When you get to the Hopyard, the Falls are...

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