Blog :: 05-2016

It's All About The Journey ... 13 Gorgeous Beaches In Connecticut You Have To Check Out This Summer

I don’t know about you, but I love a good trip to the beach. With the unofficial start of summer this weekend it's time to start planning what beaches to frequenting for the season. Luckily, Connecticut has a lot of options. These beaches in Connecticut are fan favorites, and great for a lone day of tide watching or a family outing.

 

 

You should pack a beach bag now so you can be ready as soon as the moment hits!

 

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It's All About The Journey ... 10 Country Connecticut Roads Offering An Unforgettable Scenic Drive

Even a state as scenic as Connecticut can get lost behind all the buildings and bustling cities. But these roads will let you return to the Connecticut you know and love. With spring coming in, these would be perfect for a scenic day trip with the windows down.

Tis the season to "hit the road" and enjoy the beautiful Constitution State - even the journey is enjoyable!

 

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It's All About The Journey ... These 12 Restaurants In Connecticut Don?t Look Like Much? But WOW, They?re Good

Discovering Connecticut isn't all about the outdoors, here are some interesting dining opportunities where restaurants make their name by having extremely good food. So don't get too distracted by the exterior. These restaurants far surpass their outsides, and may even surprise you with how big of a flavor punch they pack! If you’re looking for a new spot for date night I would definitely recommend checking out a place on this list!

 

 

 

Bon Appetit!

 

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It's All About The Journey ... These 15 State Parks In Connecticut Will Knock Your Socks Off

Connecticut’s state parks are simply breathtaking to behold. In the spring, entire valleys come to life as color returns, but you’re just as moved by autumn, when those spring colors transform. Every season has its reason, but these parks will let you enjoy them to the fullest!

 

Gillette Castle State Park (East Haddam)

1. Gillette Castle State Park (East Haddam)

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You absolutely must take a view of the castle who's builder coined the phrase "elementary, my dear Watson." And don't forget to check out the spectacular Connecticut River views!

 

Hammonasset Beach State Park (Madison)

If you want to visit the beach but still get in a workout, consider the miles of exercise trails this location offers. Many residents think this is the best beach in the state.

 

Sleeping Giant State Park (Hamden)

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This park offers a great hike, and a view of the sleeping giant mountain, so named from the Native-American story.

 

Harkness Memorial State Park (Waterford)

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Walk through the mansion's gardens and feel transported to 18th century England. Overlooking the Long Island Sound, it will be hard not to feel like royalty.

 

Silver Sands State Park (Milford)

This one is my personal favorite. The boardwalk and pier are phenomenal for photography and biking.

 

Kent Falls State Park (Kent)

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This park features a beautiful waterfall with viewing platforms along the way so you can stop and enjoy the sounds.

 

Fort Trumbull State Park (New London)

This pre-Civil War fort is a sight to behold! Walk the grounds and soak in the state history.

 

Rocky Neck State Park (East Lyme)

The perfect balance of beach and trees, this park is perfect for all ages and a great place to find cool sea shells.

 

Devil’s Hopyard State Park (East Haddam)

Choose your trail wisely, because some of the paths get quite steep. But there's no park that will make you feel closer to nature than this one!

 

Chatfield Hollow State Park (Killingworth)

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Visit the lake area during the off season to avoid the crowd and use the summertime to check out the trails.

 

Haystack Mountain State Park (Norfolk)

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This is where you go when you're searching for aerial like views of the state. What you'll see from up here is incredible!

 

Lovers Leap State Park (New Milford)

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Hike the blue trail to catch views like these, and bring your partner with you because its romantic history makes this a great place for magic!

 

Burr Pond State Park (Torrington)

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In terms of size, this freshwater pond is actually more like a lake. This area is perfect for bringing the dogs or hosting a little picnic.

 

Collis P. Huntington State Park (Redding)

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The wide open fields are great for frisbee and catch, or even using cool toys like remote control planes.

 

Penwood State Park (Bloomfield)

These foliage heavy trails are meant to be slowly perused as you catch glimpses of animals and take in the warmth. Definitely my pick come autumn!

 

It's a great time of year to explore all that Connecticut has to offer and fine out which state park is your favorite!

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