Connecticut Bound: 52 Weekend Getaways

13. Back Roads to Brooklyn

  1. Catch a theatrical performance at the Bradley Playhouse in Putnam. Next morning, enjoy a country style breakfast and then visit the antique haven of the northeast in Putnam.
  2. You can’t pass up the chance to tour the Roseland Cottage in Woodstock
  3. and the Prudence Crandall House, Rte. 169, Canerbury – two historic sites that are a must see!
  4. Continue to Pomfret and stop by Sharpe Hill Vineyard for a leisure lunch at the base of the vineyard. If you want to see a spectacular view, hike up the vineyard to the top of the hill and view 3 states. Before leaving Sharpe Hill Vineyard, purchase their renowned bottle of Ballet of Angels (red or white). Then onto Rte. 6 east to Brooklyn.
  5. Take a 40-minute wagon ride through a working farm where the buffalo roam and Bison Creamery Farm.
  6. Head north on scenic Rte. 169 to Pomfret. Stop by Martha’s Herbary and tour the gardens. Make an overnight reservation at any one of the local B&B’s or inns, before heading to The Vine in Putnam, The Harvest Restaurant or the Vanilla Bean Cafй in Pomfret for casual dining.

DRIVING TIP: Approximate driving distance between 1 & 6 are 34 miles.

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