Connecticut Bound: 52 Weekend Getaways

31. Winter Holiday

  1. Before you put on your boots and warm clothes, visit for Connecticut Grown Christmas trees then head out for a quest to find the perfect adornments for the holidays. The little town of Bethlehem, is a great place to mail your greetings, and be sure to visit The Christmas Shop in Bethlehem.
  2. Take a few downhill runs at Ski Sundown in New Hartford then cozy up by the fire and relax for a while.
  3. Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves for a train adventure taking you over the river and through the woods on the Naugatuck Railroad in Thomaston.
  4. Top off your getaway at Loon Meadow Farms in Norfolk with a 40-minute horse and carriage sleigh ride – complete with jingle bells and antique lap robes. Afterwards, warm up with a hot mulled cider.

DRIVING TIP: Approximate driving distance between furthest points (1 & 4) is 29 miles.

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