Connecticut Bound: Weekending with First Lady


Welcome To CONNECTICUT Patricia L. Rowland Honorary Chairperson Connecticut Tourism Council Dear Friends: On behalf of all the families who call Connecticut home, it is a pleasure to welcome you to our beautiful state. The remarkable diversity of Connecticut’s landscape and pastimes makes it an ideal choice for your getaway or vacation any time of the year. Whatever your interest, you will find so many ways to explore it here. Looking for a little relaxation? Try sharing a weekend with someone special at one of our many country inns and B&Bs, then spend an afternoon antiquing or just enjoying the natural splendor around you. Few kids can resist the state that created the first hamburger and invented the frisbee! For family fun, climb up the mast of a tall ship or down into a nuclear submarine, match footprints with a dinosaur, or marvel at a 15-year-old beluga whale. We’ve even got amusement parks — mixing thrills with a distinctive Connecticut atmosphere. If culture captures your interest, we have Broadway without the hassle. See productions that are headed for the Great White Way, visit a host of first-class museums, including the oldest free public art museum in the country, and enjoy musical performances under the stars.For exhilarating adventure, view the state from a hot air balloon or parasail, strap on skis and attack a slope, or shoot Class V rapids in a kayak. We also have two of the finest gaming facilities in the world. Getting to and around Connecticut is easy.  Located between New York and Boston (Hartford is 100 miles from each) Connecticut is served by Amtrak and Metro North rail and Bradley International Airport is a modern convenient facility.   Once you’re here, Connecticut is less than sixty miles north to south and 100 miles across. Once you’ve sampled the many pleasures of Connecticut, you’ll understand why we’re known as the ‘Land of Steady Habits.’ We’re sure you’ll make a visit here a steady habit, too! Patricia L. RowlandFirst LadyState of Connecticut


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Antique Impressions


  1. Pick your own apples, peaches and other seasonal fruit at the 1,000-acre Lyman Farm at Rtes. 147 & 157 in Middlefield.
  2. Then take Rte. 157 north to Rte. 66 east for some fun antiquing in East Hampton.
  3. Travel south on Rte.196 and 149 to picturesque East Haddam. Browse the shops and stay overnight in a country inn or B&B. Next day, head west on Rte. 82 where you’ll find the Antique Carriage and Sleigh Museum of New England at Al…

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