Viewing: Connecticut

Milford CT: Boating, Beaches, Birds and a Quick Island Hike

WHY GO: Come by car…..or boat. Milford CT is one of the very few harbors in Connecticut situated in a downtown – one with good restaurants and a lively night scene. The town dock, Milford Landing, can accommodate 40 sizeable boats on any given night – and with eager dock-hands, “Welcome to Milford” discount goodie-bag, […] Read more

Old Lyme CT: Birthplace of American Impressionism

WHY GO. Morning fog transforms the landscape into the hazy tableau of an impressionist painting in the very place considered the Birthplace of American Impressionism, Old Lyme CT.  In the late 1890’s widow Florence Griswold opened her home to American artists fresh from studying in France, forming the country’s first European-style Art Colony – an “American […] Read more

Middletown, Portland CT; Home of Brownstones And Wesleyan University

WHY: Like Cher and Madonna, Brownstone requires no last name. Read any city real estate listing and you’ll find “brownstones” without further identification.  Are they houses? Kitchen counters? Of course not.  You just know they are those iconic reddish brown row houses, arrayed side by side, stoop steps spilling onto tidy sidewalks. Though “Brownstones” need […] Read more

New Haven, CT; Center of Arts, Food, Theater, and Oh Yes, Yale University

WHY GO: Yale University.  Original Guttenberg Bible. Most innovative Live Theater in the country. Free World Class Art Museums.  Best Pizza on the planet. Birthplace of the a) Hamburger, b) Frisbee, c) Knights of Columbus, d) Cotton Gin, e) Dictionary.  There are so many reasons to visit New Haven, and this Getaway is just the […] Read more

Essex, CT: An American Eagle Town

WHY GO: Why is Essex, CT is one of the most popular yachting towns in the Northeast USA? Because it’s located on the flat out stunning Connecticut River, deemed one of 15 wetlands “of international importance,” where Bald Eagles have returned in droves.  The Connecticut River and Essex in particular was, if not the center of the […] Read more

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