Things to Do in the Fall in Connecticut

Are you looking for some fun and interesting to do this Fall here in Connecticut. While we know that Fall is the time we pick apples, drink cider, and go on long, scenic drives through the state to watch the Fall Foliage change colors, did you know that there are so many other things to Read More

Plan a Day Trip to Visit Essex, Connecticut

If you are looking for a great way to spend a day in Connecticut, take a drive to Essex, Connecticut. This is such a beautiful town with wonderful architecture to be seen all around. Houses date back to the 1700s and most have been fully restored. Stop for lunch, dinner or just drinks at the Read More

Visit The Butterfly-Pollinator Garden at Cohen Woodlands in Colchester

When summer begins it’s quick and hot demise, our gardens are graced with the final flourishes of color, and beautiful butterflies. A well-kept secret in southeastern Connecticut is the Butterfly-Pollinator Garden at Cohen Woodlands in Colchester. Certified as a Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation, Cohen Woods is the perfect setting for this gorgeous public garden, which Read More

Buttonwood Farm Sunflower Festival in Griswold, Connecticut

Buttonwood Farm in Griswold, Connecticut is the place to go when you want awesome homemade ice cream and you want to bask in the glow of a 14 acres of sunflowers. Buttonwood Farm was named by Foursquare as one of the best places in to get ice cream in Connecticut. Back in 2003 the owners Read More

The Newport Flower Show Comes to Rosecliff Mansions this June

Each year, the Newport Flower Show is held at the Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. It is held at the end of June and is a “must see” event. If you have never attended the Newport Flower Show let me tell you a few things about it. The Newport Flower Show is pleased to Read More

A Day Trip to The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk

We are always looking for fun things to do as day trips in Connecticut. This past weekend we visited The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor for a day of shopping and food. We were invited on a media tour to check out some of the shops and also NIXS Restaurant & Bar. Read More

Red Pandas Arrive at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo will be the temporary home for “Rochan,” a 16-month-old male Red panda. Rochan’s home exhibit at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, MA, is undergoing renovations that require him to relocate for a limited time. He is expected to reside at Connecticut’s only zoo at least through Spring 2016 and guests will Read More

The Hartford Saengerbund Oktoberfest

A few years ago, we attended the Saengerbund German Oktoberfest in Newington, Connecticut and it’s back again this year so we’re all excited to attend again. When we went the first time it was the first time we had ever heard about this Oktoberfest and we felt very Willkommen (Welcome). The Saengerbund German Oktoberfest Details Website: www.hartfordsaengerbund.org (click on the Oktoberfest) Read More

Connecticut Corn Maze Adventures

It’s Corn Maze season, when the corn is high and farmers make all kinds of cool designs and mazes for your enjoying pleasure. It is also a great way for farmers to earn a little extra money with their crops. Most Connecticut corn mazes open around September 1st and close in October or early November, Read More

Spend the Day at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport

The Connecticut Beardsley Zoo is a tiny zoo with a lot to do and it is the only zoo in Connecticut. The zoo is also open all year long so you can visit animals in warm or cold months and see how they live in different climates. Young children especially will be thrilled with the Read More