All Aboard the Torrington Express

Thomaston / August, 2019

Railroad Museum of New England is debuting a new train ride this August called the Torrington Express. The scenic ride will take you up the Naugatuck River Valley, over the famed Thomaston Dam, and through the woods to Torrington. Passengers will also get the opportunity to depart from the train and spend two hours in downtown Torrington to grab lunch, walk around and explore.

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Take the Quiz!

Statewide / July, 2019

How much do you know about what to see and do in Connecticut? Take the quiz and you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of 6 CTvisit Prize Packs!

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Connecticut Grown Strawberries Ripe for the Picking

Statewide / June, 2019

Fresh from the field, Connecticut Grown strawberries are now ripening and ready to eat. Learn more about visiting one of the state’s many pick-your-own farms.

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15th Annual Connecticut Open House Day Set for Saturday, June 8

Statewide / June, 2019

Over 195 destinations across Connecticut are participating in Connecticut Open House Day on June 8th by offering residents discounted or free admission, giveaways, special activities and more. This year’s participants include historical sites, museums, galleries, vineyards, farms and restaurants.

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Passport to the Parks

Statewide / May, 2019

All residents with Connecticut license plates on their vehicles can enter all Connecticut State Parks free of charge to enjoy the state's natural resources.

Connecticut State Forests and Parks provide many opportunities for recreation appealing to many interests, including hiking trails, beaches, picnic areas, historic sites, birdwatching, boating, and other attractions.

Funds from a $5 per year fee added to passenger vehicle license plate registrations has resulted in improved park maintenance, shoulder-season camping for opening day of fishing and into the fall foliage, longer hours at our museums and nature centers, and more lifeguards at park beaches.  

Passport to the Parks benefits:

Free day use parking at state parks for all Connecticut-registered vehicles    

For more information about Connecticut State Parks, visit www.ct.gov/deep/stateparks

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Two Roads Brewing Set to Open Experimental Brewing Facility

Stratford  / March, 2019

On March 11, crafter brewer Two Roads Brewing Company will open a state-of-the-art, 25,000 square foot experimental brewing facility named Area Two. Area Two will be entirely focused on the production of sour, barrel-aged and experimental beers. It will also feature a tasting room, seasonal patio and rooftop beer garden.

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New Hotels, Restaurants and More!

Statewide / March, 2019

There’s always something new and exciting to see or do in Connecticut! Here are a few to add to your list: 

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Mystic Seaport Museum To Host Ice Festival

Mystic / February, 2019

Bundle up and celebrate the first-ever Ice Festival coming to Mystic Seaport Museum, February 16-18. The festival will feature ice sculpting demonstrations, indoor sock skating, horse and carriage rides, an escape room, winter games, crafts, bonfires, live music and much more. 

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10 Connecticut Travel Resolutions for 2019

Statewide / January, 2019

Every year around this time, we make resolutions for the year ahead. Most of these promises to ourselves don’t survive January, but we’ve got 10 resolution ideas that can easily be accomplished next year, all right here in Connecticut. 

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Explore Connecticut’s Museums This Winter

Statewide / January, 2019

Make sure to include a few of Connecticut’s noteworthy museums to your indoor-activity plans this winter. From art and history to science and transportation – Connecticut has a museum for everyone to enjoy.

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