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What's New in Connecticut
Looking for new things to do in Connecticut? From grand openings to getaway packages, restaurant launches to hotel upgrades, must-try experiences to not-to-be-missed exhibits, this is the place to discover all the new places to see, play and stay all over the state.
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.More
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.More
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.More
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/stateparksMore
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.More
There’s always something new and exciting to see or do in Connecticut! Here are a few to add to your list:
- The Blake Hotel, New Haven: http://www.ctvisit.com/listings/blake-hotel
- Wigwam Escape, Washington: http://www.ctvisit.com/listings/wigwam-escape
- Great Falls Brewing Company, North Canaan: http://www.ctvisit.com/listings/great-falls-brewing-company-depot-brewpub
- Hamilton Park, New Haven: http://www.ctvisit.com/listings/hamilton-park
- Mystic Boat Adventures, Mystic: http://www.ctvisit.com/listings/mystic-boat-adventures-llc
- The Homestead, Madison: http://www.ctvisit.com/listings/homestead-madison
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.More
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.More