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Topsmead State Forest Cottage in Litchfield, CT

Topsmead State Forest Cottage in Litchfield, CT

The Topsmead State Forest cottage in Litchfield, Connecticut is the perfect fall destination. It’s the former summer home of Miss Edith Morton Chase. Topsmead History Miss Edith Morton Chase was the daughter of the first president of Chase Brass and Copper in Waterbury, Connecticut. At that time Waterbury was the brass capital of the world. Architect Richard Henry Dana, Jr. designed and build Miss Morton Chase’s English Tudor house. The house is taken straight from the English countryside. It was…

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Fairfield Museum and History Center in Fairfield, CT

Fairfield Museum and History Center in Fairfield, CT

The Fairfield Museum and History Center takes you on an exciting journey way back in time. Travel back to experience what life was like in Connecticut nearly 400 years ago. What type of people lived in the area we now call Fairfield County? How did the choices they made get us to where we are today? Let’s dive right In. Celebrating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past Exhibit There was no Southwestern Connecticut 400 years ago. The area was…

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Antique Shopping at the Stratford Antique Center

Antique Shopping at the Stratford Antique Center

Is looking for antiques your thing? It’s not usually mine. But I got the opportunity to go to the Stratford Antique Center and I decided to check it out. It’s located in Stratford, Connecticut. I was expecting lots of things found in people’s attics. Instead, I found lots of classic pieces I can really see being used in Interior Design. Keep reading to see what I found. There are little cubicles for each vendor to sell their own items. Items…

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Brewery Tour at Two Roads in Stratford, CT

Brewery Tour at Two Roads in Stratford, CT

We’re continuing to check out local spots and this brewery is up next. I visited Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, Connecticut and took a self-guided tour. Two buildings make up the brewery. There’s the first building that is the original building. Area Two-Experimental Brewing is housed in the second one. That is their experimental lab. It’s where they make small batches and do product development, creating one-of-a-kind brews. Both buildings have tasting rooms. Area Two We started off in…

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Strolling Around Walnut Beach in Milford, CT

Strolling Around Walnut Beach in Milford, CT

One of my favorite local beaches is Walnut Beach in Milford, Connecticut. Lots of people complain about the beaches in the Northeast. While they’re not the same as beaches in the South or in the Caribbean, they are not that bad. So that’s where I was last weekend. There are lots of little houses and shops that have sprung up recently in this area of Milford. This means there are things to do even if you’re not going to the…

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Connecticut Bike Trails to Try in Every County

Connecticut Bike Trails to Try in Every County

Connecticut bike trails are heating up. Contributing to a national bike shortage? I can understand why. Everyone is excited about summer and wants to get outside. Not to mention biking is a great activity where you’re not around a lot of people. Keep reading for the best bike trails in every county of Connecticut. Fairfield County Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT), Norwalk, CT Collis P. Huntington State Park, Redding, CT Twin Brooks Park, Trumbull, CT Hartford County West Hartford Reservoir,…

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Glastonbury, Connecticut: Relaxing Fall Day Trip

Glastonbury, Connecticut: Relaxing Fall Day Trip

Glastonbury, Connecticut is smack-dab in the middle of the state. This was my first time visiting. A famed Korean café brought us up here. Raon Jena Coffee and Dessert is the name of the café. They had really good desserts. I love a good French macaron and the ones they sell are gigantic. Their macarons are fresh. The ones I had definitely were not frozen. I ordered taro, crème brûlée and a third flavor that I don’t remember. Raon Jena…

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Hiking at Indian Well State Park

Hiking at Indian Well State Park

Hiking is a great social distanced fall activity! I went to the Indian Well State Park to go hiking with some friends. This state park is located in Shelton, Connecticut. I talked a little bit about it in my Fairfield County staycation post. The location is great. There is a beach. There are hiking trails. But this trip wasn’t about the beach. It was about getting back into hiking. The Beach That’s it for the beach pics. After I left…

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Staycation Postcards: St. Mary’s by the Sea- Black Rock

Staycation Postcards: St. Mary’s by the Sea- Black Rock

St. Mary’s by the Sea is located in the Black Rock neighborhood of Bridgeport, Connecticut.  Would I really consider it an actual park? No. Was it the perfect place for an afternoon walk in late August? Definitely! The Black Rock neighborhood of Bridgeport, Connecticut is on the border of the city of Bridgeport and the town of Fairfield. It offers great views of Long Island Sound. Scout the wildlife such as birds and fish. Many people visit the park to…

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Fairfield County, Connecticut Fall Staycation Itinerary

Fairfield County, Connecticut Fall Staycation Itinerary

Fairfield County, Connecticut is located in the southwest part of the state. It borders the Long Island Sound. This means there are great beaches but Long Island shields the area from the rough Atlantic Ocean waters. It’s a great place to visit in the fall for so many reasons. Keep reading to see what to do and where to go in Fairfield County. Where to Stay in Fairfield County I live in Fairfield County, so I’m going of off recommendations…

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