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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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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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Staycation Postcards: Seaside Park in Connecticut

Staycation Postcards: Seaside Park in Connecticut

I visited Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut. We had one warm day before all the cold fall days came. I’m so glad I went. The weather was beautiful and I wasn’t the only one who thought so. Start to drive through Seaside Park and you’ll see the bandshell (below). The design resembles a fish in its shape and scale-like texture. It’s a very unique element. The park is on your right and the beach area continues on your left. The…

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Quintessential New England Winter Activities

Quintessential New England Winter Activities

Lots of places in the U.S. don’t have four seasons. So they are unable to experience fall and winter. That’s not the case with New England. Ice Skating There’s just something special about the first day the local rink opens. And then it’s that first skate on the fresh, untouched ice. I’m not one for skating on frozen ponds. I stick to indoor rinks. Ice skating is a great winter sport to do with friends or as a family. The…

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Connecticut: Best Fall Events

Connecticut: Best Fall Events

Fall has fallen in Connecticut. Everyone thinks about the things they want to do during the summertime. Fall should be no different. Here are the best events for fall. Norwalk, Connecticut I always look forward to the Norwalk Boat Show every year. Last year I took you all on a tour with me. This year it will be held from Thursday September 19th – Sunday September 22nd. Expect motorboats and sailboats from boat-builders worldwide. Get to step in yachts and…

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