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Connecticut Attractions
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These are pictures of scenic popular Connecticut parks, attractions and other great places to visit. You can see all of these too when you vacation in the tiny state of Connecticut. You can travel to see the Connecticut River, and visit Gillette Castle, even if it's cloudy or off season.

Eolia Mansion and gardens in Harkness State Park, is right across the way from Ocean Beach Park in New London, CT. Mystic Seaport is another great place to visit, especially if you like history and boats. Make a weekender of it, and visit the Mystic Aquarium too.

This page is full of some of the best parks, campgrounds, and restaurants in Connecticut, along with some helpful travel tips and directions.

Ansonia CT
Ansonia CT Pictures - See pictures of this quaint little town in the Naugatuck Valley.

Bridgeport CT Lighthouse - The lighthouse located at Seaside Park
Captain's Cove Seaport - A scenic marina that sits in a cove, restaurant, bar, dock, souvenier shopping, fun

Colebrook Lake A scenic overlook on route 8 north.

East Haddam, CT
Gillette Castle - Seeing is believing, what a great view the of Connecticut River.

East Lyme, CT
Rocky Neck State Park - Campground, picnicing, huge beach swimming
Ellie Mitchell Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

Newgate Prison Located in Granby CT, this is a must see visit! First prison built in Connecticut.

Madison, CT
Hammonasset State Park - Campground, beaches, boardwalk and Meig's Point

Charles Island Milford, CT - now a bird sanctuary. Also see Milford Point, the location of a historical old hotel, and observatory. Beachcombing, Charles Island, swimming
Milford Ct Pictures - Restaurants and motels galore. See the downtown marina.

Monroe, CT
Webb Mountain Park - Monroe, CT - Camping, hiking, picnicing

Mystic Aquarium and Mystic Seaport Great spot for tourists, historical boats and a river cruise.

New Haven
Lighthouse Point Park - New Haven, CT - Popular scenic park, Looff Carousel, waterpark fun, ocean swimming, playground

Naugatuck State Forest - Naugatuck, CT - Hiking trails, scenic view of Naugatuck Valley.

New London
New London Lighthouse - Located between Ocean Beach Park and Fred's Shanty

North Stonington
Foxwoods - Stop and have a little fun at this popular casino resort. Directions

Shelton CT
Visit Shelton CT - See the scenic historical town where we live.

Southbury and Oxford CT
Southford Falls - Southbury, Oxford CT - Scenic hiking, waterfall, wooden covered bridge

Lake Zoar, Stevenson Dam
- Stevenson, CT - Scenic view, fishing on the Housatonic River, follow Rt.34

Stratford, CT
Stratford Seawall Overlook - Stratford, CT - The Town Beach, Seawall Overlook Marnick's Restaurant and Motel
Boothe Memorial Park - Located in Stratford CT and very historial. Pack a picnic and go!

Mohegan Sun Pictures - If you haven't ever been to Mohegan Sun, here's some pictures.

Voluntown, CT
Pachaug State Forest - Voluntown, CT - Camping, trails, 2 ponds, fishing

Waterford, CT
Eolia Mansion Located in Waterford, CT at Harkness Memorial Park. A seashore mansion, beautiful gardens.

Brief Connecticut History

One of the original 13 states, Connecticut is known as the "Constitution State." It gets its name from an Algonquian word meaning "land on the long tidal river." Hartford has been the capital of Connecticut since 1875 and the state flower is the Mountain Laurel.

Other Connecticut Attractions

New England Air Museum - Travel through the history of aviation. More than a museum, it's an adventure! Open year round, 7 days a week 10am to 5pm; closed on Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. ADmission Adults $8.00 Child 6-11 $4.50; Seniors $7.00 call 860-623-3305. Just minutes away from Bradley International Airport right off Hwy 91between Hartford CT and Springfield Ma.

This website is based on our own travels thru New England.
Therefore, the information on hotels, restaurants, things to do, etc. may change.

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