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52 Weekends in Connecticut Day Trips and Easy Getaways from the Litchfield Hills to Long Is

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ISBN-10: 0881507210

ISBN-13: 9780881507218

Edition: 2007

Authors: Andi Marie Cantele

List price: $17.95
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Discover a wide variety of year-round weekend activities and itineraries in one of the smaller, yet diverse, states in the country. Full of year-round activities and fun excursions for both first-time visitors and long-time residents,52 Weekends in Connecticuttraverses the entire state, from the bucolic Northwest Corner to the Quiet Corner in the northeast, along the shoreline facing Long Island Sound and dozens of points in between. Tour an Ivy League campus; shop for antiques and hidden treasures; hike the Appalachian Trail; ride a vintage steam train; or take a wintertime cruise in search of seals, and much more!
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Andi Marie Cantele is a freelance writer and professional gardener who enjoys hiking, rowing and cycling. She is the author of 52 Weekends in Connecticut , Explorer's Guide New Jersey, Explorer's Guide Connecticut, and cycling guides to Connecticut, New Hampshire, and western Massachusetts in Countryman's Backroad Bicycling series. Her work has also appeared in Yankee Magazine , Bark magazine, and Best Places to Stay in New England . She lives in Connecticut's Litchfield Hills region.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Spring
Sweet Destinations: Sugarin' Time at Connecticut's Sugarhouses
Masterpiece Weekend: Art Museums
Heartbeat of the Revolution: The Lebanon Green
Casino Culture: Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino
Intelligent Design: Yale University
All the Pretty Horses: The New England Carousel Museum and the Bushnell Park Carousel
Antiques Heaven: Woodbury
New England's Rising Star: Hartford
A Storied History: Theater in Connecticut
Spin into Spring: Biking the Back Roads
A River Runs Through It: The Housatonic River
On the Waterfront: Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea
Living History: The First Company Governor's Horse Guards
Summer
Thrills, Chills, and History: Lake Compounce Family Theme Park
Take Me Out: Minor League Baseball
Red, White, and Rollicking: Willimantic's Boom Box Parade
The Sound of Music: The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Stroll through the Centuries: Open House Day Tour of Litchfield
Beauty and the Beach: Hammonasset Beach State Park
Gardens of Earthly Delights
A Fishing Way of Life: Stonington's Blessing of the Fleet
Plateful of History: Road Food
Serving Up Fun: The Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament
Threading the Thimbles
Blue Ribbon Fun: The Brooklyn Fair
A Lofty Perspective: The Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival
Road Art: Lime Rock Park Vintage Festival
Fall
Fun on the Half Shell: The Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival
Where the Landscape Is Art: Weir Farm National Historic Site
Pick-Your-Own Fun: Lyman Orchards, Middlefield
Sentimental Journey: The Naugatuck Valley Railroad and the Railroad Museum of New England
All Eyes on the Skies: Bird Watching on Long Island Sound
Small State, Big Hike: The Appalachian Trail
Connecticut's Quiet Corner: On and Along Route 169
Fruit of the Vine: The Connecticut Wine Trail
Be A-Maze-d: The Corn Maze at White Hollow Farm, Lime Rock
A Bonny Bash: The Scotland Highland Festival
Views You Can Use: Fall Foliage
Ready All, Row: Connecticut's Fall Regattas
Artists' (New) Haven: City-Wide Open Studios
Winter
Open Season: Historic Homes for the Holidays
New City, New Year: First Night Hartford
Powder Chase: Mohawk Mountain
The Call of the Outlet Mall
Eyeing Bald Eagles
Travels with Tykes: Connecticut's Family-Friendly Fun Spots
Kings and Queens of the Hill: The Salisbury Ski Jumping Championships
Submarine State: Historic Ship Nautilus and Submarine Force Museum
Cross-Country Skiing: White Memorial and Winding Trails
Winter Wonderland: Cruising for Seals on Long Island Sound
Beyond Huskymania: The University of Connecticut at Storrs
Flower Power: The Connecticut Flower & Garden Show
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