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Floral Grounds


Oh, to be a 7-year-old again—or so I thought on a recent blue-sky, late-summer weekday when visiting Lavender Pond Farm in Killingworth. One such munchkin, in the company of his family, couldn’t be more thrilled to be there, especially when …

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Outer Space


For a stark experience of nature, super-wide views of the Long Island Sound and the chance to take a deep, relaxing breath, there’s an answer off the coast of Branford: Outer Island.

Named for its location, this outermost member

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Shore Leave

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Port towns are especially prone to churn, their fortunes swelling or sinking depending on the tides. But the city of New London, perched where the Thames River meets the western edge of the Block Island Sound, has plenty of anchors.…

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North East


July 4th falls on a Tuesday this year, raising the tantalizing possibility of a five-day weekend. Such fortune, if you can get it, raises the problem of what to do with all that leisure time. …

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Merry Time


There’s a bar I’ve really fallen for. She’s beautiful, confident and an expert in her field. Though Michelin guides tend to give me a terrible case of the eye rolls, I’ve always secretly appreciated their 3-star standard: “exceptional cuisine, worth …

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Paper Chase


The Jumping Frog, named for Mark Twain’s breakout short story and just a hop away from the Mark Twain House in Hartford, is a bookstore worth making the 45-minute leap up I-91. …

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Maiden Voyage


Experiencing Sea Chantey Night at the Griswold Inn had been on my list for so long that I’d allowed it take on mythic proportions. Like seeing a game at Fenway or finding the perfect lobster roll, the goal was simple …

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Chester Bump


I try not to fall too hard for tourist towns. Even the good ones can leave me feeling a little used or hoodwinked, with that slightly sour “…and all I got was this lousy t-shirt” aftertaste. I try…

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Northern West


At the intersection of two interstates, with its skyscrapers and gold-domed capitol, Hartford gets most of the day-to-day attention. But…

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Mystical Quest


You’ve probably heard of Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Pizza.

You probably haven’t heard of Young Buns. …

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