We all know that Connecticut has several places that are truly beautiful. But out of a fairy tale? According to the travel and entertainment website OnlyInYourState.com, the answer is an emphatic, yes.
“When it comes to amazing scenery, Connecticut has a lot to offer,” writes author Natalie Clunan. “Gorgeous coastlines, fantastic state parks, and other locations around the state offer plenty of opportunities to gaze at the natural beauty of our state. But there are a few fairytale places scattered around the Nutmeg State that we find truly enchanting.”
Included in the site’s list are parks, farms, gardens, art installations and even a couple of bridges.
What they all have in common is that they all seem to have magical qualities, so this summer, take a break and enjoy them with friends and family.
Below are the first six, to read about the remaining five (Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds; Connecticut Science Center Butterfly Encounter; Bartlett Arboretum And Gardens; Lovers Leap State Park; and Logee’s Greenhouses).
- Enders State Forest, Granby/Barkhamsted: “…home to some of the most spectacular waterfalls that we have in Connecticut.”
- Buttonwood Farm, Griswold: “The golden glow seems to stretch on forever…”
- Great Mountain Forest, Norfolk/Canaan: “…natural beauty occupies this lavish forest in Connecticut.”
- Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge, Simsbury: “…so pretty that it’s hard to believe it exists.”
- Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, West Hartford: “Wander through these enchanting gardens and feel like royalty…”
- Garden of Ideas, Ridgefield: “…plenty of spots to sit and reflect on the natural beauty all around.”