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Ashley Falls is tiny. You find a bounty of antique shops in this area. Referring to a local guide, available in most of these shops in the Route 7 area, will enable you to concentrate on those stores most likely to have the treasure missing from your collection. If you’re not an... more

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If time allows, it is also fun to note that in season, there is a steam train running from Essex to Chester (about an hour’s trip) enabling you to enjoy the Connecticut River Valley at its best. A riverboat trip from Deep River to East Haddam can be either a separ... more

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If time allows, it is also fun to note that in season, there is a steam train running from Essex to Chester (about an hour’s trip) enabling you to enjoy the Connecticut River Valley at its best. A riverboat trip from Deep River to East Haddam can be either a separ... more

  • Karen Brown Recommended

If you have time, a drive through the Connecticut River Valley is most relaxing. To reach the towns along the Connecticut River, take I-95 south to Route 9 north, and exit immediately for Essex. The valley has along its banks a number of lovely Colonial seafaring towns where whit... more

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With its village green and surrounding homes dating back to the 18th century, there is no prettier town in all of Connecticut. The Litchfield First Congregational Church is an architectural treasure, and if you are traveling here in the autumn, the church framed by the seasonal color ... more

  • Karen Brown Recommended

If you have time, a drive through the Connecticut River Valley is most relaxing. To reach the towns along the Connecticut River, take I-95 south to Route 9 north, and exit immediately for Essex. The valley has along its banks a number of lovely Colonial seafaring towns where whit... more

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You will definitely want to include at least one night based on the coast in order to adequately explore the towns of Essex, Old Lyme, and Mystic with its wonderful “living museum,” Mystic Seaport The Museum of America and the Sea.... more

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Go to New Canaan on Route 106 and visit galleries, antique stores, and other high-end shopping. New Canaan is the home of the Silvermine Guild of Artists with studios for studying and creating many different forms of art. Every May and June the Guild exhibits works by its members.... more

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Norwalk, located in the southern part of Connecticut, is a good starting location for a trip along Scenic Route 7 through Connecticut, Massachusetts and into Vermont.  The city is also known as the "Oyster Town" as the farming of oysters has long been a staple... more

  • Karen Brown Recommended

If you have time, a drive through the Connecticut River Valley is most relaxing. To reach the towns along the Connecticut River, take I-95 south to Route 9 north, and exit immediately for Essex. The valley has along its banks a number of lovely Colonial seafaring towns where whit... more

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Ridgefield is only an hour north of New York, but you would never know it from the rural character of this lovely town. Old trees line the streets and front the gracious homes, many of which date back to the 18th and early 19th centuries. Here you will find the Aldrich Museum of Conte... more

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The town of Salisbury is another charmer along Route 7.... more

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