Connecticut

    Essex, Connecticut: A Quintessential New England Village

    2/02/16 •

    …When it comes to charming towns, one place instantly comes to mind: Essex, Connecticut. First settled in 1645, Essex is the quintessential New England village with its brick sidewalks, white picket fences, antique shops and boutiques. I love looking at the beautifully restored Colonial homes that fill the town. And since it’s located on…

    Relive Your Childhood at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, Connecticut

    7/29/14 •

    …All kids love a merry-go-round, and I was no exception. So when my husband and I found the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, Connecticut, we practically galloped right in. Housed in a renovated factory, the museum boasts one of the country’s largest collections of antique carousel pieces. We admired prancing steeds of all…

    Clyde's Cider Mill, Connecticut: The Only Remaining Steam-Powered Cider Mill

    1/13/16 •

    …While traveling through Old Mystic, Connecticut, my husband and I ran across B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill, the last steam-powered cider mill in the United States. Benjamin Clyde established the mill back in 1881. Today, his great-great-granddaughter, Annette Miller, uses an 1897 screw press to produce up to 500 gallons of cider per hour…

    Raspberry Picking in Connecticut: Why Not!?

    5/01/16 •

    …spot so off I went last Saturday as early as I could muster in the morning. Knowing that the trip from New York to the White Silo Farm and Winery in Connecticut would take about an hour, I expected to arrive well before noon. Perfect timing I figured to avoid crowds and the worst of…