Every Friday in 2013, the Let’s Fly Away Across the USA series will feature a different state, documenting the things we love about each sate and what you should do or see when you visit. Want to submit your photos or travel tips? Visit the Across the USA page.
So, confession time. I always wanted to visit Connecticut when I was younger because that’s where the Babysitter’s Club was from (I can’t be the only one — ‘fess up!). These days though, I’m feeling like I need to make a grand New England tour in the fall — I’ve never been, have you? I think my favorite thing I’ve read about Connecticut was in this article, which said “Connecticut is New England’s front porch. Pull up a chair and stay awhile.” Sounds like my kind of place!
I also must mention Lynzy’s project to help the children affected by the Newtown tragedy last December. Operation: Friendship for Newtown is collecting green and white friendship bracelets and notes from around the world to let the children know we are with them. If you would like to help, you can find more information in this post, or visit the Facebook page.
I’m Lynzy from Sparkling Footsteps, and I’m currently residing in Middletown, Connecticut.
LYNZY LOVES // Experiencing all four seasons is one of my favorite things about Connecticut.
LYNZY RECOMMENDS //
1. Mystic Seaport. such a fun place where you can discover a 19th- century village or venture out on the water on a historic boat. Definitely enough things to do for an entire day!
2. Gillette Castle. A castle that was originally a private residence built by William Gillette, who is an actor that played Sherlock Holmes on stage. After you tour the castle, head to the Gelston House for some grub — so good!
3. The Connecticut Wine Trail. It’s comprised of 24 wineries in the CT valley. I would love to be able to visit them all some day!
FOR BONUS POINTS // Traveling to Connecticut in the fall is a must for anyone that lives down south or out west. It is beautiful here with the changing colors. We usually go apple picking in the fall and visit the wineries!
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