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Meriden, CT
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The round stone observation tower of native trap rock was built by local stone masons in 1900. It stands on East Peak with an elevation of 976 feet. The tower is 32 feet in height and 58 feet in circumference. An interior stairway provides access to the observation deck. On a clear day, an observer may see the Sleeping Giant Mountain Range to the south, and catch a glimpse of New Haven, the glistening water of Long Island Sound, and even the dim profile of Long Island. To the north, the foot hills of the Berkshires in Southern Massachusetts, vicinity of Mt. Tom, are discernible. (This excerpt taken from the Hubbard Park website)
The Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum in Cheshire, Connecticut is a unique institution, as it is one of the most complete expressions of an American childhood through the ages. The Museum houses the personal collection of Gloria and Herbert Barker, an assembling of almost 80,000 items that took over forty years to create.. (This excerpt taken from the Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum website)
99 Powder Hill Road Middlefield, Connecticut (This excerpt taken from the Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort website)
With courses designed by legendary Hall of Fame architect Robert Trent Jones and Hall of Fame golfer Gary Player, Lyman Orchards’ championship golf courses in CT are both ranked among the best in the Northeast and recognized as the CSGA’s 2019 Distinguished Club. The Golf Center and Apple Nine course opened in 2012 and are already recognized among the country’s top facilities where you can learn or improve your game. (This excerpt taken from the Lyman Orchards Golf Club website)
Enjoy hiking or biking the varied trails of the park or spend some time enjoying the beautiful falls. For a longer stay, visit the designated swimming and picnic area of the park. Please note that swimming and picnicking are prohibited at the Big Falls - it is an area intended for short visits to view the scenic falls. (This excerpt taken from the Wadsworth Falls State Park website)
Mount Southington Ski Area - your favorite local shred destination since 1964. Thrills made locally. Just minutes off exit 30 on I-84 in central CT. (This excerpt taken from the Mount Southington Ski Area website)
Hawks Landing CC is located in the lush central CT river valley in Southington. Because of our location we are an easy ride no matter where you are coming from within the state. Your ride to and from our facilities is sure to be an enjoyable trip. Come and relax on our expansive patio deck while dining at Club 19, a full restaurant catering to the general public as well as members of our local golf leagues. Sip on cool drinks served from the full outdoor bar that overlooks the beautifully landscaped grounds and golf course. (This excerpt taken from the Hawks Landing Country Club website)
Our winery is located high atop 140 sun-kissed acres. Built of stone and old timbers. The Stone House winery and location command spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of lush woodland, open fields and over 32 acres of pristine vineyards. Bring food, family and friends to enjoy a glass of one of our 11 award winning wines. Picnic in the summer or cozy up to a warm fire in the winter. Come relax and savor the charming surroundings of Wallingford, CT. (This excerpt taken from the Gouveia Vineyards website)
Kidcity Children's Museum: Three floors of imagination play for kids age 1 to 7 and their favorite grown-ups. (This excerpt taken from the Kidcity Childrens Museum website)
The New Britain Industrial Museum collects, preserves and exhibits items representing more than 200 years of New Britain innovation and invention. From 19th century hooks & eyes to 21st century ERA Cobra Cars the museum and its collection serve as a bridge between New Britain’s past and present and provides inspiration for the future. (This excerpt taken from the New Britain Industrial Museum website)
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