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Wallingford, CT
(range: 3 miles)
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)
Two miles of mountaintop resembling a sleeping giant give this park its name, and make it a distinguishing feature on Connecticut's skyline (This excerpt taken from the Sleeping Giant State Park website)
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Meriden, CT
(range: 5 miles)
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 Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library holds one of the largest and most dynamic collections of rare books and manuscripts in the world. Its holdings draw hundreds of scholars, artists, and critics from around the world to the reading room each year. Thousands of students from Yale and beyond learn about the history of human thought through hands-on sessions with original artifacts in the Beinecke classrooms. Each year, new acquisitions build on the collections’ strengths and establish new areas of excellence, affording opportunities for interdisciplinary research, scholarly exploration, creativity, and intellectual exchange. (This excerpt taken from the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library 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)
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)
Laurel View Country Club is a 18 hole public golf course in Hamden, Connecticut. The course first opened in 1969, and was designed by Geoffrey Cornish. (This excerpt taken from the Laurel View Country 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)
Visit a Connecticut State Park or Forest and explore the wealth of perse natural areas and unique features that will make your experience memorable. (This excerpt taken from the Millers Pond State Park Reserve website)
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