Southern New England
These are pictures of scenic popular Connecticut parks, attractions and other great places to visit. You can see all of these too when you vacation in the tiny state of Connecticut. You can travel to see the Connecticut River, and visit Gillette Castle, even if it's cloudy or off season.
Eolia Mansion and gardens in Harkness State Park, is right across the way from Ocean Beach Park in New London, CT. Mystic Seaport is another great place to visit, especially if you like history and boats. Make a weekender of it, and visit the Mystic Aquarium too.
Ansonia CT Pictures - See pictures of this quaint little town in the Naugatuck Valley.
Bridgeport CT Lighthouse - The lighthouse located at Seaside Park
Captain's Cove Seaport - A scenic marina that sits in a cove, restaurant, bar, dock, souvenier shopping, fun
Colebrook Lake A scenic overlook on route 8 north.
East Haddam, CT
Gillette Castle - Seeing is believing, what a great view the of Connecticut River.
Newgate Prison Located in Granby CT, this is a must see visit! First prison built in Connecticut.
Charles Island Milford, CT - now a bird sanctuary. Also see Milford Point, the location of a historical old hotel, and observatory. Beachcombing, Charles Island, swimming
Milford Ct Pictures - Restaurants and motels galore. See the downtown marina.
Webb Mountain Park - Monroe, CT - Camping, hiking, picnicing
Lighthouse Point Park - New Haven, CT - Popular scenic park, Looff Carousel, waterpark fun, ocean swimming, playground
Naugatuck State Forest - Naugatuck, CT - Hiking trails, scenic view of Naugatuck Valley.
New London Lighthouse - Located between Ocean Beach Park and Fred's Shanty
Foxwoods - Stop and have a little fun at this popular casino resort. Directions
Visit Shelton CT - See the scenic historical town where we live.
Southford Falls - Southbury, Oxford CT - Scenic hiking, waterfall, wooden covered bridge
Lake Zoar, Stevenson Dam - Stevenson, CT - Scenic view, fishing on the Housatonic River, follow Rt.34
Stratford Seawall Overlook - Stratford, CT - The Town Beach, Seawall Overlook Marnick's Restaurant and Motel
Boothe Memorial Park - Located in Stratford CT and very historial. Pack a picnic and go!
Mohegan Sun Pictures - If you haven't ever been to Mohegan Sun, here's some pictures.
Pachaug State Forest - Voluntown, CT - Camping, trails, 2 ponds, fishing
Eolia Mansion Located in Waterford, CT at Harkness Memorial Park. A seashore mansion, beautiful gardens.
Brief Connecticut History
One of the original 13 states, Connecticut is known as the "Constitution State." It gets its name from an Algonquian word meaning "land on the long tidal river." Hartford has been the capital of Connecticut since 1875 and the state flower is the Mountain Laurel.
Other Connecticut Attractions
New England Air Museum - Travel through the history of aviation. More than a museum, it's an adventure! Open year round, 7 days a week 10am to 5pm; closed on Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. ADmission Adults $8.00 Child 6-11 $4.50; Seniors $7.00 call 860-623-3305. Just minutes away from Bradley International Airport right off Hwy 91between Hartford CT and Springfield Ma.