Connecticut | The Constitution State
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Connecticut is the gateway to a land of white-steepled churches, brilliant town greens, and sparkling-blue Atlantic waters, not to mention lively cities, great food, and some seriously competitive outlet shopping. From the expanse of beaches that unfurl along Long Island Sound to the bustle of Yale University and New Haven to the whaling history of Mystic Seaport, the state is an blend of sophistication, as well as the charm inherent in historic towns and villages nestled into rolling hills that were first settled in the 1600s.
The annual Shad Bake in Essex, Connecticut celebrates a traditional local fish with good food, demonstrations, live music, and (what else?) a huge fire pit. For nearly 60 years, the Rotary Club of Essex, Connecticut, has been putting on a highly unusual and entertaining annual event. The Essex Shad Bake, held...Read more
Tucked away in the Nutmeg State's Litchfield Hills, Salisbury, Connecticut, is a lovely town where it’s possible to take flight. Once in a while, the past rises up unexpectedly. It can happen in a flash—a taste, a smell, a look—to rattle our equilibrium and spark long-buried memories. It can even trigger...Read more