Pack a picnic and hike up Talcott Mountain State Park, Simsbury, Rte. 185. Climb the tower for a panoramic view! Then go west to Route 10 and north to see three centuries of history at the Phelps Homestead Plantation. Find a farmhouse to stay overnight-search "Bed & Breakfast, keyword: farms" on www.ctbound.org. Then it's off to Flamig Farm in West Simsbury where you'll find a petting zoo and hay, sleigh or pony rides. Stop by Tulmeadow Farm on Rte. 309 for some fresh, farm-made ice cream before you head back.
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