Connectict Tourism,
5 Tourism Regions
This Weekend
Meeting & Group
Getting Here & Around
For Kids
Press Room
Resources & Links

11. Old Fashioned Fun

  1. Get away from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine with a visit to Allegra Farm & Horse-Drawn Carriage & Sleigh Museum, Rte. 82, East Haddam. Take a ride on an old fashioned horse-drawn carriage pulled by magnificent horses. You'll enjoy their historic and educational programs.
  2. Drive Rte. 80 West towards Stony Creek and take a boat ride through the Thimble Islands. Enjoy a personal narration of the islands' rich history, dating back to 1614.
  3. Make a reservation at a comfortable luxurious inn or B&B in Madison.
  4. Venture back to East Haddam for dinner at the Gelston House then catch a performance at Goodspeed Opera House, where nationally acclaimed musicals are performed in a historic Victorian theater on the Connecticut River.
  5. Next morning head to the nearby outlets, Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets,
  6. and Tanger Outlet Center in Westbrook,
  7. or head over to Pinchbeck's Rose Farm in Guilford. Started in 1929, their greenhouses are the largest in the world.

DRIVING TIP: Approximate driving distance between furthest points (1 to 8) is 33 miles.

For places to stay and other things to do nearby, click on any highlighted place.

Contact Us / Site Map / Tourism Industry Services / Disclaimer / Privacy Policy
Copyright © 1997-2006 Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism
Weather Now
Weather Report