(WTNH) — Fall is more than a season in New England, it touches all senses. There is lots to do in Connecticut; places you may have heard of, but never been too; myself included.
We left the controlled chaos of the city, and started north though the valley on Rt 8; that’s the first of the color we noticed, near Waterbury.
The real fun began as we hit Rt 44 in Winsted. A slower pace, hills, brooks, and charming New England villages; and those hills are beginning to show color.
Traversing 44 into Norfolk, the Infinity Hall and Library are sights to see; we were greeted by the impressive 17th century inspired architecture.
Stopping for some grub in North Canaan, along the old Union train station, a local institution: Collin’s Diner has been slinging short order fare for over 75 years at an affordable price.
Country stores with the fruits of the fall harvest dot the sides of the rural roads…[laughing woman with pies]
The best part of this trip: ascending Dennis Hill in Norfolk…
We thought we had seen all we would see. While driving 272 south in Torrington, luck would find us. Stillwater Pond capped off a memorable day.
Back to the grind of city life…whether a trip with the family, or a “20-something guy impressing a gal…it’s all right here. Just drive; we did. No agenda in mind. Have a GPS or a phone: you won’t get lost. The sights, sounds, smells and tastes are all memories I’ll be holding onto, and you can too!
Locations We Visited:
- Collin’s Diner 53 Main St Canaan, CT
- Norfolk Library 9 Greenwoods Rd East Norfolk, CT
- Infinity Hall 20 Greenwoods Rd West Norfolk, CT
- Freund’s Farm Market 324 Norfolk Rd East Canaan, CT
- Stillwater Pond 900 Norfolk Rd Torrington, CT