With a long maritime tradition, ports along the Connecticut River, Thames River, and the Long Island Sound make Connecticut a must-see state. It’s proximity between Boston and New York make it an easy place to visit. Find over sixty national landmarks, 2 national parks, 2 heritage areas, and 1,615 places on the National Register of Historic Places. Outdoor adventurers can find hiking, sailing, and cross-country skiing in any of the state’s multiple parks and forests. Fall is the perfect time to visit the state and photograph the stunning foliage. Climb to the ridge of Mattabesett Trail and be rewarded with stunning views to the north and south.
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National Parks & Historic Sites
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Various; Maine to Georgia, CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV
New England National Scenic Trail
Various; MA, CT
The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor
203 Main St, Danielson, CT 06239
Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail
Various; one place to visit is Lebanon Green, 579 Exeter Road, Lebanon, CT 06249
Weir Farm National Historic Site
735 Nod Hill Rd, Wilton, CT 06897
For additional sites, visit Connecticut Online.
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