Hit the Trails and Enjoy the Gems of Connecticut

The CT Art Trail and the CT Wine Trail are well worth the trek.

CT Wine Trail
Photo:Sunset Meadow Vineyards

Tired of being cooped up in the house? Feeling trapped by all the snow? Get out on the trail and see what Connecticut has to offer.

This week I am recommending a trip on the CT Art Trail or the CT Wine Trail. If you want to go really crazy you could mix it up and travel both trails together. These trails will definitely take more than one weekend. So spread out the fun make it a winter project.

The CT Art Trail includes 15 museums across the state. Many of the museums have special events and activities for families if you plan on bringing the kids.

If you would rather leave the kids behind and enjoy some grown up time, head out on the CT Wine Trail. While you may not think of CT and wine-making together, trust me, these vineyards will not dissapoint you. Their tasting rooms are inviting and their wines tasty. On the weekends you are sure to meet many fellow Nutmeggers enjoying the trail with you.

Here’s how to enjoy the ride:

The 2nd Annual Litchfield Hills Winter Wine Trail

Head to the Litchfield Hills and savor the taste of CT Grown wines.

Each of the 6 participating wineries invite you to come in out of the cold, warm up in their cozy tasting rooms, and enjoy their award winning wines. If you visit all six wineries between now and March 1st you will be entered into a Grand Prize Drawing.

Pick up a FREE registration card at any of the following wineries:

  • DiGrazia Vineyards
  • Jerram Winery
  • Haight-Brown Vineyard
  • Hopkins Vineyard
  • Miranda Vineyard
  • Sunset Meadow Vineyards

For more information on the Winter Wine Trail Event click here.  

For information on all 20 of the CT Wineries and to plan your tour, visit www.ctwine.com 

Connecticut Art Trail

Getaway from your daily routine and follow the CT Art Trail.

Visit fifteen world-class museums and historic sites throughout Connecticut and the lively communities in which they reside. Discover bucolic farms, art studios and former artists' boarding houses, as well as grand and modern art museums in vibrant downtowns. Quality collections rich in history and heritage offer European masterpieces, American Impressionism, ancient art and contemporary culture ... just follow the Trail!

Take advantage of the CT Art Trail Art Pass and get significantly discounted admission to all 15 museums. Children 12 and under are free.

For more information on the CT Art Trail museums and to purchase the Art Pass visit: http://www.arttrail.org