Hidden Travel Gems of Connecticut

Although the state of Connecticut has little in the way of major tourist attractions, there are a few well-known sights. On the other hand, there are many small villages and homes with special charm and ambience here, “hidden travel gems” which should be discovered and savored by the traveler.

Stonington Borough — this tiny village in the southeastern corner of the state combines Colonial architecture with oodles of charm.

Stonington Borough Colonials

Litchfield — The northwestern part of Connecticut is replete with delightful villages, especially in the autumn when the colorful leaves accentuate the scenery.

Litchfield Common

Norfolk — this is another village in the northwestern corner of Connecticut. It sports a fountain designed by Auguste St Gaudens.

St Guadens Fountain

Gillette Castle — this eclectic and interesting “castle” in East Haddam was the home of  William Gillette, an actor who most famously portrayed Sherlock Holmes.

Gillette Castle

Roseland Cottage — located in Woodstock, in the eastern part of the state, this adorable home was built in 1846 for the Cohen family as a summer house. It construction is Gothic Revival.

Roseland Cottage

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