Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner”

Category: Nearby Destinations

on: Nov 29, 2015

Northeastern Connecticut … Connecticut’s Quiet Corner:
Woodstock, Pomfret Putnam … Thompson, Eastford, Brooklyn & KillinglyIMG_4163

TRAVEL: under 2 hours from Chester, CT
Note that Northeast Connecticut is the nation’s second largest National Scenic Route with a byway (169) through the middle of it … it is 32 miles from Lisbon to Woodstock

BRING: camera, walking shoes

* Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret… music & brews … 1st Friday Open Mic Nights …
* Stomping Ground in Putnam, CT: Sundays are Open Mic Nights, Tuesdays/Wednesdays is for singer songwriters … Thursdays enjoy Jazz, Fridays/Saturdays: bands

* Golden Lamb Buttery in Brooklyn, CT: family owned farm since ‘40s; 52nd year of ownership, in the heart of 1000 acres, can serve 50-80 in 4 rooms (19 tables);
seating is exclusive to your party for the night. Fridays & Saturdays cocktails served 6:30-7p, followed by a hay ride and a gourmet menu of fresh organic foods
* Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret, CT: offering music (food) and brews and it’s a popular weekend breakfast spot too
* 85 Main and the (wine) Cellar in Putnam, CT … wines from: Jonathon Edwards Winery in Stonington & Sharp Hill Vineyards (makers of “Ballet of Angels” white wine) & high end french wines
* Bella’s Martini bar in Putnam, CT
* Courthouse Grill (pub) in Putnam, CT
* Victorian Station Cafe in Putnam, CT for specialty tea and coffees
* Taylor Brooke Winery in Woodstock, CT
* The Mansion at Bald Hill Restaurant in Woodstock, CT; fine dining


* Mashamquet Brook State Park and Bafflin Sanctuary in Pmfret
* Natchaug S tate Forest in Eeasforf
* Thompson: Quaddick Lake in Thompson
* Roseland Park … and the 60 acres on Riceland Lake for boating, fishing, picnicing … and Woodstock golf course in Woodstock
* Old Furnace State Park; Former site of Revolutionary War Foundry … and the Blueblazed trails in Killingly
* River Trail, 1.3 miles the length of the Quinebaug Rive in Putnam
* Skydiving in Danielson (20 minutes away) …tandem dives offered

in Woodstock: Roseland cottage
in Putnam: “First Fridays” from April through October offer Open Gallery and take in the CT Audubon Center
in Woodstock & Brooklyn: Two of the Country’s Oldest Agricultural Fairs !!

in Woodstock:
The Mansion at Bald Hill: A historic landmark that is both an elegant Bed and Breakfast and a fine Restaurant — cozy, warm, elegant — be it for an overnight stay, a weekend, a special occasion or just for dinner. Breakfast is served at 9am and local organic farms are used for the seasonal menu prepared by aw
ard winning Executive Chef Joel Theriaque. Innkeepers Scott Planter & Janet Waterman can offer suggestions on area happenings.
The Inn At Woodstock Hill