Experience Connecticut’s Wildlife Attractions

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Connecticut is one the 13 original colonies and the southernmost state of the northeastern states. It was first settled by the Dutch and is to this day considered a prime maritime state, connected by the Thames River and the various ports of Long Island Sound. Over three million people reside in the state. Some of which work outside of it, commuting to New York City or other New England areas, but all eventually come back home and enjoy the lifestyle and amenities of the state. So, if you’re moving to Connecticut, or just getting out for the President’s Day weekend, we gathered a few top attractions for you to experience if you end up in the Constitution State.

 

 

Ice Fishing

For some people, getting out of town to stare into an icy hole isn’t the most appealing getaway. But, for others, this can be a valuable once and a lifetime opportunity. Connecticut represents a few pretty decent ice fishing spots on the east coast. Keep in mind that ice fishing is about the process; it is like a meditative act, and it’s long wound in Native American tradition; it’s a great practice if done traditionally. Way back when, Native Americans speared fish and game through holes in the ice, today anglers have technologies and huts to make the experience more safe and hospitable. Either way you fish, you may have more fun than you thought just waiting around a hole, shooting the breeze and having some hot rum while the fish bite.

 

Here are a few places to think of making your fishing hole:

 

Connecticut Science Center

The Connecticut Science Center in Downtown Hartford will take you out of the cold. People like to use their hands. Some greatly learn from this experience and it sure can improve an experience as well. The science center forwards 150 hands-on exhibits, wonderful education labs and state-of-the-art 3D theaters. The center also has floating exhibits which cater to persons looking for something new during the course of the year. This is the kind of place that may take a few days to fully experience. On a slow afternoon stop by and pull in some of the learning experience.

 

Power Ridge Mountain Park & Resort

Ski or snowboard? Power Ridge is in Middlefield, Connecticut and is a pretty good place to hit the slopes. The amenities of the resort are wonderful as well. The resort offers half-day and full day rooms to stay in if you’re not up to the powder in seasonal joy. But, you can also cozy up next to a fire at the Ridge Restaurant, have a drink at the tavern and shop around the resorts many little stores. Or, just relax.

 

Mystic Aquarium & Institution For Exploration

If the Connecticut Science Center didn’t steal your heart, the Mystic Aquarium & Institution For Exploration will. The aquarium has some lovely exhibits and happy sea creatures swimming around. It’s a great place to take the kids, or fulfill your penguin loving gawk.

 

Gillette Castle State Park

East Haddam holds a beautiful castle. It’s a gem, we are not kidding. It was the home of actor William Gillette, who played Sherlock Holmes back in the day. It was built in 1914 and sits on 184 roaming acres. As far as Connecticut timepieces go, the Gillette Castle is very unique. Mr. Gillette adorned the grounds with peculiar doorknobs, and windows which allow the master bedroom to surveillance the home. It’s worth a visit if you want to see something new and bizarre.

 

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Connecticut has a lot to offer the resident or visitor. There is a lot to keep your mind body and soul occupied in this old and very beautiful state. So, enjoy your time here and get to know one of the oldest colonies in the United States!

 

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Experience Connecticut’s Wildlife Attractions

explore connecticut

 

Connecticut is one the 13 original colonies and the southernmost state of the northeastern states. It was first settled by the Dutch and is to this day considered a prime maritime state, connected by the Thames River and the various ports of Long Island Sound. Over three million people reside in the state. Some of which work outside of it, commuting to New York City or other New England areas, but all eventually come back home and enjoy the lifestyle and amenities of the state. So, if you’re moving to Connecticut, or just getting out for the President’s Day weekend, we gathered a few top attractions for you to experience if you end up in the Constitution State.

 

 

Ice Fishing

For some people, getting out of town to stare into an icy hole isn’t the most appealing getaway. But, for others, this can be a valuable once and a lifetime opportunity. Connecticut represents a few pretty decent ice fishing spots on the east coast. Keep in mind that ice fishing is about the process; it is like a meditative act, and it’s long wound in Native American tradition; it’s a great practice if done traditionally. Way back when, Native Americans speared fish and game through holes in the ice, today anglers have technologies and huts to make the experience more safe and hospitable. Either way you fish, you may have more fun than you thought just waiting around a hole, shooting the breeze and having some hot rum while the fish bite.

 

Here are a few places to think of making your fishing hole:

 

Connecticut Science Center

The Connecticut Science Center in Downtown Hartford will take you out of the cold. People like to use their hands. Some greatly learn from this experience and it sure can improve an experience as well. The science center forwards 150 hands-on exhibits, wonderful education labs and state-of-the-art 3D theaters. The center also has floating exhibits which cater to persons looking for something new during the course of the year. This is the kind of place that may take a few days to fully experience. On a slow afternoon stop by and pull in some of the learning experience.

 

Power Ridge Mountain Park & Resort

Ski or snowboard? Power Ridge is in Middlefield, Connecticut and is a pretty good place to hit the slopes. The amenities of the resort are wonderful as well. The resort offers half-day and full day rooms to stay in if you’re not up to the powder in seasonal joy. But, you can also cozy up next to a fire at the Ridge Restaurant, have a drink at the tavern and shop around the resorts many little stores. Or, just relax.

 

Mystic Aquarium & Institution For Exploration

If the Connecticut Science Center didn’t steal your heart, the Mystic Aquarium & Institution For Exploration will. The aquarium has some lovely exhibits and happy sea creatures swimming around. It’s a great place to take the kids, or fulfill your penguin loving gawk.

 

Gillette Castle State Park

East Haddam holds a beautiful castle. It’s a gem, we are not kidding. It was the home of actor William Gillette, who played Sherlock Holmes back in the day. It was built in 1914 and sits on 184 roaming acres. As far as Connecticut timepieces go, the Gillette Castle is very unique. Mr. Gillette adorned the grounds with peculiar doorknobs, and windows which allow the master bedroom to surveillance the home. It’s worth a visit if you want to see something new and bizarre.

 

See,

Connecticut has a lot to offer the resident or visitor. There is a lot to keep your mind body and soul occupied in this old and very beautiful state. So, enjoy your time here and get to know one of the oldest colonies in the United States!

 

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