Club Getaway: an all inclusive, camp-like resort in the Berkshires. Located in Kent, approximately 90 minutes north of NYC. http://www.clubgetaway.com
Limerock Park: A scenic racetrack located in the Berkshires of Northwestern CT. Holds many events each year, including a 4th of July American LeMans Series event.
Lake Compounce Amusement Park: Holding the title of America's Oldest Continually Operating Amusement Park, Lake Compounce has many thrills for kids or teens.
Dinosaur State Park: Dinosaur tracks from 200 million years ago were found in the CT River Valley. Come and make a plaster cast of a footprint, explore the exhibits, or take a stroll on the 2 miles of nature trails.
Harriet Beecher Stowe House: Visit the Hartford Home of the woman known to single handedly start the Civil War.
Noah Webster House : Home to the author of the first American Dictionary.<strike>
<strike>Mark Twain's House: Check in on the home of the most famous author known for his works "Huck Finn" and "Tom Sawyer"
Elizabeth Park Rose Garden: For those who love old time beauty, visit the nations first municipal rose garden, truly gorgeous.
*Nathan Hale Homestead: Visit the home of CT's State Hero, Nathan Hale. No American can forget his final quote of, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."*
Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden CT: A great place to hike, take a walk, plan a picnic. The mountain is actually in the shape of a sleeping gaint. There is also an authentic stone castle at the top of the mountain, kids love it too! http://www.friendsctstateparks.org/parks/sleeping_giant.htm
So according to the state tourism authority, there are 5 regions in Conneticut. I think it's small enough that we don't need to break them up into North, South, East, West, or Southeastern, etc as there would only be one sub-region in each. Is there anyone local who can speak as to the usual way of breaking up the state? Do you say "Southeastern" or Fairfield? ThanksMajnoona 12:00, 19 April 2006 (EDT)
Not really an expert, but I think the five regions above delineated by counties that they encompass would work. Would like to get this structured before it gets more unwieldy.OldPine 12:15, 12 July 2006 (EDT)
I installed the regions per the per the tourism site and included towns. Lets see if there is further discussion before I proceed further. OldPine 14:28, 13 July 2006 (EDT)
Fairfield county is lcoated in the southwest portion of the state bordered by Long Island Sound on the south, New York State on west, and the Housatonic river on the east. Its major cities include Greenwich, Stamford, and Bridgeport. It is a very wealthy area with a short commute to New York City by train or a slow crawl along interstate 95 or the Merritt Parkway. Residents of the southern portion of Fairfield county often refer to this area as the "Gold Coast".
South Central Connecticut
The South Central region is immediately east of Fairfield county and is centered around the city of New Haven. The city of New Haven major attractions are centered around Yale University's campus.
The Connecticut Shoreline
The Shoreline area consists of the shoreline towns (or those close to the shoreline) to the east of South Central region (beginning in Guilford and moving along the shore to Old Saybrook.
The Mystic area
The town of Mystic has a popular aquarium and seaport as well as a quaint village. The state's two casinos are also in this vicinity.
Litchfield is in the northwest portion of the state. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the north and New York State to the west. Litchfield has the state's largest lake, Lake Candlewood, and is often visted in the Autumn for its foliage.
Please add the following to the list of Connecticut colleges:
Fairfield University, Fairfield CT
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
Wesleyan College, Middletown, CT
Trinity College, Hartford, CT
University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
There are also several branches of Connecticut State University that are separate from UConn:
Southern Connecticut State, New Haven, CT
WEstern Connecticut State, Danbury, CT
Central Connecticut State, New Britain, CT
Norwalk Community College, Norwalk,CT
Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT
Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT
North Western Connecticut Community College, Winsted, CT
This article need not contain a comprehensive directory of Connecticut's institutes of higher learning. We list only a few campuses that could be considered attractions in their own rights. LtPowers 09:37, 13 July 2010 (EDT)