Insiders' Guide to Connecticut

Insiders' Guide to Connecticut

by Eric D. Lehman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493012848
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/07/2015
Series: Insiders' Guide Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 486,506
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Eric D. Lehman, teaches travel literature and creative writing at the University of Bridgeport, and his essays, reviews, and stories have appeared in dozens of journals and magazines.

Table of Contents

Introduction viii

How to Use This Book 1

Welcome to Connecticut 3

Landscape 3

Geology 5

People 5

The Arts 6

Outdoor Activities 6

Cuisine 7

With Children 8

When to Go 8

Travel Information & Resources 10

Getting Here 10

Getting Around 12

History 25

Precolonial Period 25

The Indian Wars 25

Independence Realized 26

The Industrial Revolution 27

Roles in the Civil War & the Two World Wars 28

The 20th Century & Beyond 28

Fairfield County 30

Attractions 32

Activities & Events 41

Shopping 52

Accommodations 60

Restaurants 64

Day Trip in Fairfield County 78

Litchfield County 81

Attractions 83

Activities & Events 88

Shopping 99

Accommodations 105

Restaurants 113

Day Trip in Litchfield County 122

New Haven County 126

Attractions 123

Activities & Events 137

Shopping 147

Accommodations 154

Restaurants 157

Day Trip in New Haven County 174

Middlesex County 177

Attractions 177

Activities & Events 184

Shopping 191

Accommodations 196

Restaurants 200

Day Trip in Middlesex County 207

Hartford County 210

Attractions 212

Activities & Events 220

Shopping 231

Accommodations 237

Restaurants 240

Day Trip in Hartford County 254

Tolland County 257

Attractions 257

Activities & Events 260

Shopping 264

Accommodations 267

Restaurants 269

Day Trip in Tolland County 273

New London County 276

Attractions 278

Activities & Events 288

Shopping 297

Accommodations 300

Restaurants 306

Day Trip in New London County 314

Windham County 317

Attractions 317

Activities & Events 321

Shopping 324

Accommodations 325

Restaurants 328

Day Trip in Windham County 333

Appendix: Living Here 337

Relocation 338

Population Makeup & Diversity 338

Whereto Live 339

The Business of Moving to Connecticut 344

Education 346

Healthcare 354

Media 361

Index 368

Directory of Maps

Area Overview 4

Fairfield County 31

Fairfield County Day Trip 79

Litchfield County 82

Litchfield County Day Trip 123

New Haven County 127

New Haven County Day Trip 175

Middlesex County 178

Middlesex County Day Trip 208

Hartford County 211

Hartford County Day Trip 255

Tolland County 258

Tolland County Day Trip 274

New London County 277

New London County Day Trip 315

Windham County 318

Windham County Day Trip 334

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