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3 Hidden Gems to Explore in Connecticut

The Constitution State is studded with gems, but you have to do a little digging to uncover them. We understand that even fun activities can feel mundane if you keep doing the same thing over and over again, so as opposed to visiting the same spots you visit every year, why don’t you try exploring these amazing spots compiled by our Connecticut limo service specialists?

We also recommend that you consider employing our Connecticut car service for all your transportation needs. Our knowledgeable and experienced chauffeurs will transfer you safely from location to location as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the uncovered beauty of this magnificent state.

Bigelow Hollow State Park

This little-known state park is located in Union and is open every day between 8 am and 6 pm. The Bigelow Hollow State Park is a 9,000-acre expanse located inside the Nipmuck State Forest and, during the warmer months such as this, you will get to enjoy hiking, boat fishing in the Mashapaug Pond that touches the Massachusetts state line, and marvel at the scenic views provided by the dense forest coverage. However, we find it imperative to alert you that there is roaming wildlife consisting of bears, moose, and bobcats, so keep your eyes peeled.

The Collinsville Village

As all history enthusiasts know, Connecticut was one of the very first United States colonies, and while most of this history has been preserved by way of architecture, Collinsville is where you will truly get to experience what life was like back in the day. There are numerous architectural displays all around the village, still intact and still in occupation. Apart from the historical displays, the village offers quaint shopping centers and eateries, as well as activities such as canoeing if you are looking for something a little more adventurous.

Connecticut River Museum

This secretive cultural institution is located in Essex and was built in dedication to the Great River of New England. The museum is open every day from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10 am and 5 pm and is housed on a Steamboat Hanger that was built back in 1878. Here you will get to enjoy the ‘Art Walk’ where you will get to trace the river’s 400-mile course from Long Island to New Hampshire. You will also get to climb aboard a replica of the world’s first submarine known as ‘The Turtle’; the submarine was first used during the American Revolution. Further, you will get to learn more about the British Raid on the Town of Essex in 1814 and track the history of wooden ships and steamboats. If you are up for something a little more exciting, you can also explore the river by boat; choose between an afternoon and an evening cruise aboard the Mary E. anywhere between June and October. This Connecticut gem might be popular amongst maritime enthusiasts, but it is often overlooked by the general public, be the first amongst your friends to explore the museum.

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