- Reserve an early tee-time at Lyman Orchards Golf Course, in Middlefield, and enjoy the beautiful countryside. If golf is not your game, visit the Farm Market or maybe even pick your own strawberries, blueberries, jostaberries, peaches, pears, apples and even pumpkins!
- Head south on Rte. 9 and take the back road to Clinton, Rte. 81 south, and stop at Chamard Vineyards for free tours and wine tasting.
- Make an overnight reservation in one of Westbrook area’s many cozy B&B’s.
- Travel west to New Haven, hometown to Yale University, for a romantic dinner. Brighten your evening with a theatrical performance at the Shubert Theater or the Yale Repertory Theatre.
- Next morning head to the beach or travel U.S 1 north through some of out quaint shoreline towns. Stop at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, an 1817 mansion and National Historic Landmark that is the home of American Impressionism. Stop for lunch along U.S. 1 and choose from a variety of cuisines.
DRIVING TIP: Total mileage is 66 miles.
Florence Griswold Museum
A National Historic Landmark, America’s best-known center of Impressionist painting, offers 11 beautifully landscaped acres along the Lieutenant River, an education center, a restored artist studio, gardens, and the 1817 Griswold House. The Krieble Gallery for American art, a riverfront gallery, features changing exhibitions.
Spreads across 40 acres along the southern Connecticut coast. Visit the classic New England-design winery and tour the state-of-the-art cellar with free wine tastings
Known as the “Birthplace of the nation’s greatest hits” offering the best of Broadway, dance, cabaret and family entertainment.