a.k.a Heading Inland

Ever get in your car and don’t know which direction the fun is? Our Town Crier has made four lists to lead you to fun in every direction, North…South…East…and West of Route 95!


Points West leads you to famous farm-to-table establishments, the best ice cream, fun amusement parks, rolling hillsides, local wineries, (the Connecticut Wine Trail) and so much of Connecticut's rural beauty.


Arethusa Farm

Famous for their farm to table ingredients their menu is packed full of Arethusa Farm Dairy products. Arethusa al tavolo is a restaurant that uses amazing cheese, yogurt, butter and ice cream that comes right from the area! There is also an Arethusa ice cream shop right by that uses their ingredients as well! 


Farmington River Tubing

Farmington River Tubing is about three miles of splashing fun with three sets of wild rapids! Don’t miss experiencing the thrill!


Lake Compounce Theme Park

New England’s Family Theme and Water Park has more than 50 thrilling rides and attractions! Lake Compounce is a family destination for special events, family dining options, or a whole season of fun!


Lime Rock Park

This picturesque road racing attraction is a great opportunity for the whole family to experience professional and amateur sports car racing, car shows, and festivals!

Pleasant Valley Drive-In Movie Theatre

The Pleasant Valley Drive-in Movie Theater is located in the outskirts of Litchfield County in Barkhamsted, CT. Operating since 1947, under the same ownership for the past 19 years, we continue to offer a wonderful outdoor family fun venue catering to all ages! The theater sits on a 3 acre lot near the west branch of the Farmington River. We host a capacity for up to 250 cars and maintain the nostalgic American drive-in appeal.  


Railroad Museum of New England

Join the Railroad Museum of New England for the Litchfield Hills Train Experience--Spirit Tasting. This new event offers an experience through the scenic Naugatuck River valley and a different spirit tasting every month. You could also enjoy the Fascia’s Chocolate’s and Haight-Brown Vineyard on the Chocolate Decadence Tour!

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07 Jul 2019

By Josie Feliciano