Kim McNeill

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Best of Fall Foliage Hikes: Scenic Vistas for Fall Foliage

By Kim McNeill Fall in Connecticut is beautiful. The rolling hillsides with varied hardwood trees provide a canvas of warm colors. Leaf color in Connecticut is generally best the second week in October, right around […]

10/01/2011

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Best of Apple Picking in Southwest Connecticut

By Kim McNeill Nothing says Fall to me quite like wandering through an orchard in search of the perfect apple. Whether you are looking for a nice, crisp, sweet apple for eating or a more […]

09/16/2011

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Best of Roller Rinks in Connecticut: A Roller Rink Revival of Lights, Wheels & Music

By Kim McNeill There are some great reasons to know where roller rinks are in Connecticut. If, like me, you grew up during the last roller rink craze in the ‘80s’s, then the nostalgia will […]

09/09/2011

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Best Local Jazz in Connecticut

By Kim McNeill There is no doubt that jazz, in all its incarnations, is a popular music style. A distinctly American invention, jazz, can be enjoyed equally as well in live performances as in recordings. […]

09/01/2011

Bald Eagles at Beardsley Zoo

Family Guide to Beardsley Zoo

Pack a lunch and enjoy a day at the Zoo. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is Connecticut’s only zoo. The zoo has new animals and a new play ground this year. Check out the museum pass from your local library to enjoy free zoo admission for up to two adults and four children.

The zoo is the perfect size to enjoy on a nice day. The exhibits concentrate on animals in both North and South America. The free-roaming peacocks and guinea hens may lead to an animal encounter anywhere on the zoo grounds. Animal tracks painted on the zoo paths help little ones find the next display.

08/26/2011

Lake Compounce Entrance

Family Guide to Lake Compounce: New England’s Family Theme Park

By Kim McNeill Lake Compounce Theme Park 186 Enterprise Drive Bristol, CT 06010 Hours: July to August Mon to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat – […]

08/19/2011

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