Top Fall Family Getaways In Connecticut

November 2, 2012 6:00 AM

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Fall in Connecticut is that time when residents transition from the often uncomfortably hot days of summer to the frequently cruel and cold days of winter. It can mean the chance to catch up on missed plans or enjoy one last romp on the beach. Leaf peepers wait all year with the hope for a spectacular show. Others embrace the snowy possibilities that lay ahead, eager to don layers of clothes and get outside. Whether you are trying to hang on to summer or can’t wait for the arctic air, there’s a little something available for everyone. Now is the time to plan that fall getaway and enjoy.

Water’s Edge Resort & Spa

1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-5901

After the summer crowds have left the beaches, there is a peace that descends upon the shoreline and it is a perfect time for a visit. At Water’s Edge Resort & Spa, a one-of-a-kind experience awaits as you are surrounded by beauty indoors and out. Spend family time exploring the beach, digging in the sand and having the wind whip through your hair. Visit the arcade and test your skills. For a little grown-up time, visit the shops or the spa. With so much to do nearby, adventure is only a car ride away. Visit a museum, take your pick of local playhouses, enjoy a park, participate in indoor or outdoor sports or take an exciting ride on a boat or train. Unwind after a day’s adventures with one of the many events hosted by the resort.

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Candlelight Farms Inn
214 Candlewood Mountain Road
New Milford, CT 06776
(860) 210-0594

For a peaceful and picturesque country setting, Candlelight Farms Inn offers a retreat from the rigors of everyday life. A 600-acre private estate nestled on Candlewood Mountain, there are ponds to fish and canoe in as well as the splendor of nearby Candlewood Lake to discover. Candlelight Farms Stables, located on the premises, offers lessons to all ages and skill levels while accomodating your preference for English or Western riding. Experienced instructors will keep you close to the stables or take you for an unforgettable ride along the many trails. Start the morning with a healthy breakfast made with the vegetables and fruits grown in the organic gardens. Finish off the day in front of the fire or with a relaxing massage.

Woodbury Ski Area
785 Washington Road
Woodbury, CT 06798
(203) 263-2203

If you prefer a getaway packed with action, the Woodbury Ski Area is the place to go to keep the adrenaline flowing. A year-round destination for its many outdoor activites, the indoor skate park is open through the winter. This is also the place for the earliest skiing, snow tubing, snow boarding, cross country skiing and snow biking. There are plenty of trails to explore and lighted areas so the fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down. The snack bar will keep you fueled for fun and when the day is over, there are several nearby hotels to choose from. Museums, shopping, theaters and an indoor water park are all minutes away to round out your experience and keep everyone on the go.

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Theodora DeBarbieri is an animal advocate, columnist and local TV show host residing in Connecticut. She is owned by a number of dogs, cats and birds. Her work can be found at

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