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4 Pretty Towns to Visit in Connecticut During the Fall Season

Wine from the vineyards of Priam.

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The town of Colchester, which was founded in 1698, is home to farming communities and historic architecture and sits just on the border of “Quiet Corner”.

Where to eat in Colchester?

Cato Corner Farm specializes in various flavors of cheese, including Bloomsday, despearado, womanchego and milkere, according to its menu. The Savitsky Farm offers fruits and vegetables as well as homemade jams, pickles and condiments, according to its website.

Harry’s Place is known for its burgers and has been around for over 100 years, its website says.

Where to have a drink in Colchester?

Priam Vineyards allows visitors to taste its various award-winning wines, tour its grounds, and listen to live music, according to its website. It is also a destination for weddings.

Hop Culture Brewing Co. offers a rotating selection of beers, including sours and stouts, according to its menu. It also hosts weekly events like live music and trivia.

Where can you enjoy the outdoors in Colchester?

The Salmon River State Forest features historic architecture like covered bridges and is a popular spot for fishing and picnicking, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) website. ).

Day Pond State Park is home to walking trails, waterfalls, and stone foundations that are relics from the colonial era, DEEP’s website says.

What other activities are there in Colchester?

Colchester Mill Fabrics & Quilting offers a wide selection of fabrics and offers classes for customers to learn how to sew their own quilts, according to its website.

The Colchester History Museum is free to visitors and has a variety of exhibits that will teach you about the town’s past, according to its website.