I think we can all agree that Connecticut holds the monopoly on awesome townships. But everybody knows that no two small towns in Connecticut are the same. These towns are particularly great for a day trip or a weekend getaway. If you’re not already in love with Connecticut, you will be now.
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See? Even their library is a looker. This super small town, population 2,408, is also excellent for trails, whether it’s on foot or horseback.
This place is a great July 4th destination. With less than 2000 residents it’s a perfect example of small town New England.
Population 4,971. If you like trains, they have an excellent museum. But most notably, they offer passes to non-residents for summer fun. Can you say kayaking?
4. West Cornwall
This town is home to only 984 residents. But at some point, everyone visits this bridge. If you’re in the neighborhood, check out Mohawk State Forest and climb the mountain.
This place is growing, and at 14,000 residents it's a bigger town. If you’re into bird watching, this is a fine place to catch some cool pictures.
Home to one of the oldest inns in the nation and a running steam train, this town is a taste of history.
The perfect combination of nature exploration and downtown entertainment. Even with a 4% growth rate, this small town is still under 3,000 residents.
A must-visit in the summer, this town, population 18,000, occupies a nice chunk of the Long Island Sound.
This is a great place for biking, and has managed to maintain its original colonial look over the years. The population is at nearly 20,000 with recent growth.
The pizza, aquarium, downtown, and water makes this place pretty popular for day trips. Definitely one of my favorites. Always surprises me that this cool town still has only 4,000 people.
This village inside of East Lyme offers calm waters and stunning views to its 3,000 residents and many summertime visitors.
12. Old Saybrook
Main Street is where everything happens in this town of 10,000. And I do mean everything. Some very charming folks here.
One of New England’s mill towns, it has evolved into a premiere spot for shopping and dining. However, it has kept its small town vibes, too and is still home to less than 10,000 people.
Formed from a collection of Native-American villages, they have a vibrant history and are proud of it. This picturesque countryside town hosts 3,500 residents.
How many of these towns have you visited? Have a favorite Connecticut town that didn’t make the list? Tell me about it!