Northwestern Connecticut is known for its bucolic setting: rolling hills, outstanding vistas, and abundant greenery. It’s no surprise that some of the most gorgeous flora, fauna, and scenery can be found here. From farms to nurseries to preserves, this region has it all for outdoor lovers. Although we live pretty close to some great nurseries, hiking spots, and restaurants here in the Hudson Valley region of New York, it’s always nice to get out and explore what else is out there. So, we decided to embark on a Northwestern Connecticut day trip!

The weather was calling for some heavy rain in the afternoon, so we got on the road early and made it to White Flower Farm by 11 a.m. It was a lovely Spring morning, with partly cloudy skies and a very comfortable (and welcome) upper 60s reading on the thermometer. The perfect weather for a Northwestern Connecticut day trip.

All in all, despite the rain snafu, this really was a glorious Northwestern Connecticut day trip! What do you think? Have you ever been to any of these spots? Share your thoughts in the comments and check out these Connecticut day trips.

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