There’s A Little Slice Of Paradise Hiding Right Here In Connecticut… And You’ll Want To Visit

Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford is a beautiful location on the Long Island Sound. Harkness Mansion, an impressive 42 room renaissance revival, is also located on the grounds. So forget about expensive travel plans! Walking the grounds of this park will make you feel like you’re on a European excursion.

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In fact, this incredible spot is so reminiscent of European architecture and design that even the car show British by the Sea was hosted here! Check out the video below for a view of the grounds and some pretty sweet vehicles of the past.

Have you been to Harkness Memorial State Park? Check out this natural spring for a new place to explore!