Connecticut December 05, 2017
10 Majestic Spots In Connecticut That Will Make You Feel Like You’re At The North Pole
It’s that magical time of the year again. Time to find the perfect tree, warm up the hot chocolate and pull out the mittens and boots. Winter in Connecticut can be absolutely spectacular. And although we don’t have elves running around making toys, there are still a few spots in our state that can make you feel like you are at the North Pole.
1. Heublein Tower, Simsbury
This tower that was once a private home stands 165 feet tall. It is located in Talcott Mountain State Park and is quite a breathtaking structure in the wintertime. The architecture reminds us of a time from the past and it looks like it could withstand the harsh weather at the North Pole.
2. Mirror Lake, Branford
When it is dusted with snow and partially frozen, Mirror Lake looks like a setting out of a storybook. This is quintessential Connecticut captured in the snow season.
3. Festival of Lights, Hartford
The Festival of Lights at Constitution Plaza is certainly a holiday delight to behold. You will feel like you are walking into another world as you view the enchanting display.
4. Yale University, New Haven
With its old school architecture, Yale University becomes a winter wonderland under the snowfall. The archways and stone buildings create a nostalgic experience that is perfect for the holiday season.
5. Nature's Art Village, Montville
Only in Connecticut will you find a huge dinosaur all decked out for the holidays. But perhaps maybe there is one up at the North Pole also? Nature's Art Village becomes truly magical this time of year.
6. Capitol Building, Hartford
The Capitol Building in Hartford is definitely majestic and during the holidays we almost expect three kings to walk out the front doors. Standing tall against the stark contrast of winter, this is quite a sight to behold.
7. Chapman Falls, East Haddam
The temperatures have to drop pretty low to create this icy vision at Chapman Falls. Once it freezes over, the water seems to be something out of a fantasy land.
8. Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam
Around the holidays you will probably hear bells ringing and faint caroling near the Goodspeed Opera House. It is a majestic building highlighted by the reflective water that it sits near. This spot is one that Santa would be delighted to visit.
9. Hubbard Park, Meriden
Hubbard Park in Meriden hosts its Festival of Silver Lights every December. Journey down a snowy path to see the Christmas display reflect off the water and turn into a mesmerizing sight.
10. Mystic River, New London
Although not quite what we would first think of as the North Pole, New London has its beautiful docks that capture the spirit of Connecticut in winter. If Santa has a boat, this is what it would look like!
What other places in Connecticut make you feel like you are at the North Pole? Help add to this list by leaving a comment below. To really get into the holiday season and try visiting one of these