Connecticut Nature June 10, 2018
Here Are The 9 Most Peaceful Places To Go In Connecticut When You Need A Break From It All
Life can get pretty hectic. Between paying the bills, fighting traffic, and jumping from one commitment to another, there’s not much time left in the day to relax. When you do find some spare time to take a break from everything, head straight to one of these peaceful places in Connecticut to calm your nerves, recharge your inner batteries, and refuel your soul.
1. Cathedral Pines, Cornwall
Immerse yourself in the old growth forest of Cathedral Pines. The lush greenery and soft forest floor will ground you in ways you can't even imagine.
2. Garden of Ideas, Ridgefield
Please note, the Garden of Ideas has permanently closed.
This hidden gem is an outdoor paradise and the perfect spot for some peace and quiet. Take a stroll through the captivating outdoor space enjoying woodlands, sculpture, and plenty of flowers.
3. Enders Falls, Granby
Listen the sound of rushing water over the rocks at this stunning waterfall. Enders Falls is one of the most captivating spots in the Nutmeg State.
4. White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield
There are plenty of walking trails that will help you escape your stress at White Memorial Conservation Center. The boardwalk trail through the marshes is particularly soothing.
5. Outer Island, Branford
Only accessible by ferry during the warmer months, Outer Island is a calming spot. Enjoy the coastal breezes as you explore the wildlife refuge.
6. Saville Dam, Barkhamsted
This special spot on the water has expansive views. Soak in the surroundings for a tranquility like no other.
7. Tod's Point, Greenwich
This coastal gem is the perfect spot to relax. Enjoy the sand between your toes along the shoreline with beautiful views. During the off-season, enjoy a solitary stroll at the water's edge.
8. Steep Rock Preserve, Washington Depot
Walk along the river, take in views from the bridge, and explore the abandoned train tunnel at Steep Rock Preserve. You feel perfectly content as you take in the gorgeous surroundings at this gem in Connecticut.
9. Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, Pawcatuck
Wander through the saltwater marshes at Barn Island Wildlife Management Area. You'll love this coastal spot and its resident bird population.
How many of these peaceful places in Connecticut have you visited? Do you have a tranquil spot where you go to get away from it all? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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