This Day Trip Will Take You To The Best Wine And Waterfalls In Connecticut
The northwest corner of Connecticut is a picturesque place to explore. Add wine and waterfalls and you have the makings of a day trip that is like a dream come true. Whether you’re looking for a girls’ day out or a romantic escape, this little getaway along a Connecticut wine trail will do the trick.
The entire road trip has less than 2 1/2 hours of driving time, so you’ll have plenty of time to linger and take in the sights. However, you can easily stretch this into a weekend getaway if you want to spend more time hiking and sipping. You can find the map and itinerary for the wine and waterfalls in Connecticut day trip here.
What a unique idea, right? What could be more special than enjoying some local wine from CT wineries and exploring the beautiful waterfalls in Connecticut? So, who is going with you on this wonderful wine and waterfalls in Connecticut trip along the Connecticut wine trail? If you’re more of a beer fan than a wine lover, you’ll enjoy jumping on this tasty brewery trail.
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Wine And Waterfalls In Connecticut
Does Connecticut have wineries?
Connecticut is home to several wineries that are surrounded by idyllic scenery. And of course, delightfully delicious wine. Here are a few wineries in Connecticut:
- Gouveia Vineyards, Wallingford, CT
- Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery, Wallingford, CT
- Hawk Ridge Winery, Watertown, CT
- Arrigoni Winery & Cider Co., Portland, CT
- Priam Vineyards, Colchester, CT
- Saltwater Farm Vineyard, Stonington, CT
Gouveia Vineyards in Wallingford sits on 140 acres of picturesque land. Come here in the evening and you’ll be treated to a stunning sunset as you sip on a glass of one of the award-winning wines. Along the Wequetequock River on 108 acres in Stonington is Saltwater Farm Vineyard. Enjoy a glass of vino with a stroll through the property or in the rustic, yet charming, tasting room.
What is the tallest waterfall in Connecticut?
Kent Falls in Kent Falls State Park spans the length of 250 feet before dropping into the Housatonic River. This waterfall is accessible with paved pathways leading right up to it. A stone terrace surrounds the pool at the bottom of the falls, providing a lovely place to sit and observe. If you want some exercise, there’s a scenic staircase to take you to the top of the falls. Although the staircase is steep, there are several observation points you can stop and rest at while you view the water cascading down.
Are there any other road trips I can take in Connecticut?
Don’t worry because we have several road trip ideas for you. If you enjoy visiting enchanting locales that look like they’ve been plucked right out of a fairytale book, then you may want to head out on our Fairytale Road Trip That Will Lead You To Some Of Connecticut’s Most Magical Places. This trip starts out at Studio 80 and Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme and ends at Pine Mountain Reserve in Ridgefield, with several magical places in between those two points. You can also take the 120-mile Shoreline Road Trip through the most picturesque coastal towns of Connecticut, starting in Stonington and ending in Greenwich. Drive time is three hours, but you’ll want to add plenty of time to explore these lovely towns. Once you start enjoying day trips in Connecticut you won't want to stop!