Learn the best ways to paddle the Housatonic and the Farmington Rivers through the free, full color Housatonic River Association Connecticut Paddle Guide Blessed with two major recreational rivers, the Housatonic and the Farmington, and over 9,000 surface acres of lakes and spring-fed ponds, the Litchfield Hills of Northwest Connecticut are overflowing with spring fun […]
New Kids at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Conn.
This past April, Connecticut’s only zoo, the Beardsley Zoo located on 1875 Noble Ave. in Bridgeport welcomed two new female Nigerian Dwarf goats. Their mother, Cupcake is s three years old and gave birth after a five-month gestation period. Their father, Rodney, will celebrate his first birthday in June. The baby goats, known as kids, are […]
Farmers Markets In Connecticut
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (CT NOFA) has compiled an impressive list of farmers markets in Connecticut. The list is neatly categorized by county, stating dates, times, locations and, whenever possible, web site resources. From Bethany to West Cornwall and everything in between, it all looks great! We, at the Thrifty New England Traveler, […]
Tours of Restoration at Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, Conn.
Free Art of Restoration “Sneak Peek” guided tours will be offered at the Weir Farm National Historic Site “restoration in progress” project in Wilton, Conn., on four Sundays: Feb. 20, March 20 and April 17 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Here, visitors to this Western Connecticut National Park Service landmark will have the rare chance to […]