New England - Stuff to do in NW CT?
Jun 7, 11, 11:12 am
My kid is going to "new driver" school at Skip Barber in Lime Rock this weekend. Any ideas and what I can do in the area for several hours? Thanks!
Jun 7, 11, 11:36 am
There are some vineyards in the area if you are into wine, but probably not much else up there.
I was born and raised in the area, the "Litchfield Hills". It isn't a hotbed of excitement, but it is pretty to drive through. Litchfield itself would be a nice town for you to explore. There are also waterfalls in Kent, a covered bridge in West Cornwall, and antiques stores in the area.
Jun 8, 11, 3:36 pm
Thanks for the feedback. I think I'm going to bring my bike and enjoy the scenery. Perhaps head over to the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, too.
Jun 10, 11, 5:07 am
If you have your bike, try biking around/near Twin Lakes, Lake Waramaug, Bantam Lake, or Mt. Tom. It really is a pretty area. And much nicer in summer than winter :):):)!!!
Jun 10, 11, 9:47 am
Just a heads up, not sure where you are coming from or how close you are.
There were some major storms in that part of the state yesterday (and even in other areas) and they are calling in crews from Ohio and Michigan to help out.
I don't know if there were any issues at Lime Rock or not, but do know that other towns in the area have outages. You may want to call and double check everything is still on for tomorrow.
Also, if you are out and about on a bike, be careful, there may be downed wires and trees.
Jun 13, 11, 2:02 pm
So due to rain on Saturday, I left my bike at home. The terrain certainly looked challenging with all those hills, so I may go back later this summer with my bike. I wound up staying at the track because watching the kids do the various drills was pretty entertaining. Lime Rock was impacted by last week's storm and was still without power on Saturday. They used a portable generator to keep the plumbing working, but no lights, etc. Everything is outdoors so it didn't matter much.