Winter Adventures

Five fun day trips for the history buff, outdoorsman or art buff in you



Adrenalin Rush

You’ve done the skiing and snowboarding thing. But what about snow-biking? Take a quick trip up to Woodbury Ski Area and try the exhilarating sport that will have you flying down the mountain on a bike equipped with skis instead of wheels. (Woodbury is the only venue in Connecticut that offers the sport). Of course for traditionalists, they do still allow you to ski down.

Quaint Afternoon

Take a leisurely drive up to quant Kent, Connecticut. Pop into the shops, art galleries and restaurants. And be sure to go for a spin on Hatch Pond (provided it is frozen enough for skating). You’ll feel like you’ve steeped into a Norman Rockwell painting. Backcountry Outfitters rents skates as well as snowshoes and cross-country skis for those who want to brave the trails. www.bcoutfitters.com

Nature Day

Get outside and explore the pristine trails and views offered at Bluff Point Costal Reserve in Groton—all 778 untouched acres of it. The area includes an undeveloped barrier beach, terrific bird-watching, and gorgeous views of the sound and coastal landmarks including Ledge Light and Pine Island.

Step Back in Time

For the history buff in your family, head to Hartford and check out the historic nineteen-room Mark Twain House, where Twain lived from 1874 to 1891 and created the characters of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. While you’re there, pick up a free copy of Mark Twain’s Hartford, A Guide to Connecticut’s Capital, which highlights seventeen stops significant to the literary master.

Artistic Exploration

Love all things British? Head to the Yale Center for British Art. The museum houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The geometrical matte steel and glass building, designed by American architect Louis I. Kahn, allows visitors to view the works in natural light. While you’re there visit the Yale University Art Gallery, which contains a major modern and contemporary art collection. You’ll find works by artists including Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg, Hartford native Sol Lewitt and Andy Warhol. www.yale.edu/ycba

 

Greenwich Agenda

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    2014.09.20
     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • Puttin’ On The Dog Festival

    2014.09.21
     @ Roger Sherman Baldwin Park

    Puttin’ On The Dog Festival Greenwich, Connecticut the place to be on September 21st for dogs and their owners...

  • Candy Fairies Book Reading

    2014.09.21
     @ Imagine Candy

    SCARSDALE, NY, Imagine Candy brings the acclaimed children's author Helen Perelman, the writer of the wickedly sweet Candy Fairies book...

  • Chizi's Tale Book Launch Party

    2014.09.21
     @ Tudor Investment Campus

    You and your family are invited to join Diane's Books of Greenwich and TUSK USA to celebrate the launch of Chizi's Tale: The True Story...

  • Chizi's Tale Book Launch Party

    2014.09.21
     @ Tudor Investment Campus

    You and your family are invited to join Diane's Books of Greenwich and TUSK USA to celebrate the launch of Chizi's Tale: The True Story...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • Arts & Crafts on Bedford

    2014.09.20
     @ Bedford Street

    Shop at over 100 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our extended sidewalk...

  • "Israel and the U.S."

    2014.09.22
     @ New Canaan Library

    The public is invited to attend a World Affairs Forum Great Decisions event featuring Seth Anziska, Columbia University. Mr. Anziska will speak...

  • Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese

    2014.09.24
     @ Meli-Melo

    Meet Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese & Take Home a Signed Copy of His New Book! Kevin is a holistic health practitioner,...

  • Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.25
     @ Milbrook Club

    Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon will be held at Milbrook Club. Registration 11:30am; start at...

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • Verismo - Opera Arias and Ensembles

    2014.09.26
     @ Round Hill Community Church

    Music from the Heart at Round Hill  “Verismo – Arias and Ensembles,” an opera concert, will bring drama and passion...

  • Aaron Henry Trunk Show & Personal Appearance

    2014.09.26
     @ Richards

  • Curiosity Concerts Season Opening: SONIC ESCAPE

    2014.09.27
     @ Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium

    The Greenwich Arts Council's Curiosity Concerts opens its second season of free classical music concerts for families on Saturday, Sept. 27,...

  • Bistro Versailles Wine Dinner

    2014.09.29
     @ Bistro Versailles

    Wine dinners at Bistro Versailles are entertaining social events held on a regular basis. Socialize with friends and mingle with other...

  • Joie Special Shopping Event

    2014.09.30
     @ Joie

    Joie invites you to a special shopping event! Enjoy wine & hor d'oeuvres while shopping 20% off your purchase Enter to win a...


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