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OrangeTrails

Housatonic Overlook

Housatonic Overlook, Orange, Connecticut: Housatonic Overlook offers a scenic hiking experience with five looping trails that lead to a stunning view of the Housatonic River.…
Weston Ulbrich
January 10, 2024
BridgesMiddletown

Arrigoni Bridge

Arrigoni Bridge, Middletown, Connecticut: Spanning the Connecticut River between Middletown and Portland is a steel “through arch” bridge named after a former state legislator, Charles…
Weston Ulbrich
August 15, 2023
FactoriesMonroe

Stevenson Dam

Stevenson Dam, Monroe, Connecticut: In 1917, construction began on Stevenson Dam connecting the towns of Monroe to Oxford. It’s still one of the largest dams…
Weston Ulbrich
August 5, 2023
MilfordParks

Silver Sands State Park

Silver Sands State Park, Milford, Connecticut:  In 1955, Hurricane Diane destroyed 75 homes on Milford’s shoreline. As a result, Connecticut’s State Park system acquired about…
Weston Ulbrich
October 14, 2022
Mystic

Albert G. Stark House

Albert G. Stark House, Mystic, Connecticut: On West Mystic Avenue is an eight-sided Italianate style house built in 1850 for Albert G. Stark, a general…
Weston Ulbrich
August 28, 2022
Haddam

Simon Hazelton House

Simon Hazelton House, Haddam, Connecticut: In the center of Haddam is Georgian-style house built in 1785. The home was first owned by a Revolutionary War…
Weston Ulbrich
August 17, 2022
Transportation

Merritt Parkway

Merritt Parkway, Connecticut:  The Merritt Parkway is one of the oldest scenic parkways in the United States. The parkway was named for Stamford native and…
Weston Ulbrich
January 2, 2022
New Haven

Judges Cave

Judges Cave, New Haven, Connecticut: Atop West Rock Ridge State Park is a notorious rock formation once used as a hideout from King Charles I…
Weston Ulbrich
December 17, 2021
Old Lyme

Boxwood Manor

Boxwood Manor, Old Lyme, Connecticut: Built around 1842, this brick mansion on Lyme Street was the estate of Richard Sill Griswold. He was from a…
Weston Ulbrich
November 29, 2021
DemolishedHartford

City Place I

City Place I, Hartford, Connecticut: A commercial office building now stands on the site of John Pierpont Morgan’s birthplace. J.P. Morgan was an American banking…
Weston Ulbrich
November 27, 2021
East Haven

East Haven Green

East Haven Green, East Haven, Connecticut: At the center of the East Haven Green Historic District is East Haven Green. The open space is bounded…
Weston Ulbrich
November 20, 2021
East Hampton

Shipyard Falls

Shipyard Falls, East Hampton, Connecticut: This little-known waterfall isn’t marked on most maps. Its water source is from Mine Brook. The plunge spouts from a…
Weston Ulbrich
November 10, 2021