Cinestudio: Classic Cinema

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Located downtown on the campus of Trinity College, Cinestudio was founded as a cooperative theater by students, and still runs that way today. An independent theater, Cinestudio shows classic movies, art films and new releases in an environment that shows you what movie-going used to be all about. Go back in time when you enter […]

Take a Stroll Along the Water at Harbor Park

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If you’re looking for a way to unwind after a long day at work or a fun place to exercise outdoors on the weekend, Harbor Park is a great spot for both. This scenic Middletown park is situated right along the Connecticut River, and it contains quite a few benches along its banks where you […]

Explore the World of Coffee at Klekolo World Coffee

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If you’ve always wondered how different cultures around the world drink coffee, you can find out without leaving Middletown at Klekolo World Coffee. Rather than fashioning themselves as another hipster coffee shop with industrial decor, Klekolo World Coffee focuses on stocking a delicious selection of incredibly unique, high quality coffees and teas. Klekolo World Coffee […]

Elizabeth Park: Downtown Beauty

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Consisting of over 100 acres in West Hartford, Elizabeth Park gives residents and visitors a beautiful respite from city life. 2012 celebrates the park’s rose garden, the oldest and certainly one of the most beautiful in the country. Over 15,000 species of roses line walkways, fences and arches. The sights and smells are not to […]

Grab a Cocktail and a Pizza at Hartford’s Sorella

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Billy Carbone and Dan Keller are Hartford culinary royalty, with their incredibly successful Dish drawing crowds daily. So it’s not surprising that their sister restaurant Sorella (which translates to “sister” in Italian) would also be a success. Begin your meal with one of the house cocktails, which use fresh juices and other ingredients to good […]

Bushnell Park Brings History to Hartford

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Bushnell Park has existed for more than a century in Hartford, a 37-acre enclave from the busy city. It's the oldest public park in the country, and so culturally rich that it's claimed a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, particularly as a result of its historic artwork. The artwork shows up in […]

Pick Your Own Apples at Lyman Orchards

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Lyman Orchards has been part of Middlefield's landscape since 1741, and it's been thriving ever since. Over the course of the past nearly three centuries, Lyman Orchards has kept locals heading out into the fresh air to pick apples, go golfing, and otherwise enjoy the scenery at the orchard. Call the Lyman Orchards hotline before […]

Take a Dip in the Pool at Wadsworth Falls State Park

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Fans of Wadsworth Falls State Park admit that it can be a little difficult to find the trailhead—it's to the right of the parking lot, across the railroad tracks, according to one Yelp reviewer—but once you do, you won't be disappointed. This scenic state park boasts two sets of waterfalls, one smaller and the other […]

Keney Park: 684 Acres to Explore in Hartford

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Keney Park doesn't technically belong all to Hartford. Of its 694 acres, only 584 of them are located within Hartford's boundaries—the other 110 overflow into neighboring Windsor. But that doesn't keep Hartford locals from flocking to the park in droves. After all, it's the biggest park in the entire city, so you can almost feel […]

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