“The first part can be steep for inexperienced hikers but it's very wide, very flat,” says Ellen Senechal, an interpretive state guide, explaining that this area, actually the hardened inside of an ancient volcano, is geologically significant. “It's all basalt.
"There's just something about barns that people love," says Todd Levine, a state historian and barn expert, pointing out the simplicity of design set off by the usual dramatic red color and expansive size. "There's something about that that moves us.".
If you judged the town by its picturesque town green, which features a fountain and benches framed by Colonial-style buildings, and it’s traditional white churches, you’d know only part of its story. There’s also a bustling retail scene with trendy shops and a local passion that supports the arts, commerce and education.
“You may be a sailor without a boat. You may be a boat owner who would like a crew. You may want to meet the person of your dreams,” says former Commodore Lois Glazer, referencing the one hitch: You must be single to be part of this club. “Minimum age, 35.
FOX CT is partnering with the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Hartford to showcase a new house by Mark Lovley of Lovley Development. The house, on Pacer Lane in Southington, is being designed as a show property for people who are considering their own building or remodeling projects.
Nestled in the Berkshires lies a mecca of relaxation called Canyon Ranch, a destination health spa and inn. A small sign, flanked by a classic gate, is all that greets visitors to this coveted spot, a low-key design choice that is no accident. “It’s not a lot of fanfare,” says Spa Director Samantha Cooper.