This quiet corner segment is in the town of Willimantic, CT, known as Thread city and famously known for the Frog bridge. The frog bridge carries traffic over the Willimantic River, and has concrete Thread Spools with massive bronze frog statue’s on top. Willimantic also hosts, Willimantic Street Festival, every third Thursday of the month May through September. Main street in Willimantic shuts down and the festival has free parking and free admission. Come and enjoy all the musical and theatrical entertainment as well some delicious authentic cuisines. The next festival will be July 16th, 2015.
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Put on your hiking shoes, were going exploring through one of Mansfield’s scenic trails. This perfect date is in the Town of Storrs Mansfield, CT. The town of Mansfield has so much to offer. You can park downtown in the new Storrs Center and visit all the new stores, grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants. On the list of 100 Best State Parks, is the Mansfield Hollow State Park where you can go hiking, boating, fishing and enjoy a nice picnic for the whole family.
Yankee Magazine has names Woodstock's Fourth of July Jamboree as one of the biggest and best festivities for the fourth. Woodstock's Fourth of July Jamboree is an all-day affair. Also, Willimantic has its 30th Annual Boombox Parade. The Boombox parade starts at 11 AM at Jillson Square in Willimantic, CT.
Sharpe Hill Vineyard is located in Pomfret, CT. This vineyard has about 20 acres of beautiful vines. Sharpe Hill Vineyard offers wine tastings from Friday through Sunday. Sharpe Hill is known for their award winning wines and lovely gardens. Continuing on our Scenic Route 169, we enter Brooklyn CT, just past the Brooklyn Fairground, site of the oldest agricultural fair in the country, is a charming 18th Century bed-and-breakfast called the Friendship Valley B&B. During your stay here you will get a glimpse into the region’s Civil Rights history.