Travel Blogs from Wethersfield
We've stopped for the night but I'm still rocking with the motion of the train.... Left Virginia and headed north....passed Baltimore, Philadelphia, NYC...and made it all the way to Connecticut. What a day: Florida to CT ( Palm trees to snow) in 25 hours - ...
... than a destination in itself. The city has a very industrial look about it and isn’t very inviting-looking from I-91 on the way to Vermont and New Hampshire. So why go?
Well, I have a National Parks pass and there’s an NPS unit in Springfield. The Springfield Armory National Historic Site was the first U.S. armory manufacturing firearms since the early 1800s. The armory closed in the 1960s but reopened as a historic site in 1978 and ...
New Britain is one of New England's old industrial towns, nicknamed "The Hardware City" because it’s the headquarters of Black & Decker and also “New Britski” because it used to have heavily Polish population. I stopped in town only to see the New Britain Museum of American Art, the ...
Hartford is known as a center of the insurance industry with big companies like Travelers and Aetna. Thus the region has long had an educated white collar base in a state with many industrial mill cities. That was historically the case at least, although there aren't many traditional manufacturing facilities left in a state like Connecticut. Nowadays, though, beyond the downtown towers much of old city within ...
... of impressionist painter J. Alden
Weir whose circle of visitors at the house who painted there included Childe
Hassam, John Singer Sargent, and John Twachtman.
I followed U.S. 1 through coastal towns most of the way
except to bypass New Haven on I-95. The western part of the Connecticut coast from
Greenwich to New Haven is a quite continuous stretch of older cities like
Bridgeport and suburbanized town within the New York City orbit, but ...
Other places to stay in Wethersfield
1341 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield | 1 star motelfrom $58