A mere 10 minute drive from Mayflower Inn and Spa takes you to two state parks, Mount Tom State Park and Lake Waramaug, both of which offer spectacular trails and breathtaking views. (We recommend beautiful Steep Rock Preserve for a hike.) Set off to the picturesque town of Kent, to visit its many art galleries and charming outdoor cafés, followed by a trip to West Cornwall’s covered bridge, one of the last in the state and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the Tapping Reeve Law School Museum in Litchfield, travel back in time to the 19th century with a mesmerizing interactive exhibit. End your day of discovery learning how to milk cows and make cheese with an artisan cheesemaking class at Thorncrest Farm in Goshen.
- Prices: from $97 per person for a 1.5 hour class at Thorncrest Farm