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Springtimes: 3 Great Day Trip Destinations

Long Island Sound

Connecticut is full of unique and quirky day trips that'll have you asking yourself "What's a television?" Now that the weather's turning a corner and making it more enjoyable to leave the house, may we suggest a few kickin' options to get you started.

Ambler Farm, 257 Hurlbutt St., Wilton, (203) 834-1143, amblerfarm.org. This 200-year-old working farm knows our roots well, and offers year-round activities for adults and kids alike on 22 acres.

Castle Craig, Hubbard Park, 199 Notch Road, Meriden, cityofmeriden.org. Visible from I-691, this lookout tower features views of New Haven and Long Island Sound on a clear day. Reachable by hike or drive. Open April-October.

Dinosaur State Park, 400 West St., Rocky Hill, (860) 529-8423, dinosaurstatepark.org. Indoor and outdoor center for all things dinosaur, including a track casting area, reconstruction of a Geologic Formation, dinosaur tracks, nature trails and more.

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