SpringtimeThe weather is warming up and everything’s beginning to turn green.  It’s time to shed your winter coat and start enjoying the arrival of spring!  Need a little inspiration to start venturing out?  Here are some terrific springtime ideas.

  • Get outside and plant something green
  • Take a ride and see the cherry blossoms
  • Pack a picnic and go to a park
  • Explore the CT Wine Trail
  • Take a hike
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Go horseback riding
  • Play a round of golf
  • Fly a kite
  • Visit a farmer’s market
  • Sit outside at a local cafe

Looking for some local events?  Here are a few events right in our own backyard.

Get outside for a cause!

sneakersThe 2nd annual Arc-A-Thon 5K walk on the Southington Trail is taking place on April 29th.  Proceeds will benefit programs to help people with developmental disabilities.  Click here for more information about how to sign up for this event.

Meriden Daffodil Festival – Saturday April 29th & Sunday April 30th
The Meriden Daffodil Festival has grown into one of Connecticut’s premier celebrations with food, crafts, music, parade and amusements. This event offers a little something for everyone. Click here for the schedule of festivities.


Cheshire’s Strawberry Festival – will be held at the town’s historic town Church Green in the center of town on June 10th from 10 am – 4 pm…this great springtime tradition is celebrating its 80th year serving up farm-fresh strawberry shortcake and other enticing treats.

Rain or shine…here are a few places to visit in CT any time of year.

The Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, CT has 150 hands-on exhibits, state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, 4 educational labs, plus daily programs and special events.  There’s always something happening at the Science Center…from physics to forensics, geology to astronomy – offering endless hours of exploration for all ages.

Explore the depths of our ocean planet at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT.  Perfect for any time of year, the Mystic Aquarium has indoor and outdoor exhibits including thousands of sea creatures.  Get started – plan a visit!

Happy Spring!