Although Coventry had been on my travel To Do list for some time, I ended up there by chance. On my way to the Connecticut Country Store, I got turned around a few times (navigation is not one of my strong suits) and decided I needed a second cup of coffee.
Driving down Route 31, I saw a re-enactment taking place on the front lawn of the Booth & Dimock Memorial Library. Anyone that’s spent time in Connecticut on a weekend knows that re-enactments are not only common, but pretty much ubiquitous. I parked the car to watch, and ended up spending an hour-plus on this charming stretch of road. My continued search for coffee led to an impromptu trip to the Hale Homestead, then the visitor center, then KDM Antiques, and so on. I never got the coffee, but discovered that this town has everything: antiquing, historical buildings, good places ot eat and a drink, a winery, and one of the most famous famers markets in Connecticut.