Activities, restaurants, events, and notable places located in Windham County, Connecticut.
It was in this wintery Pomfret landscape over the weekend that Mike and I decided we are going to book a springtime trip to Mexico. Bring on the palm trees, mangoes, and the swim up bar. Enough of this cold. I like Winter–or rather, I endure it as well as the next crusty New Englander–but this one has seriously overstayed its welcome.
I spent an early-December weekend in Pomfret to Christmas tree shop and attend a holiday party at Tyrone Farm. It was an excellent way to kick off the holiday season. The Quiet Corner continues to amaze me with its beauty. It reminded me of what Renee Zellwegger, former Pomfret resident (she put her farm house on the market last year), had to say about the town:
“Socially, architecturally and asesthically, Pomfret is the embodiment of the old-fashioned American small town, while it is simultaneously, a culturally rich and sophisticated community. The seasons and the landscape are breathtaking, the quality of life and festive holiday celebrations are of bygone days, and you’ll make more true friends in Pomfret within weeks than you would during a lifetime in most other places.”
Smutnick Christmas Tree Farm
70 Brooklyn Road
89 Tyrone Road
Location: Connecticut | County: Windham County | Area: Quiet Corner | Town(s): Pomfret
Seasons: year-round | Meal: any
Themes: good for groups, romantic, christmas in connecticut, ct wine trail, girls day out
There’s something about driving around the back roads of Pomfret (really, they are all back roads) that makes you think, “This. This is Connecticut.” Of course I also feel that way strolling around Stonington, Essex, or Litchfield, or eating a lobster roll at Abbott’s, or visiting the Mark Twain House in Hartford.