Northeast Life:
Summer in Connecticut!

I am often asked how our family wound up in Connecticut. I
like to cause Connecticut the compromise state…I grew up in New Jersey, my
husband grew up in Massachusetts. Connecticut was in the middle! Luckily, it
has been the perfect place to raise our family. Summer in Connecticut is
amazing as well, and I am so excited to share some of our places which are on
our “top five places to revisit” list this summer. 

Jones Family Farm,
Shelton, CT
We love visiting Jones Family Farm to pick our own fresh
strawberries in June and blueberries in July. I love to make this a family
adventure – but always see couples, groups of friends, or individuals out there
picking the delicious fruits! 

Beardsley Zoo,
Bridgeport Connecticut
The Beardsley Zoo is Connecticut’s only zoo. While it is not
a large zoo – it is packed with great exhibits, and the kids love it. Some
favorite areas are the prairie dog hill, where the kids can climb through the
tunnels and get up close and personal with the prairie dogs! My children also
love the farm area…and we never leave without a stop at the carousel.  This summer they are also starting Camel
Rides – I can’t wait to go and check those out!
Now we love to be outside in the summer, but let’s be
honest, sometimes we have to go inside! On those super hot days, or the time
where we just need a break from the heat, one of our favorite places to visit
is the Norwalk Aquarium. Our favorite exhibits are the meerkats, and the seals.
The Stamford Museum and Nature center is a wonderful place
to go to really sit back and enjoy, well, nature! Trails to walk on, a peaceful
meadow for a nice picnic, animals….a favorite spot here is the Otter Pond. Who
doesn’t love those little otters?
Nothing says summer like ice cream!  Ferris Acres is the last working dairy farm
in CT. The ice cream is made onsite…and it is truly amazing. We have been known
to go for ice cream, and take home an ice cream cake to enjoy after the visit.
Love sitting back, eating ice cream, and watching the cows. Perfect perfect
summer treat!
Have you been to any of the places above? What do you think?
Do you have any favorite places in Connecticut to add to
this list? 

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Today’s guest post comes from Dana of Mastering Mommy Brain.   Dana is a Northeast Blogger who has two adorable children and dreams that one day she will have a clean and orderly house!

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