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Guided Adventures in Connecticut

Connecticut brims with guided tours of countryside, cities, art, and architecture


Connecticut is filled with special places that might or might not be noticeable to the casual visitor, so an online search for guided tours in advance of your visit there is downright smart. Some ideas you may think of on your own – like tours of the magnificent art museums and wraparound architecture at Yale University in New Haven, CT (along with walking tours of the city). Guided sport fishing trips in adjacent Long Island Sound make a fun and fresh adventure for sports-minded vacationers.

Interpreting the guided idea more widely, the state is packed with self-guided tours and trails, powered by extensive online maps and directions. One of them, for example, into the serene rolling farmland of the state, is the intriguing Connecticut Barns Trail, which wanders among stately ancient barns. Similarly, the Connecticut Wine Trail is a self-guided tour of the state’s many and varied vineyards and wineries. Especially on these trails along rural roads, the going is also the goal as you meander at your own pace past working farms, villages with town greens and steepled churches, and places where the Revolutionary War was planned and fought. Whether led by an expert or by expert-designed online resources, a guided tour of Connecticut makes a dreamy and interesting adventure.






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Blackhawk Sport Fishing

Sailing from the Niantic Bay Marina Niantic, CT, 06357 Phone: 860-448-3662 Toll-Free: 800-382-2824

Catch a fish, or a fabulous sunset, when you book a cruise with this experienced crew

Catch a bluefish, or a sunset, when you book a trip with Blackhawk Sport Fishing. Head out in search of porgy, stripers, cod, sea bass, tautog, fluke and those glorious blues, under the guidance of an experienced captain and crew on an impeccably maintained party boat. Or, book a sunset or nature cruise or a seal or eagle watch cruise. A galley serves up hot dogs, burgers, snacks and beverages (you can bring your own cooler if you wish, and beer is OK as long as it’s not in glass bottles). You can also rent a rod and reel if needed. And for a small fee, the crew will even clean and fillet your catch – or help you toss it back or donate it to a food bank.