Connecticut’s Cultural, Heritage, & Historic Trails
I’m updating this page in 2023. Please excuse the appearance.
Look at you… so fancy for coming to this page. So cultured! Over the years, the state of Connecticut and other entities have created a few “trails” for people like us. There are a bunch that have come and gone and I am aware of many more smaller town efforts, but I simply can’t deal with them all. And I will not be bothered with wholly commercial trails here either – as they are corny and fleeting.
Let’s get cultured.
The Connecticut Art Trail:
The core museums on this passported trail have remained consistent throughout its existence. Those places on the periphery though? They seem to be in constant flux. I guess that’s the beauty and transience of art itself. Join me, as I travel the Connecticut Art Trail! and the oft-forgotten, yet interesting and worthwhile Connecticut Art Viewpoints Trail!
The Connecticut Freedom Trail:
has been a vexing challenge since I began trying to get to each of the 80 or so sites on it around the state. You can follow my attempt at the Freedom Trail Introduction I wrote, or go to any or all of the three sub-trails that make up the full Freedom Trail:
Amistad Trail (22 sites)
Concept of Freedom Trail (78 sites)
Underground Railroad Trail (29 sites)
Connecticut Historic Barns Trail
Connecticut Literary Trail
Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail
Upper Housatonic Valley African American Heritage Trail
Middletown Heritage Trail, Middletown
Hartford Heritage Plaques
Wallace Stevens Walk, Hartford