Winter Only

A couple of snowy downhill runs and the sighting of an American symbol highlight this immersion into a Connecticut winter weekend. Some things only happen at one time of year, so now’s the time for your full winter embrace!

1-2 days

  • Winter

  • Shepaug Dam Bald Eagles
  • Mount Southington
  • Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center
  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Shepaug Dam Bald Eagles

Bald eagles winter in several locations in Connecticut, and the Shepaug Dam in Southbury one of them. This year, the observation area will open later this winter in February and offer viewing on certain days until early March. There is nothing like seeing one of these great birds on the wing to make your heart soar.

Mount Southington

Offering skiiing, snowboarding, tubing and more, Mount Southington is home to a full range of terrain for beginners to experts, including our terrain park with fun and challenging features. 

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Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center, Farmington

Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center

Next day, you travels continue with a trip to the Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center in Farmington. Here, on a 350-acre spread, you’ll find 13 miles of groomed trails. All levels of expertise will feel at home, and everyone will feel very at home in the lodge, where a big fire is kept burning day and night. There’s also sledding, ice skating and snowshoeing available.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Consider timing your winter outing in Connecticut to coincide with the annual Maple Sugar Festival at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, held in early March.  Visit the little red sugarhouse and see how sap is turned into sweet maple syrup. Taste it during the popular pancake brunch.