Cruising Connecticut with a Picnic Basket

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Cruising Connecticut combines an eclectic selection of places to visit with the fine art of picnicking. From hunting spring wildflowers to wine tasting from hiking and biking on miles of trails to tubing and kayaking on our waterways from city walking tour to country drives from old homesteads to unique museums. And, who would think of picnicking in the middle of a shopping trip or at the theater!

Forty-two day trips, each accompanied by a made-to-order picnic, fall into one of 11 categories:

  • Arts, Music & Theater
  • City Walking Tours
  • Fall Fun & Foliage
  • Hiking & Biking
  • Historic Homes & Gardens
  • Mystic
  • Shopping
  • Special Interest
  • Spring Wildflower Hunt
  • Water FunĀ and
  • Wineries

Recipes number 48, many contributed by Connecticut Food Experts.

The 3rd Edition has been UPDATED, including hours, admission fees, picnic areas, and attractions.

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Amazon Review from Marc G.

This book was perfect for us. My wife and I enjoy taking day trips. Not only did we enjoy reading it but it saved us time. Cruising Connecticut put us on our way for another adventure with our own guide. We found the descriptions to be both detailed and accurate. The book has a variety of great trips you can choose from depending on how you feel and how much time you have. The picnic recipes and ideas were an added bonus. If you want to visit some great places in Connecticut I recommend you buy this book. I look forward to giving it as a gift to several friends and family members.


Amazon Review from Patricia Herchuk Sheehy

Want to take off in your car for the day — cruise around Connecticut — explore a bit, have a picnic lunch? Then this is the book for you. Casual, fun, informative, filled with places to see, hints for enjoying your picnic at each site AND — to top it off — recipes to make ahead and enjoy when you’re ready.