Spring Getaway to Connecticut's Farmington Valley

The Farmington Valley is a beautiful place to visit during the spring! Whether you are looking for a romantic New England getaway or a weekend filled with family-friendly activities, we invite you to explore the beauty of springtime in Connecticut and enjoy an extraordinary stay or dining experience with us at one of our Classic Hotels of Connecticut properties.

View our guide to Connecticut's beautiful Farmington Valley this spring:

Getting here

With warm sunny skies, scenic roads, and flowers in bloom all around us, Connecticut during the spring season is an amazing time to enjoy a day trip or weekend getaway! Located in the heart of Connecticut, the Valley includes the towns of Farmington, Avon, Simsbury, Canton and Granby. On your drive through the Farmington Valley, you'll find charming New England scenes with colorful spring blooms around every corner. Read on to learn more about all the best spots to visit get the most out of your stay in Connecticut.


Exploring the Great Outdoors

  • For a spring stroll through blooming gardens, make sure to visit Elizabeth Park in West Hartford where you can find daffodils and tulips blooming in April and May, followed by hundreds of varieties of roses blooming starting mid-June.

  • For one of the best panoramic views in Connecticut, make your way up to Heublein Tower at Talcott Mountain State Park. The Tower Trail is a 1.25 mile hike, and well worth the incredible view!

  • Enjoy a relaxing nature walk through Alsop Meadows along the Farmington River, with trail access from Avon Old Farms Hotel. Or visit Stratton Brook State Park for a peaceful day of picnicking, fishing, and exploring the trails and nature center.

  • Go for a bike ride on the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail to enjoy miles of scenic pathways. Our hotel properties offer complimentary bikes to all our guests, or you can rent bicycles from The Bicycle Cellar in Simsbury.

  • Get out on the water with a kayak, canoe, or paddle board rental from historic Collinsville at Collinsville Canoe & Kayak (rentals start in early May)- or simply enjoy the Collinsville Walking Trail.

Family-Fun Activities

  • Is anyone in the family fascinated with air travel? The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks has a collection of over 100 aircraft, including early flying machines, helicopters, planes, and supersonic jets.

  • For those who love animals, visit the petting zoo to interact with friendly farm animals at Flamig Farm, or go to the Roaring Brook Nature Center to get an up-close look at rabbits, turtles, snakes, owls, and even a flying squirrel.

  • If you’re looking for indoor activities, go to Bounce Town in Canton for an indoor playscape filled with bounce houses, interactive floor games, and an arcade. Or visit The Children’s Museum in West Hartford and enjoy the museum’s wildlife sanctuary, planetarium shows, and multi-sensory exhibits.

Indulge in the Arts

  • Plan a visit to the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, a National Historic Landmark known for its French Impressionist art, architecture, and beautiful gardens. It’s a beautiful place to explore in the spring as the garden blooms, and you can enjoy guided tours and special exhibits.
  • Farmington Valley Arts Center hosts a variety of art exhibits and visitors are welcome to visit during “First Saturday Open Studios” to see what goes on behind the colorful doors of the Farmington Valley Arts Center. And if you’re feeling inspired, register for a workshop this spring!

  • If you love searching for antique treasures, visit Old Village Antiques in historic Old Avon Village for beautifully restored antique furniture, or stop by Antiques on the Farmington in Canton for an impressive selection of furniture, jewelry, pottery, and more.

  • Are you a lover of classic literature? The Mark Twain House in Hartford is worth a visit for an opportunity to walk through the author’s restored home. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

  • If you love art history, make sure to stroll through the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford. The Wadsworth is home to nearly 50,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years, and it is the oldest continuously-operating public art museum in the United States!

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Top image photo credit: Hill-Stead Museum