Correction: This feature includes an incorrect reference to the nearest appropriate airport. Hartford Brainard Airport is a non-commercial facility. The piece should have specified Bradley International Airport in nearby Windsor Locks.


Glastonbury-rocky hill ferry; carries three cars; oldest continuously operating ferry in the country. (Andrea Sachs TWP)
July 1, 2011
If You Go

Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Glastonbury, Conn.? Here’s what you need to know for the weekend of July 8-10:

Getting There

Southwest flies nonstop from BWI Marshall to Hartford from about $200 round trip. Glastonbury is less than 10 miles south of Hartford.

Where to Stay

Connecticut River Valley Inn

2195 Main St.

860-633-7374

www.ctrivervalleyinn.com

Four season-themed rooms within walking distance of restaurants and shops. From $185.

Butternut Farm B&B

1654 Main St.

860-633-7197

www.butternutfarmbandb.com

Bed down in a 1720 house, with farm animals and gardens dotting the property. From $99.

Where to Eat

Daybreak Coffee Roaster

2377 Main St.

860-657-4466

www.daybreakcoffee.com

Soups, paninis and gourmet coffees and teas. Sandwiches or combo mini-panini and soup, $8.95.

Max Fish

110 Glastonbury Blvd.

860-652-3474

www.maxrestaurantgroup.com

Lots of surf and a little turf. Dinner entrees from $18. For Italian, try its sister eatery, Max Amore (140 Glastonbury Blvd.).

What to Do

Historical Society of Glastonbury

1944 Main St.

860-633-6890

www.hsgct.org

Learn your town history at its free Museum on the Green. Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and every third Sunday of the month 1- 4 p.m.

Dinosaur State Park

400 West St., Rocky Hill

Rocky Hill

860-529-8423

www.dinosaurstatepark.org

Open Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Exhibit admission $6; grounds, free.

Dondero Orchards

529 Woodland St.

South Glastonbury

860-659-0294

www.donderoorchards.com

Pick-your-own seasonal fruits, plus a bakery and other homemade treats.

Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry

Follow signs off Route 160

Float to Rocky Hill on the tiny ferry. $3 per car; $1 per pedestrian or biker. Runs daily through October, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Information

www.glasct.org

A.S.

All lodging and fight info valid as of press time Thursday.

Andrea Sachs (not the one who wears Prada) has been writing for Travel since 2000. She travels near (Ellicott City, Jersey Shore) and far (Burma, Namibia, Russia), and finds adventure no matter the mileage. She is all packed for the Moon or North Korea, whichever opens first.
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