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Sunday, June 13, 2010

All flight and lodging information valid as of press time Thursday.

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Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Simsbury, Conn.? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of June 18-20:

GETTING THERE

Southwest offers nonstop service from BWI Marshall to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., with fares from $255 round trip. Simsbury is about 15 miles west of the airport.

WHERE TO STAY

Simsbury 1820 House

731 Hopmeadow St.

800-879-1820

http://www.simsbury1820house.com

B&B in the birthplace of Gifford Pinchot, first head of the U.S. Forest Service. Nightly rates from $169.

Simsbury Inn

397 Hopmeadow St.

800-634-2719

http://www.simsburyinn.com

This member of the Classic Hotels of Connecticut comes fully loaded (indoor pool, art gallery, airport shuttle, etc.). From $249.

WHERE TO EAT

Abigail's Grille and Wine Bar

4 Hartford Rd.

860-264-1580

http://www.abigailsgrill.com

In the former Pettibone Tavern, built in 1780. Supposedly haunted by a ghost named Lucy. Lunch entrees $8-$22.

Plan B Burger Bar

4 Railroad St.

860-658-4477

http://www.planbburger.com

Inside a converted 19th-century railroad depot. Burgers under $14.

WHAT TO DO

Phelps Tavern Museum

800 Hopmeadow St.

860-658- 2500

http://www.simsburyhistory.org

Fourteen structures showcasing town history. Adults $6.

Rosedale Farms & Vineyards

25 E. Weatogue St.

860-651-3926

http://www.rosedale1920.com

See -- and taste -- what's growing at the 90-year-old farm.

Tulmeadow Farm Store

255 Farms Village Rd., West Simsbury

860-658-1430

http://www.tulmeadowfarmstore.com

Hike through the fields, then treat yourself to homemade ice cream.

Talcott Mountain State Park/Heublein Tower

Off Route 185

860-677-0662

Hike 1 1/4 miles to the 165-foot-tall tower built in 1914. Seasonal tours are free.

INFORMATION

http://www.town.simsbury.ct.us

-- A.S.


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