Getaway Connecticut: The Quiet Corner
The final leg of the Girlfriend Getaway journey found me driving the Chevy Malibu to the Northeast portion of the state known as The Quiet Corner, formally known as the Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Connecticut which borders Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I pointed the compass located on the mirror towards Pomfret with the intention of having lunch at the renowned Vanilla Bean Café, located in a restored 19th century barn. The cafe was bustling with activity for a Tuesday, most likely other leaf peepers. The Pomfret School, one of many private boarding schools tucked away in our tiny state, is located down the street.
Moving on to the town of Putnam, known as the Antique Capitol of New England, I made my way towards the Antiques Marketplace, with over 400 vendors and 200 exhibits. Historic Putnam, an old mill town along the Quinebaug River, is an easy day trip from Rhode Island, Massachusetts or NYC. All that walking and driving had me refueling at Victoria Station for home-made-on-the premises Snickerdoodle Cheesecake (ssh, don’t tell) served on what else but – antique china!
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