Colchester, CT

This suburban town is 30 minutes south to the shoreline or 30 minutes north to Hartford. Colchester spans almost 50 miles in area with several state parks and farmlands to enjoy. Salmon River State Forest offers hiking, hunting, fishing and picnicking. Colchester is also home to one of Connecticut’s 3 remaining covered bridges, Comstock Bridge. The bridge connects East Hampton to Colchester and crosses over the Salmon River. After a day of exploring, relax at Priam Vineyards and enjoy wine tasting, picnics and summer concerts.

Along The Trail

Colchester History Museum

24 Linwood Ave.

The Colchester History Museum offers two floors of exhibits featuring the history of Colchester, the people and the institutions associated with it. While housed in the former Reverend Ballard home, it is not a traditional “historic house” museum; rather, it is a museum of exhibits that happens to be housed in a historic house building.

Chanticlair Golf Course

288 Old Hebron Rd.

The Chanticlair Golf Course is a 9 hole golf facility that lies amid scenic New England vistas in Colchester, CT. The course gives the golfer a feeling that is not found anywhere else in the country outside of Colchester golf, particularly on the well-known fourth hole, which features a challenging island green.

Priam Vineyards

11 Shailor Hill Rd.

International award-winning winery on a 40 acre estate with 24 acres of vineyard, producing 13 wines. A completely solar powered winery and sustainable vineyard nestled in the Salmon River Watershed.

Hop Culture Farms & Brew Co.

144 Cato Corner Rd.

A family-friendly brewery featuring community tables, outdoor seating, and a diverse selection of cold beers on tap, Hop Culture Farms is a welcoming place for all to enjoy some of the best craft ingredients Connecticut has to offer.

Inishmor Pub

20 Main St.

A family-owned and operated Irish pub located in historic downtown Colchester, Connecticut. Named “The Best Irish Pub in Connecticut” by Buzzfeed.

Scottie’s Frozen Custard

327 New London Rd.

Fresh daily custard throughout the day by our specialized frozen custard machine with great food and drinks. Come check it out!