A small town in the Northwestern corner had a great deal to offer.
There was a beautiful waterfall as you cross the bridge to the town. On either side of the waterfall there is a park that lines the river with engaging sculptures which are worthy of photo ops.
As I drove by the park I saw a twinkle of sunlight behind the sculpture of 4 children. I pulled over and put on my hazard lights so I could capture the sun through the heart of the sculpture. This was today’s gift.
The town itself was adorable and very old fashioned. The restaurants were well reviewed. I personally tried Elizabeth’s in the past and it was delicious and fresh.
Another restaurant with a great review is 85 Main which I have not yet tried.
Downstream of the falls is the ability to kayak down the Quinebaug river water trail. Very excited about trying that next Spring when the water level rises.
In the Fall, when I went, the water was very low so instead I had opportunity to take photos of the changing colors right from the center of what is otherwise the river.
I understand in the spring they have river fire events I can’t wait to see!
TIP: Fall is a great time of year to visit Putnam as the colors start to change here first in the state.
As I walked back to my car ready to leave I saw movement in the bushes lining the river. Then waddling out as if to say goodbye, was a duck! I know everyone may see many a duck over time but it was only the duck and me so I quietly waddled over (yes I waddled it was more fun).
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