CT: New London County-Colchester Tour

Fun Fact: The town of Colchester delayed Thanksgiving in 1705 as they didn’t have enough molasses! Known as the Great Molasses shortage of Colchester, the write up in the link at bottom shares the background about the postponement due to the impact on baked beans, brown bread and pumpkin pie!

Founded in 1698 and knowing about the Great Molasses shortage made it that much more fun to post about the places I would recommend visiting while in Colchester. Where I already have a blog on the specifics I have it included below otherwise it may be forthcoming.

Comstock Bridge

Great place for photo ops and feeling a part of the history in the area. Also has parking for Salmon River trail. Blog pending.

Salmon River

Great place for biking along side the river, hiking, walking, wading, fishing, picnicking! Blog pending!

Airline Trail

Great place for walking, biking, photography. Even a waterfall slide (as I call it). Refer to blog below.


Cato Corner Farm

Great place for fresh farmstead cheeses and other pairings as well as seeing the farm animals. Refer to blog below.


Savitsky Farm

Great place for fresh farm eggs and produce coupled with holiday ornament shopping Conveniently across the street from Cato Corner. Blog pending.

Sunshine Cycle Bicycle Shop

If you forgot something for your bicycle or it unexpectedly needs to be serviced while on the airline trail (like me!) this was a great stop! They are also the ones who recommended Red Rose Desserts for lunch!

Red Rose Desserts and More

Great stop for lunch and more! Refer to related blog below.


Feel free to follow my blog for additional outdoor opportunities to be present during these unique times!

How the Great Colchester Molasses Shortage Nearly Ruined Thanksgiving

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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