My cousin is getting married on October 15th in Norwalk, CT. My sister and I are both flying into Hartford CT. She is coming from DEN and I from MSP, but we both get in around the same time. The plan is to rent a car and make our way down to Norwalk.
However, my sister has never been to New England and would like to see some fall foliage and cute towns. We are arriving on Thursday, the 13th and leaving on Monday the 17th. We are spending Friday and Saturday night in Norwalk, but have not yet booked anything for our first and last night (Thursday and Sunday).
So my question is this: we are thinking of spending the first night (and possibly the last night) on the road - maybe leave from the airport and do a short road trip and possibly spend the night on the road, then drive to Norwalk midday on Friday to check into our hotel there.
Can anyone suggest some places that would be interested to see/stay that are within an hour or two of Hartford? Preferably east, west or south of Hartford - I'm not sure that we will have enough time to head north. Thanks for any suggestions!