Northeastern Connecticut, also known as the Quiet Corner, has been noted as a great place to visit by numerous travel writers in publications such as Yankee Magazine, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Connecticut Magazine, Worcester Living and more. Many local businesses, restaurants and organizations have repeatedly won awards for excellence in tourism, hospitality and dining.
The Towns of Brooklyn, Eastford, Pomfret, Thompson and Woodstock were all founded in the 18th century and settled even earlier.Period architecture, rambling stone walls, and town greens still dominate the scenery and mark the area’s long history.These are places where working farms still thrive and family businesses are favored over big box stores.Here you can find boutique shops and galleries filled with unique treasures, locally owned restaurants ranging from quaint and casual to elegant fine dining, country inns and B&B’s, plus hiking trails, nature preserves and quiet country roads to explore by bike or car. And popular annual events draw thousands to northeastern Connecticut throughout the year.
While Brooklyn, Eastford, Pomfret, Thompson and Woodstock offer village settings, Putnam and Killingly’s borough of Danielson are former mill towns that feature historic brick and stone mill buildings, multi-use riverfront recreation areas and classic, small-town Main Streets with an interesting mix of retail, services and dining. Both have convenient free public parking and a welcoming, walkable scale.
Many visitors come to the Quiet Corner from metro New York and Boston for a tranquil escape, a destination wedding, or to look for a new home in the country. Others visit from Europe and beyond to see New England’s famous fall foliage, or from neighboring states and towns to visit family and friends. And some travel from as far as Korea, Japan, Turkey, Africa and South America to visit students attending one of the seven private & independent schools we are so proud to have in our communities.
We hope this new tourism website will offer a fresh look at our Quiet Corner towns. We hope it is useful, inspiring and fun. Please visit our Local Business section for additional links and listings. Also visit www.mystic.org for entertainment throughout the region.
View the PDF Version of the Guide or take a Photo Tour of Northeastern Connecticut.