Off the Beaten Path

Trace Connecticut's railroad heritage on the Air Line Trail

Trace Connecticut's railroad heritage on the Air Line Trail

Travel by bicycle through 20 miles of wilderness and 100 years of railroad history on the Air Line State Park Trail between East Hampton and Willimantic.

GALLERIES: Off the Beaten Path

Small crowds, scenic views make Niantic Bay Beach enticing

Niantic boasts its share of crowd-pleasing available-to-the-public beaches — McCook’s, Hole-in-the-Wall and, of course, the behemoth that is Rocky Neck State Park. Here's one you might not have heard of, though.

Stonington Point: The view is free but priceless

How can a half-acre gravel lot be such a wonderful attraction? Find out for yourself by taking a drive to Stonington Point, the small parcel at the end of Water Street in historic Stonington Borough.

Dodd Stadium in Norwich is tucked away major venue

The 6,000-seat stadium in the Norwich business park has hosted three minor league baseball teams, local high school and college games, concerts and wrestling.

The Goodwin Trail: A 14-mile hike from East Lyme to East Haddam

The Richard H. Goodwin Trail, which opened in 2016 in East Lyme, Lyme, Salem and East Haddam, offers an escape into the wilderness just a few miles down the road.

Hands-on: At this art park, you can touch the sculptures

Gilbert Boro is the owner of Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, a spot that's free and child-friendly.