Cynthia - Click to enlarge Edition #58, 11 January 2010

Hello, my name is Cynthia, a mermaid from the cool waters of New England. Thank you for visiting my collection of articles on New England travel. I hope everyone is keeping warm this winter!

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Sharon, Connecticut

Sharon is a town in northwestern Connecticut. It was incorporated in October of 1739, and is part of Litchfield County. The town is named after the Plain of Sharon, the northern half of the coastal plain of Israel. The Appalachian Trail passes just a few miles east of Sharon. To the west is the New York state border. Here is a map of Sharon.

Audubon Sharon has been bringing people closer to nature for over 40 years. Their website lists upcoming events, and allows one to sign up for their newsletter. Audubon Sharon consists of the Sharon Audubon Center, and the Emily Winthrop Miles Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Gay-Hoyt House Museum, built in 1775, is maintained by the Sharon Historical Society. It is located at 18 Main Street, and is open weekdays 10am to 4pm or by appointment. Admission is free. Autumn, Sharon CT

The TriArts Sharon Playhouse opens their 2010 season on June 24th with a production of The Wedding Singer. The Playhouse is a not-for-profit summer theatre, located at the foot of the Berkshires in Litchfield County.

Only a handfull of towns still maintain a town Green, and Sharon is one of them. Surrounded by historic homes, the Green is a place to gather and enjoy what nature has to offer. The Green is the place to be for annual events such as the Annual Sharon Classic Road Race, the Annual August Craft Sale, and the Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing.

The 1935 Connecticut Guide contains an article on Sharon that provides more details of the history and geography of the area.

Pay a visit to the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce web site for further details on the town of Sharon, complete with beautiful photos by photographer Mark LaMonica.

Local restaurants include: When Pigs Fly Southern BBQ at 29 West Main Street, Country Corner at 20 Gay Street, and Pappardelle (Northern Italian specialties) at 13 West Main Street.

If you love winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, make the short 9 mile drive to Mohawk Mt Ski Area in West Cornwall at 46 Great Hollow Road. At the time of this writing, 22 trails are open with a snow base of 45 inches. As they say: Every day is snow day!

When in Sharon, tune into the local National Public Radio station WHDD at 91.9 FM. If you're not in the area, remember that you can also listen online!

For the golfers out there, be sure to visit Sharon Country Club at 2 Golf Road. This is a 9-hole course with a par of 36, perfect as part of a relaxing afternoon.

Learn more about Sharon, Connecticut at If you see me out in the water, be sure to wave!

Reader's Photo

Nantucket, by Borealis  


The photograph on the right of Nantucket, Massachusetts was taken by Borealis in 2006 during Fourth of July weekend.

Can you find all of the US flags in the photo?

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Thank you, Borealis, for the great photo!

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Photo Credits:
Cynthia at Sunrise: DSI Photo
Autumn in Sharon: Webshots/rlcaroti
Nantucket 7/2006: Borealis

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