2006 Summer Season

Litchfield, CT -- Contact: Janet L. Serra For Immediate Release 860-567-4506 lhcvbnwct@aol.com Are you looking for a perfect getaway? A country inn? A cooking class? A great antiques shop or scenic hiking trail? A hot air balloon ride or maybe a perfect spot for a country wedding? All the ingredients for a perfect getaway can be found in the new edition of UNWIND, a full-color, 112-page free booklet detailing the many pleasures of Northwest Connecticut, the scenic region encompassing the Litchfield Hills, the Housatonic Valley and the Waterbury region. Almost three times larger than past editions, the newly expanded full-color guide covers this beautiful corner of the state in over 20 categories from antiques to vineyards. Art galleries, book shops, crafts, factory outlets, gardens, performing arts, shops, spas and 13 kinds of outdoor recreation including hiking, biking, canoeing, rafting, tubing and horseback riding are some of the tempting possibilities offered. Among the performing arts options are three outstanding summer music festivals and museum collections ranging from fine art to clocks and carousels, vintage trains and antique trucks. Families will find listings of amusement parks, nature centers, state parks, farms, and galleries where you can see demonstrations of glass blowing and the making of dulcimers and folk harps, as well as an American Indian Museum with a replicated Algonkian village to visit. The comprehensive lodgings section gives a host of choices for every taste and budget, from comfortable country inns, posh resorts and world-class hotels to campgrounds and dozens of charming bed and breakfasts. Over 50 restaurants, trendy to traditional, include four-star New American and global fusion cuisine as well as Thai, German, Swiss, Italian and other international fare. Planning a trip is made simple with a State of Connecticut foldout map, driving directions from major cities and a comprehensive calendar of seasonal events. For a free copy of UNWIND, published by the Northwest Connecticut Convention & Visitors Bureau, contact the Bureau at P.O. Box 968, Litchfield CT 06759-0968, 800-663-1273, or "visit Northwest Connectiucut website!"