2004 Summer Season

Litchfield, CT -- Contact: Janet L. Serra For Immediate Release 860-567-4506 lhcvbnwct@aol.com Amusement parks to vineyards, country inns to concerts. All the ingredients for a perfect getaway in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut can be found in the latest edition of UNWIND, a full-color, 40-page free booklet. This useful guide for all seasons, produced by the Litchfield Hills Visitors Bureau, details the many options that make this beautiful and unspoiled corner of Connecticut so appealing. Art galleries, book shops, cooking classes, farm markets, gardens, performing arts, shops, spas and outdoor recreation are among 20 categories organized alphabetically to guide visitors. Two of America's oldest and best summer music festivals are among the entertainment options. Outdoor lovers will find suggestions for hiking, biking, canoeing, rafting, tubing and horseback riding. Some of the more unusual outings include hot air ballooning in Litchfield, bi-plane flights in Sherman, and some of the most exciting sports-car racing in the Northeast at Lime Rock Park. A comprehensive lodgings section gives over 70 choices for every taste and budget, from comfortable country inns, posh resorts and world class hotels to dozens of charming bed and breakfasts. More than 40 restaurants, trendy to traditional, include many four-star choices. Planning a trip is made simple with driving directions from major cities and a calendar of seasonal events. Free copies of UNWIND are available from the Northwest Connecticut Convention & Visitors Bureau, PO Box 968, Litchfield, CT 06759, call (860) 567-4506 or fax (860) 567-5214. UNWIND is also found "online" at the Bureau's web site, Litchfield Hills CT web site! or for a look at the new region visit Northwest CT web site!