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Did you know that Connecticut’s 2nd worst air disaster took place over Cheshire on January 18, 1946?
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#1 Thing to do: Barker Character Comic & Cartoon Museum
#2 Thing to do: Cheshire Historical Society
#3 Thing to do: Barker Animation Art Galleries
Fun Fact: Cheshire is also known as “The Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut.”
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Cheshire is a small charming town in the state of Connecticut with a population of 28.543 residents at the 2000 census. Cheshire was found in 1694 by the Europeans and ever since, it has remained a small but prosperous agrarian society until the 1950s. Cheshire is a great holiday destination for those people who are searching peace and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Cheshire has a wide variety of accommodation, many venues where tourists can spend their free time, as well as many parks where people can relax and take a breath of fresh air.
Top Attractions Within Cheshire
Farmington Canal was a private canal built in the early 19th century to provide transportation from New Haven into the interior of Connecticut. The place quickly became a railroad in the mid 19th century and in recent years has been converted to a multi-use trail after being abandoned for years. People can still see today the remnant of days gone by, such as old locomotives and the old trail. It is a great place to visit, adults and children alike.
The Quinnipiac Trail is a 24 mile hiking trail near Cheshire, in Connecticut. Within the park, the tourists can see the Sleeping Giant State Lookout Tower. You can even climb up and enjoy the wonderful scenery. You can also take long walks or hikes on the paths. Be sure to wear the appropriate footwear, as the paths are pretty difficult. Take advantage of the wonderful landscape and make a stop at Quinnipiac Trail.
Barker Museum houses one of the largest collection of character toys and artefacts in the country, spanning over fifteen decades of American history. No matter how old or young you are, you will still recognize something from your life, whether it is a cap pistol, a lunch-box, a Star Wars action figure or a Donald Duck puzzle. You and your children can also enjoy a larger than life Hulk and Simpson Family. You will surely enjoy this place just as much as your children.
United States, Connecticut, United States
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