The Quiet Corner: Places to Explore


  • Pomfret

    Pomfret, one of the grandest towns in the region, was once known as the inland Newport because it attracted the wealthy, who summered here in large "cottages." Today it is a quiet stopping-off point along... Read more

  • Putnam

    Ambitious antiques dealers have reinvented Putnam, a mill town 30 miles west of Providence, Rhode Island, that was neglected after the Depression. Putnam's downtown, with more than 400 antiques dealers... Read more

  • Storrs

    The majority of Storrs's hillside and farmland is occupied by the 4,400 acres and some 18,000 students of the main campus of the University of Connecticut (UConn). Many cultural programs, sporting events... Read more

  • Woodstock

    The landscape of this enchanting town is splendid in every season—the rolling hills seem to stretch for miles. Scenic roads lead past antiques shops, a country inn in the grand tradition, orchards, grassy... Read more