Journey through Connecticut using this unconventional guidebook containing 82 odd locations to visit on your next outing. Travel to the far-reaching corners of the state to discover Branford's Thimble Islands and the Beckley Furnace in East Canaan. Learn about larger-than-life characters, like the legendary strongman Elmer Bitgood and the dead-and-ghostly religious zealot Jemima Wilkinson. Read spine-tingling accounts of a Norwich area medium and the spectres of Woodbury. In addition to the extraordinary stories, discover titbits sprinkled throughout that will give you "While You're There" ideas to add to your trip and a section highlighting destinations along the way, like restaurants, breweries, and inns. There are 45 colourful images to enhance your tour. Connecticut has plenty of strange and unusual history and folklore that will have you wandering slightly off the beaten path. Carry a big stick!
From Norwich, Connecticut, Zachary Lamothe is fascinated with history and folklore. After graduating from Boston University, Zack wrote for publications about regional folklore, history, and travel. This book is the sequel to Connecticut Lore: Strange, Off-Kilter, & full of Surprises.