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Danbury in November

Danbury in November

End of November. Heading into New York and wanting to explore surrounding CT. Renting a car for 4 days out of La Guardia. Railroad museum looks interesting, quilt shops would be too. Appreciate any tips.

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1. Re: Danbury in November

You’re on the right track. There’s wine in them thar hills. Hopkins and Degrazia , Litchfield, lake waramug, and Kent are a few of the scenic spots which can be shimmering in the fallen leaves display in November.

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2. Re: Danbury in November

The end of November might make for a precarious road trip. There is often snow and very icy conditions in CT at that time of the year. You could train from NYC into CT and avoid the dangers of driving. Also the leaves will be gone and frankly I think it can be rather bleak as far as scenery. Not sure you would spend enough time at the Railroad museum to warrant a possible dangerous drive. If you still want to drive then check it out. I know there is a quilt shop in Newtown, CT not far from Danbury and I think there is one in Monroe which is also not far from Danbury.

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3. Re: Danbury in November

If you are going to Danbury you might be interested in the local history museum.

https://danburymuseum.org/

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4. Re: Danbury in November

I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with Jeanne about the end of Nov having snow "often" and "very icy conditions" in Connecticut.

Over the past 20 years I can only recall accumulating snow on or before Thanksgiving twice in southwest CT. It's certainly possible, but it's rare. And in terms of ice, you can have overnight freezes, but without significant snowfall and in the absence of many days of consecutive sub freezing days, I don't believe you'll encounter dangerous ice conditions during daytime hours. And frankly, New England states, including CT, are good at keeping the roads safe even in the middle of winter.

So I wouldn't avoid your planned trip because of weather concerns.

5. Re: Danbury in November

Thanks! Makes us feel much better!

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Glad here too. Lived in Danbury some years ago with a long driveway (aunt Hack Estates). Winters were not my favorite. Snow was difficult to forecast, but yes November should still be fine. Heard things are warming up a bit up there for some reason.

The nice thing about Danbury is that's close to the city 84/684 as well as some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Many lakes, great golfing (which I don't) and a days drive to Stockbridge (Mass). A wonderful ride. Go to the Norman Rockwell museum and sleep over in the Red Lion Inn ( a rope i.s.o a fire escape). Of course that's not all. And yes, there are wineries where you can sit on a porch and taste the wine with a view. Fall is awesome. Good choice Norma.

7. Re: Danbury in November

Thanks so much for your suggestions! Looks like we will be doing some sightseeing then.

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