My wife and I used to live in Connecticut a few years back and we really enjoyed exploring all the places around us. One of our favorite day drives was the Barkhamsted reservoir in the north of the state. The reservoir has a beautiful stone tower and looks like a medieval castle from fairy tales. The lake around it adds to the beautiful scenery and during fall, the foliage is gorgeous, in all hues of red, orange and yellow. We took several friends who visited us here and they all loved the place. If you are ever in the area, it is definitely worth it.