This suburban town is 30 minutes south to the shoreline or 30 minutes north to Hartford. Colchester spans almost 50 miles in area with several state parks and farmlands to enjoy. Salmon River State Forest offers hiking, hunting, fishing and picnicking. Colchester is also home to one of Connecticut’s 3 remaining covered bridges, Comstock Bridge. The bridge connects East Hampton to Colchester and crosses over the Salmon River. After a day of exploring, relax at Priam Vineyards and enjoy wine tasting, picnics and summer concerts.