ELLINGTON, CT — This week’s Hidden Gem is a big pink chair sitting on the lawn of a business in north central Connecticut.
Ok … If it’s so big, it can’t be hidden, one might surmise. Well, don’t blink while driving on Route 83 or you might miss it. But once you do that double-take and realize what it is, a stop or at least a slowdown usually follows for a photo op at the chair.
The chair sits at 216 West Road in Ellington, the local address for that section of state Route 83. It sits just off the roadway at Kloter Farms, a business known for crafted sheds, garages and backyard buildings as well as outdoor furniture.
During the warmer months, families gather at the big pink chair for fun photos.
The Hidden Gems series features out-of-the-way mom and pop restaurants, small specialty stores you may have never heard of, little-known historical markers or beautiful nature spots that may be a bit off the beaten path, all located within Connecticut. Have an idea for one? Email Chris.email@example.com and share it.
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