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Gillette Castle: East Haddam

How often can you take a date to a castle? Gillette offers tours of the grounds and the castle, and the setting is lovely for a picnic lunch by the river with a castle as your backdrop for a romantic day. Hike the paths to see different viewpoints of the river and the occasional riverboat sail by. $6 admission. Information: 860-526-2336 and www.ctrivervalley.com. Courant file photo