April 4, 2012: The Western Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau tells us: "Daffodils in Litchfield Connecticut's Laurel Ridge off of Rte. 254 (Wigwam Road) are in bloom. They are magnificent. Over 50% are now in bloom and should be resplendent for the next week."
Note to our readers: This website does not provide "the latest" status information. Call the Western Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau for up-to-the-minute information about visiting the daffodils at Laurel Ridge: (860) 567-4506. They love to hear from you and will provide instructions on how to get to the daffodils. You may also wish to click on the link for a map (in the Details section below).
A press release from the Western Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau says this about the Litchfield daffodils: Spring is a blooming bonanza in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. First come the daffodils hundreds of thousands of them blooming wild over ten acres of woodland and field at Laurel Ridge Foundation in Northfield throughout April.
A walk among the daffodils at Laurel Ridge Foundation is a rare early spring outing in an unspoiled oasis. The wild natural landscape of gently sloping woodland, fields and aged stonewalls overlooks a small lake dotted with two tiny islands. The park land and one of the islands is completely carpeted with gold and white blossoms, a glorious sight that is nirvana for photographers.
The Northwest CT Convention & Visitors Bureau has information and directions for the daffodil fields at Laurel Ridge Foundation in Northfield (near Litchfield). Here is what the 2010 events listing says: 04/01/2010 to 05/01/2010 Walk Among the Daffodils - Wigwam Rd., Off Rte. 254, Northfield, CT 06759. Visitors come from all over to see The Laurel Ridge Foundation display and variety of daffodils among the woods and fields. Free.
Important note: The daffodils are on private land which is open during daffodil season for people to enjoy. Visitors are welcome to walk on the paths and take photographs. Please do not bring picnics or pets, since they are not permitted on the grounds of Laurel Ridge.
Here is the map showing how to get to the daffodils field (the map is on the Laurel Ridge Foundation website).
Last Updated: April 4, 2012