If you want nice scenery, Id recommend that you go up to Hartford, then head west to Simsbury and go to Talcott Mt. State Park. Go climb the mountain (not much of one, though, its only about a 20-30 minute hike to the top, and thats it you take your time) and then go up Hublein tower at the top. Great views of the Connecticut River Valley. And if conditions are right, the a/c on approach to BDL
go quite close to the tower.
Speaking of BDL
, go to the New England Air Museum
. Lots of nice a/c on display. Im not sure if the b-29 is display ready or not yet, but you might be able to catch a glimpse of it even if its not.
If you want any more ideas, just ask and Ill post some more for you.