Canaan is situated approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of Springfield and about 290 miles (467 kilometers) northeast of the national capital, Washington.
Don't limit yourself to Canaan; this region has an abundance scenic and cultural attractions just waiting to be explored. Pay a visit to the Ski Butternut and Catamount Ski Resort in Great Barrington, approximately 16 miles (26 kilometers) to the south of Canaan.
Organize some transport and head out to Waterbury, a shopping and transport center for the region, located some 30 miles (48 kilometers) away from Canaan. The place offers a range of attractions, for example Holy Land USA, Waterbury City Hall and Mount Southington Ski Area. Apothecary Building, Ben Franklin Statue and Quassy Amusement Park are also good places to spend some time.
For a low-cost outdoors activity that will interest the entire family, be sure to head to the region's popular lighthouses.
This spot has a number of great places to enjoy boating, so ensure you leave time to fit that in. Sailing is another popular watersport here. Plan a trip during winter and enjoy some of the local wintersports like skiing and snowboarding. Both of these are popular in the Connecticut.
The nearest major airport, Bradley International Airport, is situated in Hartford, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the east of Canaan, so take that into account when planning your holiday.