Connecticut can't catch a break these days. High taxes, businesses leaving, historically low disapproval ratings for our Governor, and a just-released list has us near the bottom of "most beautiful states" as well.

The website Thrillist has the Nutmeg State ranked 45th out of 50 states for beauty. They claim we're a "mostly flat" state of "nondescript suburbs." Only Louisiana, Iowa, Illionois, Indiana and Kansas ranked lower.

What do you think? Obviously, the writers of this article have never seen the New Milford Green in the Fall...

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Or a Candlewood Lake sunset...

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Or our scenic coastline...

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Or the wonderful new Yard Goats stadium in Hartford...

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What do you think? Sure, it's hard to compete with the mountains of Colorado, the canyons of Utah or the glaciers of Alaska, but can we hang with the "prettier" states? Check out the whole list here.