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With historic graveyards and real-life haunted mansions, Connecticut has Halloween spirit to spare. But if you have a child spooked by things that go bump in the night, October could be a reason to hide under the bed! Have no fear, from slimy surprises to pumpkin patches, read on to discover the best events across the state that offer more treats than tricks.
Featuring: Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Ray of Light Farm | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of East Hampton | Town of Kent | Town of West Hartford
Pack a picnic lunch or dinner and head out to these inviting spots all over Connecticut. Some have picnic tables, some have grills, but all offer an opportunity for a unique and memorable outdoor dining experience.
Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Argia Mystic Cruises | Arrigoni Winery | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | DiGrazia Vineyard & Winery | Dinosaur State Park | Gillette Castle State Park | Gouveia Vineyards | Hopkins Vineyard | Kent Falls State Park | Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts | Lighthouse Point Park | Lost Acres Vineyard | Meigs Point Nature Center | Music Mountain | Norfolk Chamber Music Festival | Old Lighthouse Museum | Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center | Stonington Vineyards | Weir Farm National Historic Site
Snowy New England winters are legendary. If you want to make the most of outdoor fun this winter, you don’t have to travel any farther north than Connecticut, where you can try anything from tubing down snow-covered slopes to climbing a wall of ice —without spending hours in the car. Here are a few great ways to get out there and play in the snow.
Featuring: Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Gay City State Park | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Ski Sundown | Weir Farm National Historic Site | White Memorial Foundation | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center
The Easter Bunny is visiting Connecticut this spring! Be on the lookout for the Easter Bunny at many Easter-themed and bunny-inspired events throughout the state. Enjoy fun and glorious springtime activities to celebrate the arrival of the new season. Plan a delightful outing and step out with your young ones, your special someone or your friends. It’s time to get hopping! Be sure to check each location's website for times.
Featuring: City of Bristol | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Danbury Railway Museum | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | EverWonder Children's Museum | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Enfield | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Southbury | Town of Vernon | Town of Windsor
Overview: Ghosts and zombies, witches and spirits—we’ve got lots of ways to get your scare on in Connecticut this October, plus a few not-so-scary ideas for the little ones.
Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | Bruce Museum | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Captain Grant's, 1754 | Cedar Hill Cemetery | City of New London | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Litchfield Inn | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Milford Historical Society | Mystic Seaport Museum | Nathan Hale Homestead (1776) | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | Ray of Light Farm | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Sheffield Island Lighthouse Ferry Cruise | Shubert Theatre | Sleeping Giant State Park | Tarrywile Park & Mansion | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
Overview: Easter arrives April 21, but Connecticut has lots of places to find the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs before the big day!
Featuring: 23.Sportcafe | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Chelsea Piers Connecticut | City Steam Brewery Cafe | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of New Haven | Connecticut Tigers | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Danbury Railway Museum | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | East Side Restaurant | EverWonder Children's Museum | First and Last Tavern (Hartford) | Flight Fit N Fun | Hank's Dairy Bar | Hartford Yard Goats | Hill-Stead Museum | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Junior's | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Manor House Inn | Mortensen Dairy Ice Cream Shops | New Britain Bees | Olympia Diner | R&B Sports World | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Sonny's Place | SportsCenter of Connecticut | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Last Green Valley | The Only Game in Town | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | These Guys Brewing Company | Town of Enfield | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Southbury | Town of Tolland | Town of Vernon | Town of Windsor | Vaughan's Public House | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Mansion
Overview: Monday, May 27th is Memorial Day in Connecticut. Honor this American day of remembrance with a trip to one of Connecticut’s many historic museums. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, our military families visit for free.
Featuring: American Clock & Watch Museum | Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph | Avery-Copp House | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Barnes Museum (c.1836) | Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden | Bruce Museum | Butler-McCook House & Garden | Canton Historical Museum | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Danbury Museum & Historical Society | Denison Homestead Museum - Pequotsepos Manor (1717) | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Ebenezer Avery House | EverWonder Children's Museum | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Greenwich Historical Society | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hempsted Houses | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hyland House Museum (1713) | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Indian & Colonial Research Center | Institute for American Indian Studies | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Leffingwell House Museum | Lutz Children's Museum | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Mattatuck Museum | Nathan Hale Homestead (1776) | New Britain Museum of American Art | New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park | New England Civil War Museum | New Haven Museum | Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine | Phelps-Hatheway House (1761) | Prudence Crandall Museum | Roseland Cottage Museum | Simsbury Historical Society | Slater Memorial Museum | Stanley-Whitman House | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Tolland Historical Society | Vintage Hi Fi Museum | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History | Yale University Art Gallery
Overview: Ghosts, witches, graveyards … Take a look at Halloween happenings all around Connecticut—if you dare!
Featuring: Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | City of Bristol | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Flamig Farm | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mystic Seaport Museum | Olde Mistick Village | Ray of Light Farm | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Sheffield Island Lighthouse Ferry Cruise | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of East Hampton | Town of Kent | Town of Mystic | Town of Wallingford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wethersfield
Online article from Coast2CoastwithKids highlighting things to do and see in and around the Mystic, Connecticut, area.
Published Date: 2018-05-15
Featuring: B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House | Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut | City of Groton | City of New London | Coogan Farm Nature & Heritage Center | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream | Mystic Seaport Museum | Ocean Beach Park | Old Lighthouse Museum | Red 36 | S&P Oyster Co. | Town of Mystic | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Stonington | duBois Beach