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The best parts of fall are simply unavailable in the city; no hills rolling with color, no apple orchards or pumpkin patches, and certainly no historic cider mills. Luckily, Connecticut has all of these and more, and it’s just a brief drive away. This short list is packed with everything from pumpkin picking to hot cider and corn mazes.
Featuring: Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Belltown Hill Orchards | Berkshire Balloons | Black Hog Brewing Company | Chester Charter, Inc. | Connecticut Dinosaur Trail | Connecticut Science Center | Dinosaur State Park | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Fort Hill Farms | Giuffrida Park | Haley Farm State Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hogans Cider Mill | Kent Falls State Park | Lyman Orchards | Mooney Time | New England Cider Company | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | RiverQuest | Rose's Berry Farm | Scott's Yankee Farmer | Silverman's Farm | Skydive Danielson | Spoke + Spy Ciderworks | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | These Guys Brewing Company | Thimble Island Brewing Company | Thomas Hooker Brewing Company | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Coventry | Town of Durham | Town of Litchfield | Town of Putnam | Town of Trumbull | Town of Woodbury | Two Roads Brewing Company | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms
Thrill-seekers find many ways to zip, slip, slide and glide.
Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Escape 101 | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Mystified Escape Rooms | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Pursue the Clues | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village
Meet the CT Ambassadors! CTvisit.com is proud to partner with some of Connecticut’s most popular bloggers for ideas, insights and inspirations from the people who are lucky enough to call Connecticut home. This article is from MommyPoppins.com.
Every summer weekend is an opportunity to create a mini family vacation, as easily as jumping in the car. Our friends at Mommy Poppins, a fantastic resource for families in Connecticut and beyond, make it even more compelling with a list of 25 events and attractions for some seriously awesome summer adventures. They’re grouped by area, so you can easily create your own itinerary.
Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Dinosaur State Park | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Jones Family Farms | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Pizza | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | Ocean Beach Park | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Southwind Farms | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Barnum Museum | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of North Branford | Town of North Haven | Town of Roxbury | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
There’s just no end to all the things kids can do in Connecticut, either just plain fun or attractions that engage their creativity and imagination. The best combine both.
Featuring: Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Dinosaur State Park | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Father's Day is Sunday, June 16th. This year, don't just give dad another tool set or a book. Plan something a little different to show him how much you care. From a relaxing jazz brunch on the river to an exciting flight simulator experience, here are few ways to spend the day that will be fun for the whole family.
Featuring: EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | New England Air Museum | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
It seems as though the youngest members of the crew are most eager for entertainment as the weather warms up. In Connecticut, exciting, educational and awe-inspiring attractions that will keep them engaged are always just a short drive away.
Featuring: Connecticut Children's Museum | Connecticut Science Center | Mystic Aquarium | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Discovery Museum & Planetarium | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
There is evidence that dinosaurs once roamed Connecticut, and in their footprints we’ve discovered that some even date back 200 million years! Connecticut even has a “state dinosaur,” the dilophosaurus, after fossilized tracks that were found in Rocky Hill. Start your own exploration along the CT Dinosaur Trail, and you may be surprised where you find dinosaurs today in Connecticut!
Featuring: Dinosaur State Park | Lake Compounce Theme Park | The Children's Museum | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Overview: Summer is almost officially here in Connecticut, and from the shoreline to the hills, you’ll find so many ways to travel less and experience more this June. For starters, check out our list of popular beaches on Long Island Sound. Then, scroll down for Father’s Day ideas and more!
Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bull & Swine | Calf Pasture & Shady Beach | Chester's Barbecue | Chief | Clinton Town Beach | Compo Beach | Cross Sound Ferry | Custom House Maritime Museum | Downeast Lighthouse Cruises | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Esker Point Beach | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harvey's Beach | Hoo Doo Brown Barbeque | Island Beach | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | Lighthouse Point Park | Little Mark's Big BBQ | Moodus BBQ | Morse Beach | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic River Historical Society | New England Air Museum | New Haven Green | New London Historic Waterfront District | Niantic Bay Beach | Ocean Beach Park | Old Mill Beach | Project Oceanology | R/V "Spirit of the Sound" | Rocky Neck State Park | Saybrook Point Inn Marina & Spa | Sheffield Island Lighthouse Ferry Cruise | Sherwood Island State Park | Silver Sands State Park | The Cookhouse | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Stand | Town of Fairfield | Town of Stonington | Town of Stratford | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Walrus + Carpenter | West Beach | When Pigs Fly Southern BBQ | White Sands Beach | Winvian Farm | duBois Beach
Overview: Summer is the perfect time of year to enjoy great dining with a side of fresh air. From oceanfront to riverside, cozy hideaways to crowd pleasers, we’ve got the inside track on the most interesting places for outside dining in Connecticut.
Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Bricco Trattoria | Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | Cafemantic | Copper Creek Mini Golf at Nature's Art Village | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Fields of Fire Adventure Park | Fox Hopyard Golf Club | Gillette Ridge Golf Club | Good News Restaurant & Bar | Great River Golf Club | Harry's Place | Keney Park Golf Course | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lake of Isles Golf Course | Longshore Park | Matterhorn Mini Golf | Mohegan Sun Golf Club | Nomads Adventure Quest | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | R&B Sports World | River - A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | S&P Oyster Co. | Saybrook Point Miniature Golf | SportsCenter of Connecticut | The Blue Oar | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Only Game in Town | The Place | Vito's By the Water | Wintonbury Hills Golf Course
Overview: August in Connecticut is the perfect time for fresh New England lobster. So we asked our friends at CTEatsOut to share their favorite places for lobster rolls, whole lobsters, lobster bisque … plus clams, oysters and more!