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Things to do in CT, activities for kids and families, outdoor activities, museums, farms, beaches, trains, concerts, historic sites, aquariums, hikes with kids, swimming, skating, parades, holiday activities, and more!
Things to do in CT, activities for kids and families, outdoor activities, museums, farms, beaches, trains, concerts, historic sites, aquariums, hikes with kids, swimming, skating, parades, holiday activities, and more!

Things to do in Connecticut – Things to do with Kids

Things to do in CT, activities for kids and families, outdoor activities, museums, farms, beaches, trains, concerts, historic sites, aquariums, hikes with kids, swimming, skating, parades, holiday activities, and more!
Things to do in CT, activities for kids and families, outdoor activities, museums, farms, beaches, trains, concerts, historic sites, aquariums, hikes with kids, swimming, skating, parades, holiday activities, and more!

1. Mystic Seaport, Aquarium & Historic Town of Mystic.

Mysitic Aquarium, Things to do with Kids

Mystic offers so much for kids and adults. The quaint historic town is lined with shops and ice cream right on the Mystic river.  Take a trip through Noank the Stonington Borough and Groton Long point where you can catch a ride an a sail boat, go to the beach, or what boaters while having a Lobster Roll at Abbots Restaurant! Mystic Seaport  offers Historic vessels to tour, visit the Children’s Museum, playscapes and the Discovery Barn.

Stonington CT, Things to do in Connecticut, ct shoreline, top realor ct
Shoreline in Stonington CT

 

The borough of Stonington has quaint shops and restaurants right on the water. Traveling through the village you will enjoy the historic homes and lighthouse.  Mystic has wonderful shops, food, and ice cream for the kids. Wander through the streets of Noank and watch all the sail boats go by. Groton Long point has been a family vacation spot for years with deep sense of community.  Just over the line in Rhode Island is Watch Hill with shop, a carousel and one of the most beautiful beaches I have every been to.

Cobb House, Historic Homes in Stonington Borough, visit CT, Historic homes CT
Cobb House, Historic Homes in Stonington Borough

 CT Groton Long Point Bay at night, visit CT, Things to do with kids, Things to do in CT, sailing

 2. Sailing

CT Groton Long Point Bay at night

Sailing the Connecticut Shore, Mystic, Groton Long Point, Roank
Sailing the Connecticut Shore, Mystic, Groton Long Point, Roank

 

 

      3. Beaches 

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Groton Long Point

Hammonasset State Park offers 3 miles of beach, campsites and a nature center.

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Connecticut Beaches

Ocean Beach Park – New London

  

4. Essex Steam Train and Riverboat Ride

Essex Train
Essex Train
Dinosaur Park
Dinosaur Park

 

5. Amusement Parks

Lake Compounce

Quassy Amusement Park & Sailing Camp

Ocean Beach

Six Flags, MA

 

6. Lakes

Kayaking Framington River, things to do in Canton CT, Collinsville Canoes, Boarding
Photo courtesy of Tom Rasmussen who is having a great time kayaking on the Farmington River!

Lake Quassapaug – Middlebury, CT

Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury, CT
Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury, CT

Nepaug Reservoir

Barkhamsted Reservoir, Things to do, Farmington Valley, Outdoor Activities, Hike, Bike, Swim
Barkhamsted Reservoir, Barkhamsted, CT

Silver Lake

Lake Terramuggus

Farmington River Reservoir

Lake Zoar

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Winding Trails Recreation Center, Farmington, CT

Winding Trails – Farmington

West Hartford Reservoirs

 

Running Wes Hartford Reservoir, things to do West Hartford CT, Visit CT, west hartford realtor
Running West Hartford Reservoir, West Hartford, CT

Lake Compounce

 

West Hill Pond

Connecticut Hiking Trails West Harford Resevior
Hiking Trails in West Hartford Reservoir

 

West Hartford Resevior. Metropolitan District Commission, MDC, Real estate West Hartford
Enjoy hiking, walking, and cycling around several reservoirs in West Hartford, CT

 

Lake Waramaug

West Hill Lake, New Hartford, CT, Visit CT, Things to do with kids, Kayaking CT, Realtor New Hartford
West Hill Lake, New Hartford, Ct This lake is crystal clear and great for kayaking and swimming!

Bantum Lake  

Barkhamsted ReservoirBarkhamsted Reservoir, Things to do, Farmington Valley, Outdoor Activities, Hike, Bike, SwimBarkhamsted Reservoir

 

Lake Mcdonough – Swimming 

 

 

8. Antique Trail

Antiques Farmington Valley

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Collinsville Antiques Center – Multiple Dealers

Woodbury Antiques Trail

 

Pigeoan Hill Inn, Historic Homes Connecticut, Antique Homes, Realtor CT

9. Wine Trail

Rosedale Farm Stand and Winery - Simsbury CT, Things to do in CT, realtor Simsbury,CT
Rosedale Farm Stand and Winery – Simsbury CT
Lost Acres Vinyard, Granby, CT Wine Trails of Connecticut, things to do in CT
Lost Acres Vineyard, Granby, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Acres Vineyard – Granby

  

 

10. Farms

Cherry Brook Farm, Canton CT, Farms Connecticut, things to do in CT, Realtor Canton CT
Cherry Brook Farm, Canton, CT

Lael Farm Granby-CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flamig Farm, West Simsbury, Connecticut, eggs, horses, compost, things to do with kids, haunted hay ride, sunflowers
Flamig Farm, West Simsbury, Connecticut

Southwind Farms

Westmoor Park

Things to do CT Farms - Petting Zoo, Flamig Farm, Westmoor Park, Petting Zoos CT
Things to do CT Farms – Petting Zoo

Flamig Farm – Simsbury

Tulmeadow Farm

Halls Farm

Pickin’ Patch – Hay

 

Pickin' Patch, Avon CT Hay Rides, Halloween, Fall, realtor avon ct
Hay Rides at The Pickin’ Patch Avon CT

 

 

 

 

 

Pickin' Patch, Avon, CT - Hayride
Pickin’ Patch, Avon, CT – Hayride to pick out your pumpkins! Enjoy some cider and apple pie when done! Such a memorable thing to do each year with your kids. Mine still comes with me at age 25! Our dog, Roxy, was not so sure was digging the horses and kids but she found a great pumpkin too!

 

Tulmeadow Farm, West Simsbury, CT
Tulmeadow Farm, West Simsbury, CT Amazing ice cream and store. A summer gathering place.
Holcomb Farm Granby CT
Holcomb Farm, Granby CT – Education, Agriculture, Arts and Recreation

 

Animals, Westmoor Park, West Hartford CT
Petting Zoo, Westmoor Park, West Hartford CT

  

Lyman Orchards – sunflower and corn mazes, apple picking, bike ride around Shuttle Meadow Reservoir.

Meadow View Farm- corn maze  and flowers everywhere!

 

12. Horseback Riding & Polo

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10 best things to do in Granby CT! Horseback riding, wine tasting, cycling, hiking, and more!

Horseback riding in CT, vineyards CT, Farminton Valley RealtorFarmington Polo Club

 

13. Pools – Swimming

Cornerstone Aquatic Center – West Hartford

Cornerstone Aquatics Center, West Hartford, CT, Things to do with kids west hartford, swimming pools, reattor west hartord
Cornerstone Pool – West Hartford, CT

 

 

14. MuseumsConne ticut Science Center, things to do CT

Hillstead Museum

New England Carousel Museum

Peabody Museum

Wadsworth Atheneum

Railroad Museum of New England

Aldrich Contemporary Museum of Art 

Connecticut Trolley Museum

Artspace

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

 

Canton Historical Musum

Hillstead Museum, Farmington, CT
Hillstead Museum

 

Bruce Museum of Arts and Science

Canton Historical Museum

Connecticut Air and Space Center

Children’s museum Southeastern CT

Children’s museum in West Hartford

Children's Science Museum, West Hartford CT, realtor west hartford, things to do with kids, real estate
Children’s Science Museum, West Hartford, CT

Connecticut Children’s Museum – New Haven

Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary

Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum

Connecticut State Museum of Natural History

Connecticut Trolley Museum

Contemporary Art Galleries at UConn

Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum

Discovery Museum and Planetarium – Bridgeport

Kidcity Children’s Museum – Middletown

Lutz Children’s Museum – Manchester

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

Montville Dinosaur Park

New Britain Youth Museums

New England Air Museum

New England Carousel Museum – Bristol

Noah Webster House – West Hartford

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Noah Webster House, West Hartford

Northwest Park Nature Center – Windsor

Old New-Gate Prison 

Old Newgate Prison, East Granby, CT, visit ct, things to do ct, historic sites ct, ct real estate
Old Newgate Prison, East Granby, CY

Benton Museum of Art

Peabody Museum of Natural History – New Haven

Phelps Tavern Museum – Simsbury

Stanley-Whitman House

The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village

Unionville Museum

Wadsworth Mansion

Concert by Lost Acres String Band, Wadsworth Mansion, Middletown, CT
Concert by Lost Acres String Band, Wadsworth Mansion, Middletown, CT

William Benton Museum of Art – Storrs, CT 

 

15. Rivers – Tubing, Boarding, Kayaking

Farmington River

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Best things to do in Collinsville CT!

Bantum River

Sandy Brook

Connecticut River – Music Festivals, Taste of Hartford, River boat KID cruises

 

Farmington River, Things to do in Connecticut, Ct Real estate

  

Kent Falls River
Kent Falls River
Farmington River Canton CT
Farmington River, Collinsville CT

 

  16. Hiking

Tallcott Mountain State Park - Heublien Tower, Simsbury, CT, things to do in Connecticut, CT realtor

Talcott Mountain State Forest

Kent falls

West Hartford Metropolitan District

Bear Mountain

Jones Mountain Preserve

Macricostas Preserve

Millington Trail (Devil’s Hopyard)

Housatonic River Walk (South Kent)

Tunxis Trail (Barkhamsted)

Little Pond Trail  & Plunge Pool (White Memorial Conservation Center)

Taine Mountain Trails

CTHillstead Museum Trails

Metacomet Trail Plunge Pool Hiking White Memorial Conservation Area, things to do in CT, hiking, moutain Biking, fall foliage CT

McLean Game Refuge Trail

 

 

Bear Mountain in Salisbury has the tallest peak in the state of Connecticut at 2,316 feet.  The highest point in Connecticut is 2,380 feet on a mountainside of Mt. Frissel whose peak is in Massachusetts. I have hiked this many time with children, adults and alone. It is a beautiful drive thought the hills of northwest Connecticut and a spectacular view from the top!   Stop in Salisbury for some dinner or a farm for some apple pie!

White Memorial Conservation Area in Litchfield, CT offers a wide area of activities including, guided nature walks for school children, hiking, cycling kayaking, and Bantum lake. Visit the are of the old ice houses and the amazing museum. Great for kids!

 

17. Waterfalls

Enders Falls Granby CT, things to do in Connecticut
Enders Falls Granby CT – Swimming & Hiking

 

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Kent Falls, Picnic and Hiking

 

 

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Swimming at Enders Falls, Granby, CT

18. Cycling

Farmington Rail Trail, Simsbury country roads, Shoreline rides…

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Cycling in Simsbury CT
Mountain Biking in CT, Cyling in Connecticut, White Memorial trails
Mountain Biking at White Memorial Conservation Area, Litchfield, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

19. Entertainment

Entertainment - Music Scene CT
Entertainment – Music Scene CT
  • Palace Theater
  • Warner Theater
  • The Bushnell
  • Bridge Street Live
  • Infinity HallDuke & the Esoterics, Infinity Music Hall, Hartford, CT
  • Little Theater of Manchester
  • Schubert Theater New Haven
  • Levitt Pavilion – Weds Free Kid Concerts
  • Bank Street Theater
  • Simsbury Performing Arts Center Hartford Jazz Festival, music hartford, Ct, Concerts CT
  • Hartford Stage
  • Bushnell Park Jazz & Blues Festivals

 

20. Fine Dining

Visit West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square for some amazing culinary delights. Simsbury offers some great dining as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Litchfield Jazz Festival, Goshen, CT, Things to do Connecticut
Litchfield Jazz Festival, Goshen, CT

 

    

21. Train rides

North Pole Express

Old Saybrook -Pizza Works – Running Train Models

22. Public Gardens

Garden Tour Simsbury CT
Yearly Garden Tours – Simsbury, CT

 

Sunken Garden Hillstead Museum, Farmington, CT
Sunken Garden Hillstead Museum, Farmington, CT

Sunken Garden at Hillstead Museum

Gardens By Eileen-West Simsbury, CT 

West Hartford Garden Tour

White Flower Farm – Litchfield

 

elizabeth-park-gardens
Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, CT Rose Gardens, Perennial Beds, Summer Concert Series, Pond House
Shade Gardens at White flower Farm, Litchfield, CT
Shade Gardens at White flower Farm, Litchfield, CT

 

 

Begonia House at White Flower Farm, Litchfield, CT
Begonia House at White Flower Farm, Litchfield, CT

 

Elizabeth Park – West Hartford, CT

Laurel Ridge Daffodils Wigwam Road in Litchfield

 

Laurel Ridge Daffodil Farm, Litchfield, CT
Laurel Ridge Daffodil Farm, Litchfield, CT

 

 

Things to do with kids - Winter Activities - Connectiut
Things to do with kids CT – Winter – Ski Sundown, Farmington Trails Rec Center, cross country skiing, sledding, ice skating.

  

 

 

  24.  Skiing, Sledding, and Skating

Sledding and Tubing at Winding Trails Farmington, CT, Things to do with Kids, Things to do in Connecticut
Sledding at Winding Trails, Farmington, CT

WINDING TRAILS

Cross-Country-Ski-Winding-Trails, things to do in CT, Things to do with Kids, Winding Trails, Farmington CT
Cross Country Skiing and skating at Winding Trails, Farmington, CT

 

Downhill Skiing, SKI Sundown, New Hartford, CT, Things to do with kids ct, ski lessons
Downhill Skiing
Ski Sundown, New Hartford, CT, things to do with Kids
Ski Sundown, New Hartford, Ct

25. Gillette Castle State Park

 

Hike Gillette Castle, Things to do with kids
Gillette Castle – great hike with kids!

 

26.  Bushnell Park

Enjoy the artistic vintage 1914 carousel with your kids Bushnell Park. The parks puts on a host of summer concerts including the Hartford Jazz Festival and the Blues Festival. It has ice skating and fireworks at the First night event on Jan 31 each year an host s the famous Hartford Marathon.

If you work in Downtown Hartford, you can stroll the park at lunch while enjoying an Ultimate Frisbee game.
 

 27. Camping 

 

28. Nature Centers

Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton CT
Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton CT
Solar Eclipse Viewing at White Memorial Nature Center, Things to do with kids
Solar Eclipse Viewing at White Memorial Nature Center

White Memorial Conservation Area -Litchfield

Roaring Brook – Canton

Autobahn Society Glastonbury

Northwest Park – Windsor

 

29. Farmers Markets

Farmers Market, Collinsville CT Canton
Farmers Market, Collinsville CT Canton
Farmers Market Collinsville CT - Canton CT
Farmers Market Collinsville CT – Canton CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29. Fairs

Goshen Fair

Hadam Neck Fair

Woodstock Fair

Bethlehem fair

Harwingtown Fair.

Hebren Harvest Fair

Durham Fair

Berlin Fair

The BIG E!

 

30. Running, Cycling, Swimming Events and Races

Community Sponsorship of Wounded Warriors Project at Bike Race in Connecticut
Community Sponsorship of Wounded Warriors Project at Bike Race in Connecticut

Bike Races in Connecticut

Running Races in Connecticut

Kids Triathlons in Connecticut

Triathlons in Connecticut

Kids Fun Run – Celebrate West Hartford:

Children 10 & under may participate in the half mile Kids’ Fun Run which starts in Blue Back Square at 8:30 am (registration required). New Fun Run Course in 2017! Click here for Kids’ Fun Run map. Every participant earns a medal!

 

31. Historic Sites in Connecticut

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Historic Sites in Connecticut – Farmington Valley & West Hartford

 

 

Brimfield flea market Ma

Stepping Stone Museum – Norwalk

Danbury train & East Windsor

Old Saybrook pizza works – train model running trains

Slash Pads

Lyman Orchards – sunflower and corn mazes, apple picking

Meadow View Farm corn maze

32. Hot Air Balloons – Plainville, CT

Hot AIr Balloons, things to do with kids CT, hot air balloon festival

33. Holiday Activities

Halloween Parades in West Hartford & Collinsville

Holiday Strolls West Hartford and Simsbury, CT

Things to do with kids, Holiday Fire Truck Parade

Holiday Stroll West Hartford, CT, Things to do with Kids

 

West Hartford Holiday Stroll, Things to do with Kids

 

 

Festival of trees, West Hartford Holiday Stroll, Things to do with Kids
Festival of Trees, West Hartford Holiday Stroll

 

West Hartford Kids Halloween Parade, Things to do with kids
West Hartford Kids Halloween Parade

 

35. City of Hartford, CT

 

Downtown Hartford at Night, featuring the Connecticut Science Center, The Travelers Tower, Riverfront music tent, and the Connecticut River. Photo Credit
Downtown Hartford at Night, featuring the Connecticut Science Center, The Travelers Tower, Riverfront music tent, and the Connecticut River. Photo Credit @vishwats

Mark Twain House

Mark Twain House, Hartford, CT.
Mark Twain House, Hartford, CT. Photo credit: Mrs. Brown
Connecticut Science Center Hartford CT
Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Top things to do in West Hartford

 

 

 

Living the life Simsbury

Paul Howard's Valley Music School. Lessons for all ages, Guitar, Violin, Piano, Drums, Voice Lessons!
Paul Howard’s Valley Music School. Lessons for all ages, Guitar, Violin, Piano, Drums, Voice Lessons!

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