Make a Vacation out of it!

Fun stuff to do in Connecticut

     Since most people attending the wedding won't be from Connecicut, we're assuming some people might want to use this time to take a vacation, or at least spend some time doing other activities. Below are some activities that are near camp that you might want to checkout. By no means is this all that there is, but I figured I should put a few things.


Taken from Yahoo! travel . . .
Litchfield: Located in an area known for its beautiful hills, this pristine village west of Hartford is one of the most elegant colonial centers in America. It was first settled in 1720, and you'll see many fine examples of colonial architecture, including the birthplaces of Ethan Allen and Harriet Beecher Stowe. You can also visit the Tapping Reeve House and Law School, the first law school in the nation (Aaron Burr was an early graduate, and he was followed by John C. Calhoun and 130 members of Congress). For local history, stop at the Litchfield History Museum, which has a good research library and changing exhibits.

The White Memorial Conservation Center, outside of town, is the state's largest nature center and wildlife sanctuary -- 4,000 acres/1,620 hectares. It has extensive hike, bike and horseback-riding trails. White Flower Farm, which has huge expanses of flowers and shrubs, is nearby.

Also within a short drive of Litchfield are Lake Waramaug, a small lake that is the perfect place for a restful vacation (or waterskiing). Some of the best waterfalls in the state are at Kent Falls in Kent (try to see them in the spring or fall, especially). Kent Falls is in the heart of the wooded and hilly Litchfield Hills, an area worth a long, leisurely drive for the views, the peace and the quiet. Also worth a visit is Mt. Tom State Park, where you can walk to an observation tower and see as far as Long Island, New York, on a clear day. During the fall foliage season, this short hike is particularly rewarding. Another high observation point is found at Haystack Mountain State Park (18 mi/28 km north of Litchfield). The nearby town of Norfolk hosts the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in July and August. Litchfield is 35 mi/55 km east of Hartford.


     Here are some ideas for a day trip.

Name Description Website Distance from camp
Kent Falls State Park Wander across the covered bridge, hike the falls, and feel the mist on your face as water cascades 250' down on its way to joining the Housatonic River. Kent Falls Aprox. 17 miles
Lake Compounce Theme Park New England's Family Theme Park is home of Boulder Dash, voted the number one wood coaster in the world. 50 thrilling rides and attractions for all ages including Connecticut's only water park. Meet Garfield and Odie and enjoy fun games and live entertainment. Lake Aprox. 30 miles
Six Flags New England 165 acre theme park. Over 130 rides, shows and attactions plus the new hurrican harbor water park! New England thrill capital.. Six - New England Aprox. 50 miles
Basketball Hall of Fame All basketball fans will want to visit the NBA Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. Their hours are 10 am - 6 pm Monday - Friday and 10 am - 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Aprox. 80 miles
Mystic, Connecticut Mystic is a small village in Southeastern Connecticut, with a history steeped in the old traditions of the Seafaring ways. A wide variety of interesting and unique historic resources awaits the savvy traveller. Aprox. 100 miles

     For those who have a little more time to spend, I reccommend visiting New York City, Boston, and Cape Cod Mass. There is much more to do around camp than I can list here. E-mail me and I can give you some more ideas.

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