Take advantage of one of the many exciting adventures waiting in Connecticut. From hiking, biking and boating to fishing, camping and golfing, Connecticut has practically every activity imaginable. Connecticut boasts a deep and fascinating history. Explore the lives of past inventors, war heroes, authors, poets and key leaders. There is something for every camper in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Campground Owners Association is the premier resource for supporting campground owners and promoting camping in Connecticut. Experience the diversity Connecticut has to offer, from the mountains to the river valley, the Quiet Corner and ocean, we’ve got the perfect campsite for you!
The Central River Valley follows the Connecticut River from the top of the state all the way to the shore. It meanders through large cities like Hartford and quaint little towns like Haddam and Essex. It is home to many wildlife species, including peregrine falcon, osprey, bobcat, bald eagle and moose as well as offering excellent fishing. From boating to beaching, sightseeing and museums, this region offers a variety of activities for all ages.
The Northeast, known as Connecticut’s Quiet Corner, offers something for everyone. Visit farms for fresh and tasty produce, shop small unique stores, go antiquing, or enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Two of the country’s oldest agricultural fairs, the Woodstock Fair and Brooklyn Fair are located in this region. Kick back and relax or play and have fun, the Northeast is a great place to visit.
Welcome to the Northwest Hills. Here the region’s natural beauty is a combination of rolling pasture lands, forested hillsides, rivers and lakes. Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Hike sections of the Appalachian Trail in Kent or Salisbury, fish the Housatonic River or boat on one of the state’s three largest lakes. Shopping and antiquing is abundant in quaint villages that are surrounded by century old homes.
The Southeast is the Mystic region. From the coast to the inland country area this region is packed with things to do. Kids of all ages can enjoy a variety of activities. Start at the ocean with great swimming, fishing and boating. Tour lighthouses and wildlife areas. Head inland and find miles of trails for biking and hiking. Adults can experience a little of Vegas right here at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos. There are museums, vineyards, quaint shops and more. The fun here is never ending.
Ocean Beach Park
There’s family fun and more at Ocean Beach Park. New this year is our Splash Park for kids under 8. For more water fun we have the ocean, of course, an Olympic-size swimming pool and triple waterslide. Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, Conn., “Invented Affordable Family Fun!” Free admission to the amusement park.
Whatever the season, find your “Hidden Gem” in Connecticut’s Farmington Valley, a special wonderland just 2 hours from New York or Boston. Since 1974, the Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. has marketed and promoted the Hartford region as a convention and meeting destination.
New England Collegiate Baseball
The New England Collegiate Baseball League is summer college baseball at its best. Seeing a college baseball game is an evening of great summertime fun for children and families during a New England vacation.
Well-known for its rolling hills, Connecticut has miles and miles of green grass and sleepy, family communities. One would not think that Connecticut casinos even exist in this state of 3,405,565 people. Hartford, the capitol of Connecticut, is known for its bustling, state government lifestyle. However, throughout this state, a busy Connecticut casino industry thrives.
Fishing Charters in Mystic/Eastern
Experience party boat fishing at its best on the Blackhawk. Sailing from May – Mid October, we can get you to the fish quickly and comfortably. Fish for flounder, blues and bass, or just enjoy the ride!
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, founded in 1964 and based in Waterford CT, is dedicated to the advancement of new work for the theater and creates and operates programs which complement that goal. These include the Puppetry Conference, Playwrights Conference, Critics Institute, Music Theater Conference and the National Theater Institute, a college-accredited training program for theater artists.
Boothe Memorial Park & Museum; Bruce Museum of Arts & Science; Catharine B. Mitchell Museum and Captain David Judson House; Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum; Discovery Museum; Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum; National Helicopter Museum; New Canaan Historical Society; Stamford Historical Society Museum; Stepping Stones Museum for Children; Stamford Museum & Nature Center; Wilton Heritage Museum
Eastern Mountain Sports Rock Climbing School
Eastern Mountain Sports was founded in 1967 in Wellesley Massachusetts by two rock climbers dissatisfied with the poor selection of climbing equipment they found in existing stores. In addition to selling climbing gear, they added a selection of camping equipment in hopes of making money from the hobby that had turned into a viable business.
The Sheffield Island Lighthouse
The Sheffield Island Lighthouse in Norwalk may be one of the best places in New England to explore the living and working areas of a lighthouse and feel the world that the lighthouse keepers knew. Active from 1868 to 1902, the lighthouse is maintained by Norwalk Seaport Association volunteers. Visitors can take a ferry to the island, tour the 10-room lighthouse and keeper’s home, and walk the nature trail.