Epic Outdoor Locations You Should Check Out in Connecticut


Do you need a break from the same old restaurants, bars, and theaters? Do you crave a change of scenery? Or perhaps you’re just looking for a new way to have fun and soak in the sunshine this summer. Either way, you’re in luck. We have the perfect activities for you to experience Connecticut’s more adventurous side and break you away from the same old routines.

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Visit the Historic Cedar Hill Cemetery

Spooky? No.

Cedar Hill was established in 1864, and since then over 30,000 people have chosen this beautiful churchyard to be their final resting place. The expansive grounds cover about 270 acres of land and feature wildlife and a variety of beautiful sanctuaries and memorial artworks for each of these people. There is something surreal yet calming about walking these grounds; you get to think about how many stories and secrets must lie there. It reminds you of the fragility of life and the need to appreciate every moment and seize the day.

‘Back into the Future’ with Prehistoric Nature’s Art Village

Go back in time at Nature’s Art Village. This is a perfect family destination with attractions for everyone. Experience the Dinosaur Place, which is a 60-acre adventure park that hosts over 40 life-sized dinosaurs. The village also features Monty’s Playground, a dinosaur-themed maze that your kids will enjoy. Nature’s Village is also home to the Gateway Museum where you will learn about past technologies in displays showcasing over 200 years of American innovations.

Enjoy the Scenic Putnam River Trail

The Putnam River is strategically positioned on the Eastern Quinebaug River bank, which is a perfect place to view the Cargill Falls. Along the trail, displays tell the story of Putnam's founding citizens, textile mills, railroad history, and the 1955 flood. The trail also passes through the town of Putnam where you’ll have a chance to do some antique shopping and relax in the local parks.

Take a Hike in Talcott Mountain State Park

Encounter a variety of wildlife in the Talcott Mountain State Park including the bald eagle, deer, foxes, rabbits, and turkey vultures. The park provides tables and grills if you fancy the idea of a barbecue in the wild. You can also join a guided group or pick up a map and take a 1.25-mile hike to the 165-foot Heublein Tower, the former summer home of the Hartford family. Here you will enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the park as you relax and prepare for your hike back.

Posted on Aug 08 2017

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