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Chester, Connecticut
Gillette Castle State Park

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Located in East Haddam, CT (3 miles from Chester)

It looks like a medieval fortress, but a step inside the stone castle reveals the built-in couches, table trackway, and woodcarvings that all point to the creative genius that was William Gillette.

(This excerpt provided by Gillette Castle State Park representatives)

Park Hiking Historic
Goodspeed Opera House

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Located in East Haddam, CT (3 miles from Chester)

Goodspeed Musicals was formed in 1959 to restore the 19th century Goodspeed Opera House and reactivate it as a professional theatre in 1963. Under the direction of Michael P. Price since 1968, Goodspeed has achieved international acclaim as the home of musical theatre. Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of musical theatre and the development of new works to add to the repertoire, Goodspeed pioneered the practice of rethinking, restoring and revitalizing America's musical theatre heritage.

(This excerpt provided by Goodspeed Opera House representatives)

Performing Arts
Ivoryton Playhouse

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Located in Ivoryton, CT (4 miles from Chester)

The Playhouse [a] reputation as a first-class summer theatre and now produces a year-round professional season of musical, comedies and dramas.

(This excerpt provided by Ivoryton Playhouse representatives)

Theatre Performing Arts
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

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Located in Essex, CT (5 miles from Chester)

We have two coal-fired locomotives available to pull our collection of lovingly restored railroad cars. From the exciting All Aboard to the engineer checking the locomotive before the run, you will experience an authentic journey back to the days of steam. Board a riverboat for a relaxing and informative ride up the beautiful Connecticut River, from Deep River to East Haddam. Sit back, take in the fresh air, and learn about the history and natural wonder of the Connecticut River.

(This excerpt provided by Essex Steam Train & Riverboat representatives)

Railroad Boating Tour
Haddam Meadows State Park

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Located in Haddam, CT (5 miles from Chester)

Haddam Meadows State Park overlooks the scenic Connecticut River and offers opportunities for boating, fishing, and picnicking.

(This excerpt provided by Haddam Meadows State Park representatives)

Park Boating Fishing
Cockaponset State Forest

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Located in Haddam, CT (5 miles from Chester)

Enjoy a variety of activities in Connecticut's second largest state forest.

(This excerpt provided by Cockaponset State Forest representatives)

Park Hiking X-Country Skiing Fishing Horseback Riding
RiverQuest

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Located in Essex, CT (6 miles from Chester)

RiverQuest is a modern 54', 58 passenger (plus two crew), vessel that has been inspected, approved and certified by The United States Coast Guard. RiverQuest cruises primarily on the lower Connecticut River.

(This excerpt provided by RiverQuest representatives)

Boating Tour

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