Attractions & Things To Do Nearby
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"Although relatively short by today's standards, Skungamaug is a true test of golf in every sense of the word. Picturesque at every turn, every hole is unique. Selected as the fifth best public golf course in Connecticut by CT Golfer Magazine's Ed Crnic. In addition to the golf course, we are fortunate to have a complete practice facility with grass tees, a large putting green, and a private lesson tee for instruction with one of our PGA Professionals."
(This excerpt taken from Skungamaug River Golf Club website)
"Come make your first tandem skydive. Leave the aircraft at over 2 miles above the earth. Experience the thrill of Skydiving with one of our Highly qualified instructors and have the thrill of a life time."
(This excerpt taken from Connecticut Parachutists, Inc. website)
"Kloter Farms is a handmade furniture store in Ellington, CT where families (and pets) are welcome to tour their outdoor display park, enjoy some ice cream from their own ice cream barn, and the kids can enjoy playing on the playsets on display. Their products are hand-made in small shops throughout America"
(This excerpt taken from Kloter Farms website)
"The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry (BIMP) is the State Museum of Puppetry for Connecticut. [T]he Museum preserves and exhibits puppets from around the world as well as those created at the University of Connecticut."
(This excerpt taken from Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry website)
"By hosting a wide range of performing arts, including full-scale international orchestras, chamber quartets, dance companies, soloists, and theatrical productions, Jorgensen fulfills its missions as an integral part of the University of Connecticut's commitment to teaching, research, and public service."
(This excerpt taken from Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts website)
"Located in the heart of the UConn campus, the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History is an important part of a broad educational vision-- a vision focused not only on passing knowledge to future generations, but also on applying this knowledge to solve problems and improve the quality of people's lives. The Museum has a unique role in sharing world-class scholarship about our region directly with the public, giving people of all ages new types of learning experiences and helping them make this information relevant to their own lives."
(This excerpt taken from Connecticut State Museum of Natural History website)
"The historic farmstead of the Hale family of Coventry, owned and maintained by Connecticut Landmarks, is open to the public during the warmer months seven afternoons a week for guided tours, special hands-on programs, and summer classes. Capt. Nathan Hale (1755-1776), the Martyr Spy of the American Revolution, and his nine brothers and sisters grew up and worked on this farm. The house (1776), outbuildings and stone walls as well as what remains of the original 400 acres of farm fields are important reminders of the way most Americans lived at the time of the nation's founding."
(This excerpt taken from Nathan Hale Homestead website)
"Grassmere Country Club is a 9 hole Public Golf Course located in Northern Connecticut. Beautifully manicured greens and fairways, rambling brooks and a hilly terrain afford the golfer a PGA feeling."
(This excerpt taken from Grassmere Country Club website)
"The Fire Museum is housed in a retired 1901 fire station with a unique atmosphere that saw the transition from hand drawn to horse drawn, then to motorized apparatus. In addition to a working Gamewell Fire Alarm System, our collection includes hundreds of fine examples of early American craftsmanship related to firefighting such as glassware, lighting, leather making, photography, textiles and paintings."
(This excerpt taken from Fire Museum website)
"Gay City State Park offers a glimpse into Connecticut's industrial roots with over 1500 acres of endless opportunities for outdoor fun including the exploration of extinct mill-town ruins and stone foundations."
(This excerpt taken from Gay City State Park website)