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Bigelow Hollow State Park image
Union, CT
(range: < 1 mile)
Bigelow Hollow State Park and the adjoining Nipmuck State Forest offer over 9,000 acres of recreation opportunities including miles of hiking trails, the 18 acre Bigelow Pond, and 300 acre Mashapaug Pond in Eastern Connecticut. (This excerpt taken from the Bigelow Hollow State Park website)
Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Step inside more than 40 original buildings, and explore homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops – all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Talk with authentically costumed historians and see heritage breed farm animals. Discover the endless ways to immerse yourself in the Village. (This excerpt taken from the Old Sturbridge Village website)
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry is one of America’s hidden treasures—a superb collection of over 3,500 puppets from all over the world; an archive of books, manuscripts, posters, drawings, audio-visual materials and photographs all covering the history of puppetry. It is also the new home of the Puppeteers of America’s Audio-Visual Collection: the largest collection of videotapes, films, and other media about puppetry in the United States.  (This excerpt taken from the Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry website)
Natural history collections are a library of physical and biological data that scientists and scholars use to better understand our world. At the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, collections are important educational tools that help us share research and scholarship with students and the general public. (This excerpt taken from the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History website)
Rich with history, legend and lore, Mashamoquet Brook with its Wolf's Den, offers hiking, camping, fishing, and swimming for the whole family. (This excerpt taken from the Mashamoquet Brook State Park website)
The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time for a new curated list of in-home entertainment. Please enjoy our latest collection of digital/streaming recommendations for December.  (This excerpt taken from the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts website)
Skungamaug River Golf Club is beautifully conditioned, old time, traditional golf facility in Coventry, Connecticut. It is a shortish, challenging, sporty course that will require you to play every club in your bag. Our 18-hole facility features 5,785 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70.  (This excerpt taken from the Skungamaug River Golf Club website)
Come experience the thrill of freefall at Connecticut Parachutists by doing a tandem skydive. We are one of the oldest running Skydiving Clubs in the US. Jump with one of our USPA certified tandem instructors who have years of experience. (This excerpt taken from the Connecticut Parachutists website)
Mohegan Bowl image
Webster, MA
(range: 15 miles)
With a second major remodel now complete, Mohegan bowl features an all new upscale look, great food and beverage options, an amazing game room and friendly staff. It offers incredible bowling experiences for everyone from the casual bowler to experienced league bowlers. (This excerpt taken from the Mohegan Bowl website)
Enjoy an afternoon of fishing in Mansfield Hollow Lake or take in the water views from one of several trails in the park. (This excerpt taken from the Mansfield Hollow State Park website)
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