Phyllis - posted on 06/16/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi Everyone, Since we have several moms in our community that are new to CT, I thought it would be helpful to share some of the fun activities you do and places that you visit with your kids. There is so much to do in CT, but when you are new, it can be a challenge to know the "best" spots. Share the "what", the "where", the age appeal, the cost and any other hints that you think might be useful. Thanks in advance and if you benefit from this thread, please tell your story!
I will start:
1. Harkness Park in Waterford-beautiful grounds with lots of picnic space and running area for kids. Lovely gardens and a beach. Swimming isn't allowed, but still a fun place to go. Many bring fabulous kites to fly. The cost is for parking only-I think about $5.
2. Pequotsepos Museum-Mystic, not too far from the aquarium-great for kids up to gr 5 or 6. Flora and fauna displays from the area. Nice hiking trails around a pond. They hold a mushroom festival in the fall as a fund raiser with blue grass music. Located across from the Denison Homestead, a historical musem with docent guided tours. Go to www.dpnc.org for more info about the Pequotsepos Nature Museum and go to www.denisonsociety.org for info about the Homestead.
Make this the best summer yet with your kids. I once heard a speaker say that for most families, memories are made during the summer, so if your child is 12 you have only 6 more summers with that child, if they are 15, only 3. Don't waste even one!
Warmly, Phyllis Nelson