Summer Getaway to Farmington Valley
Enjoy an exciting getaway to Connecticut’s Farmington Valley this summer! While you’re here, you can experience fun outdoor adventures, family-friendly activities, and live performances along with many great restaurants, wineries, and more. We invite you to unwind, relax, and enjoy a stay at one of our Classic Hotels of Connecticut properties and experience the best of this wonderful summer season.
View our guide to fun things to do in Farmington Valley this summer:
Visit Elizabeth Park to see the roses in bloom! Elizabeth Park offers just over one hundred acres of formal gardens, walking paths, and recreational facilities. Come enjoy the beauty of the gardens and grounds. View what’s in bloom
For a relaxing day filled with music and wine, visit Rosedale Farms & Vineyards for wine tastings and local music every Saturday and Sunday. You can also pick up delicious homemade baked goods and freshly picked fruit and vegetables from the Farm Stand!
Enjoy evenings with live music and entertainment at the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center with special events happening all summer. View schedule of events
Elizabeth Park in West Hartford
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards @rosedalefarms
Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center @simsburymeadows
Get out on the water with the family and rent a kayak, canoe, or paddle board from Collinsville Canoe & Kayak in historic Collinsville, go tubing at the scenic Farmington river with Farmington River Tubing, or beat the summer heat at the large outdoor pool at Avon Old Farms Hotel.
Visit the petting zoo at Flamig Farm where you and the family can meet and feed horses, donkeys, alpacas, llamas, goats, rabbits, and more! And while you’re there, stop by the Farm Store for fresh eggs, produce, and more.
Enjoy a picnic with the family at the picturesque Drake Hill Flower Bridge. The bridge blooms with over 100 flower boxes and hanging baskets, making it a colorful backdrop for a short walk or picnic in the summer.
Rainy day? Visit Bounce Town in Canton for an indoor playscape filled with slides, bounce houses, interactive floor games, and an arcade for the kids!
Kayaking on the Farmington River
Drake Hill Flower Bridge @simsburyflea_smorgasbord
Petting Zoo at Flamig Farm @flamig_farm
Summer Hikes, Trails, and Parks
To get one of the best views in the area, make your way up to Heublein Tower at Talcott Mountain State Park. The Tower Trail is well worth the panoramic view!
For a day of swimming, picnicking, fishing, and exploring trails make sure to visit Stratton Brook State Park. The park is also Connecticut's first state park that is completely accessible by wheelchair.
Heublein Tower at Talcott Mountain @friendsofht
Farmington River Trail @schwinnhollywood
Stratton Brook State Park @beabsurd
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