You want treetop outdoor adventures in a city park? Come to Central Connecticut!

The more remote areas of New England do not have a monopoly on outdoor fun. Anyplace you see a patch of open grass and sky – that includes within Connecticut’s lovely city parks – you see potential for adventure in the outdoors. Put a little zip in your life with a zip line adventure in a Connecticut park. Instructors get adults and kids set up with harnesses, pulleys and lines, then…zip it! Rope ladders, net bridges, and Tarzan swings create a feeling of flight and exploration in a treetop canopy. Your kids will think of “playing on the swings” in a whole new light. Not just for little kids anymore!
Meadows & CT River Aerial View - Historic Wethersfield, CT
Historic Wethersfield

Historic town also boasts enough activities to satisfy even the fussiest outdoor-lover

There’s plenty to do indoors in historic Wethersfield, from touring stately homes to shopping cozy antiques stores, but the outdoors in this charming town more than holds its own. With over 600 acres of parkland, outdoor activities include swimming, fishing, canoeing, and miles and miles of scenic trails winding through meadows, past farms and ponds. There’s a heritage bike trail and a heritage walking trail, taking you past points of interest in this town that dates back to 1633-34. In Mill Woods Park, there’s a skate park; and tennis, bocce and basketball courts. Mikey’s Place has accessible playscape for kids 2 to 12. Picnic by the cove after shopping at the farmers market, go geocaching, ice skating or bird-watching.