With a best friend tying the knot in the countryside, the bride and groom aren’t the only ones who should be celebrating. If you’re in charge of bachelor party brainstorming, we have some good news: these country landscapes are more than just a showstopping backdrop. From boating to horseback riding, there’s a perfect outdoor pastime for every groom here in the Litchfield Hills.
1. Go for a Spin on a Connecticut Bike Trail
For a bachelor party on wheels, take a spin on one of Connecticut’s scenic trails or low-traffic roads. Stay close to Lakeville with a multi-terrain ride on Railroad Ramble. If you’re looking for something a bit more challenging, grab your mountain bikes for an adventure at Mohawk Mountain State Park.
We have bike maps available at the front desk here at Interlaken, along with air pumps and tool kits if you need to do some minor bicycle repair — just ask!
2. Take a Cruise on a Boat Charter
If you’d rather take your celebration on the water, stop by O’Hara’s Landing Marina on Washining Lake. Grab a kayak for everyone, or cruise together on a pontoon boat that can accommodate up to 12 people. Anglers can also take this opportunity to do some fly fishing — the twin lakes are rife with trout, bass, and yellow perch.
3. Race Around at Lime Rock Park (Or Watch From Afar)
With 1.5 miles of racetrack, Lime Rock Park is an auto enthusiast’s dream. Rev your engines for one of Lime Rock’s racing events or car shows, or get in your own track time — you can rent the entire facility for a group driving experience.
4. Go Horseback Riding Through the Countryside
It doesn’t get much more country than saddling up for a horseback ride. Channel your inner cowboys, and ride the well-mannered steeds at Lee’s Riding Stable in Litchfield. If your buddies are more newbies than experts, arrange your bachelor party at the Mountain Valley Farm for full-day or half-day events.
5. Take a Swing at a Connecticut Golf Course
It’s a classic way to spend time with the guys, and a mellow way to celebrate your bachelor. The Litchfield Hills are home to many spectacular greens and fairways, the closest to Interlaken being the Hotchkiss Golf Course. While a few of the holes at Hotchkiss may be a bit challenging for beginners, you’ll be able to purchase inexpensive day passes and golf club rentals. For the true beginners, take the group to the approachable nine holes of Canaan Country Club.
Fellas, don’t let your best friend plunge into marriage without throwing a country bachelor’s party for the books. The breathtaking scenery and countryside attractions here in the Litchfield Hills — we’ll help you throw the best buddies’ bash.