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6 Must-Try Activities in Connecticut

Let the adventure begin when you visit us at the Interlaken Inn! There are endless exploratory opportunities in Connecticut, whether you are interested in music, movies, local attractions, outdoor recreation, wineries, distilleries, breweries or art galleries. 

There are activities for every season. We can help you find the perfect adventure, whether it is paddle-boarding at a nearby lake or skiing at a nearby resort. We look forward to helping you experience Connecticut to its fullest, no matter the season. 

Here are 6 Must-Try Activities in Connecticut: 

Music

Turn up the volume, close your eyes and let the music heal your soul. There are many music venues in and around Connecticut. Take your pick and take a trip! 

Music Mountain Falls Village, Connecticut 

Let the music take control at this beautiful and serene chamber music center in the foothills of the Berkshires. This is America’s longest-running chamber music festival.

Learn more at www.MusicMountain.org

Concerts at TANGLEWOOD, Lenox, MA

The concerts feature Classical, Rock, Pop and Jazz. Tanglewood’s 2017 season is the music-lovers heaven.

More Info & Buy Tickets 

Millbrook Summer Sunset Concert Series 

Beginning June 24th, there will be FREE concerts including rock, big band, bluegrass, country, funky blues, and American roots. All performances will be held at the Bandshell on Franklin Avenue except for the final one, on September 9th.

More Info 

Concerts at INFINITY HALL, Norfolk CT

Upcoming shows at the Infinity Music Hall

More Info & Buy Tickets

Movies

When trouble strikes, head to the movie theatre! There are indoor and outdoor movie venues, view the list below. 

The Moviehouse

The Moviehouse in Millerton, New York offers an array of the latest and greatest movies. Visit www.themoviehouse.net to view their upcoming movie listings. 

Four Brothers Drive-In Theatre

The Four Brothers Drive-In Theatre is located in Amenia, New York but is closed during the winter months. Bring your own snacks and numerous blankets to keep you cozy! Visit https://playeatdrink.com/ to view their upcoming movie listings. 

Local Attractions

You must go on adventures to find where you truly belong. Take a chance on Connecticut’s finest local attractions! View the list of local attractions below. 

Harney and Sons Tea 

Located in Millerton, New York and known for its 250 varieties of tea. They offer a tasting bar and lounge, and a great gift shop. Explore the world of tea at Harney and Sons Tea! Visit https://www.harney.com/ for hours of operation. 

Irving Farm Coffee House

Located in Millerton, New York, and a local favorite. Conveniently located next door to the movie house, with great coffee, sandwiches, snacks, and salads. Visit https://irvingfarm.com/pages/millerton for hours of operation. 

 Caddie Shack

Located in Canaan, Connecticut, and a great opportunity to play a game of mini-golf, or to explore the batting cages and arcade. Visit www.caddieshackct.com for hours of operation. 

Outdoor Recreation

Hike mountains, run through the meadows, explore forests, swim the sea, climb trees, breathe the wild air, gaze at the stars and enjoy the natural world. View the list of outdoor recreation recommendations below. 

Lime Rock Park Racetrack

Located in Lakeville, Connecticut and is easily argued the most significantly historic road racing circuit in North America. Visit www.limerock.com for details. 

Harlem Valley Rail Trail 

Located in Millerton, New York, and a great place to rent bikes! Visit www.hvrt.org for details. 

O’Hara’s Landing Marina

Located in Salisbury, Connecticut and an amazing opportunity to hit the water. Rent a rowboat, small fishing boat, canoe, kayak or pontoon boat and accommodate 8 to 14 people. Gasoline and life preservers supplied. Visit www.oharaslanding.com for details. 

Housatonic River Outfitters

Located in Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut and known for its handpicked fly fishing guides on the Housatonic River, Farmington River, Upper Naugatuck, Green River and many of the smaller tributaries and lakes. Visit www.dryflies.com to schedule your guide.

Clarke Outdoors

Located in Cornwall, Connecticut, and a phenomenal fishing guide company. They will meet you at the shop, get you outfitted with any equipment you need, help you with your casting or fishing techniques and supply you with a gourmet meal during your full day of fishing. Visit www.clarkeoutdoors.com to schedule your guide. 

Bash Bish Falls State Park 

Located in Mt. Washington, Massachusetts and one of Massachusetts’ most dramatic and highest single-drop waterfalls. It drops about 60 feet into a sparkling pool. Call (413) 528-0330 for more information. 

Catamount Adventure Park 

Located in Hillsdale, New York and a great way to spend a day of active fun with your family and friends. Visit www.catamounttrees.com for details. 

Housatonic River Walk

Located at the Great Barrington Land Conservancy, Great Barrington and a River Walk that follows the west bank of the Housatonic River between Cottage Street and Bridge Street. There are two trail sections that are linked by Dresser Avenue and River Street. Take your adventure in the Spring, Summer, or Fall seasons and during daylight hours. Visit www.gbriverwalk.org for details.

Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries

Drink and be merry with our list of wineries, distilleries, and breweries. When you visit the Interlaken Inn, there is an array of options. View our list of recommended wineries, distilleries and breweries below. 

Sunset Meadow Vineyards

Located in Goshen, Connecticut and offering award-winning estate-grown wines in an inviting atmosphere that is truly the essence of Sunset Meadow Vineyards. Tasting Room open year-round. Visit http://sunsetmeadowvineyards.com/ for hours of operation.

Haight Brown Vineyard

Located in Litchfield, Connecticut and Connecticut’s oldest winery, Haight Vineyard planted the first fine wine grapes in 1975. Visit https://haightbrownwine.com/ for hours of operation. 

Cascade Mountain Winery and Restaurant 

Located in Amenia, New York and featuring a full line of award-winning wines that can be tasted at the winery tasting bar or enjoyed in the onsite restaurant. Visit www.cascademt.com for hours of operation. 

Millbrook Vineyard & Winery

Located in Millbrook, New York and called “the Hudson Valley’s flagship winery” by The New York Times and “a great place to visit” by The Wall Street Journal. Open daily year-round. Visit www.millbrookwine.com for hours of operation.

Berkshire Mountain Distillers

Located in Sheffield, Massachusetts and featuring a line of award-winning artisanal spirits including Greylock Gin. All products are handcrafted in small batches at the Berkshire’s first legal distillery since prohibition. Visit www.berkshiremountaindistillers.com for hours of operation. 

Litchfield Distillery

Located in Litchfield, Connecticut and Connecticut’s newest micro-distillery. Their Batchers’ series includes Bourbon Whiskey, Double Barreled Bourbon Whiskey, Bourbon Whiskey Port Cask Finish, Vodka, and Gin. Visit www.litchfielddistillery.tumblr.com for hours of operation. 

Hillrock Estate Distillery

Located in Ancram, New York and known for the finest hand-crafted spirits made with their own grain, floor malted, craft distilled in a copper pot still, aged in fine oak and hand-bottled in the Hudson Valley Highlands. Their tasting room and bar provide customers with a sample and an opportunity to purchase the whiskey at the distillery. Visit www.hillrockdistillery.com for hours of operation. 

Art Galleries 

Creativity never goes out of style, which is why the art galleries in Connecticut have maintained a popular reputation for years. Most galleries have weekend hours only or by appointment. View the list of art galleries below. 

Argazzi Art

22 Millerton Road, Route 44, Lakeville, CT

(860) 435-8222

https://www.argazziart.com/

The White Gallery

342 Main Street, Lakeville, CT

(860) 435-1029

www.thewhitegalleryart.com

Ober Gallery

6 North Main St, Kent, CT

(860) 927-5030

www.obergallery.com

The Wassaic Project

The Maxon Mills

37 Furnace Bank Road

Wassaic, NY

www.wassaicproject.org

 

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