Connecticut Attractions & Activities

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Area Attractions

In the Center of it All

Avon Old Farms Hotel is situated in the heart of Avon, Connecticut, which was founded in 1830 and is part of the historic and picturesque Farmington Valley. It is just 10 minutes from downtown Hartford, Connecticut and all its attractions and activities.

Our Connecticut hotel is your gateway to everything New England has to offer including public and private golf courses, fishing, canoeing, hiking, walking and bicycle trails, as well as shopping including specialty boutiques, malls, and antique stores.

Landmarks and Museums

  • Hill-Stead Museum - National Historic Landmark noted for 1901 mansion, grounds, and garden. See impressionist paintings in home of original collector. - Farmington, CT (5 miles)
  • Wadsworth Atheneum - America's oldest public art museum, founded in 1842 and featuring a collection of American and European paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. - Hartford, CT (10 miles)
  • Mark Twain House - Tour the Hartford home where Mark Twain lived and worked from 1874 to 1891, includes children's activities and a Museum Shop. - Hartford, CT (8 miles)
  • Greenwood Trails Summer Camp - Coed summer camp on over 100 beautifully wooded acres for campers ages 8-16. (18 miles)
  • Phelps Tavern Museum and Homestead - Simsbury, CT (6 miles)
  • Connecticut Science Center - Planetarium - West Hartford, CT (6.3 miles)
  • New Britain Museum of American Art - New Britain, CT (14 miles)
  • CT Trolley Museum - East Windsor, CT (20.3 miles)
  • Norman Rockwell Museum - Stockbridge, MA (54.9 miles)
  • Governors Horse Guard - Avon, CT (2.9 miles)
  • National Iwo Jima Memorial - New Britain, CT (12 miles)
  • Basketball Hall of Fame - Springfield, MA (33.2 miles)
  • Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA (51.6 miles)
  • New England Air Museum - Windsor Locks, CT (17 miles)
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center - Hartford, CT (8 miles)
  • Mystic Seaport - Mystic, CT (72.1 miles)

Cultural Attractions

  • The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts - Hartford, CT (8.5 miles)

Sporting Activities

  • Outdoor activities - Canoe, Kayak, Fly Fishing, Hiking (.5 miles)
  • Local Golf (.5 miles)
  • Tennis - Marmington Farms (6.5 miles)
  • Horseback Riding - Lee's-Litchfield (22.9 miles)
  • Skiing - Ski Sundown - New Hartford, CT (11.6 miles)
  • International Skating Center - Simsbury, CT (8.1 miles)
  • Mclean Game Refuge - Granby, CT (7.1 miles)
  • Winding Trails Cross Country Skiing (6.8 miles)

Parks and Sightseeing

  • Lake Compounce - New England's Family Theme Park, one of the oldest in the country. - Bristol, CT (14.5 miles)
  • Talcott Mountain State Park, Heublien Tower - Avon, CT (4 miles)
  • Elizabeth Park - West Hartford, CT (5.6 miles)
  • Bushnell Park, Carousel, Soldiers Memorial - Hartford, CT (8.5 miles)
  • Riverfront Recapture - Hartford, CT (10 miles)
  • Women's Heritage Trail (6.3-90.8 miles)
  • Roaring Brook Nature Center - Canton, CT (5.4 miles)
  • Stratton Brook State Park - Beach - Simsbury, CT (5.7 miles)
  • Cruise the CT River - Lady Katherine - Hartford, CT (10 miles)
  • Farmington Valley Greenway - Ensign Drive start point (1 mile)
  • Hot Air Ballooning (6-10 miles)
  • Farms - Pickin' Patch/Flamig (1-7.4 miles)
  • Amistad Freedom Trail - Farmington sites only (6-10 miles)
  • Six Flags New England - Agawam, MA (31.7 miles)

Recreation & Relaxation

  • Dodge Music Center - Hartford, CT (12 miles)
  • Hartford XL Center - Hartford, CT (10 miles)
  • Day Spas (0-1.5 miles)
  • Foxwoods Casino- Ledyard, CT (56.8 miles)
  • Mohegan Sun Casino - Uncasville, CT (53.8 miles)