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Connecticut Sports & Recreation

Water’s Edge Resort is conveniently situated near numerous opportunities for Connecticut sports and recreation. From baseball and tennis to park activities and kayaking, the options for Connecticut recreation are definitely diverse. Get your game on and let Water’s Edge be your home base.

Parks


Chatfield Hollow

381 Route 80
Killingworth, CT 06419
(860) 663-2030

Hike the trails in search of Indian caves, explore the jagged rocky ledges and recesses or relax by the cooling waters, or picnic in the soft pine woods at Chatfield Hollow State Park, one of the most amazing Connecticut parks.


Harkness Memorial Park

Waterford, CT 06385
(860) 443-5725

Enjoy mesmerizing views of Long Island Sound from Eolia, the elegant summer mansion of the Harkness family set on over 230 seaside acres of sweeping lawns, dotted with beautiful trees and gardens.


Gillette’s Castle State Park

Hadlyme, CT 06423
(860) 526-2336

It looks like a medieval fortress, but a step inside the stone castle reveals the built-in couches, table trackway, and woodcarvings that all point to the creative genius that was William Gillette. The Castle is open from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day.


Public Tennis Courts


Old Saybrook Tennis and Swim Club

Spring Brook Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 388-5115

Take it to the court at one of the best tennis facilities in the area.


Lyme Shore Racquet Club

27 Colton Road
East Lyme, CT 06333
(860) 739-6281

Play on six indoor hard courts and three outdoor Har-Tru courts and enjoy some of the most advanced fitness equipment in the area.


Baseball/Softball Fields


Old Saybrook Park and Recreation Department

308 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 388-3557

Inquire about Connecticut sports and recreation with the Old Saybrook Rec department to enjoy nearby baseball and softball among other area activities.


Bowling


AMF Saybrook Bowl

925 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 388-3488

Compete with the whole family at AMF Bowl, your center for Connecticut recreation. Enjoy food and beverages and a day or night of fun on the lanes.


Kayaking, Canoeing and Tubing


Farmington River Tubing

92 Main Street
New Hartford, CT 06057
(860) 693-6465

Farmington River Tubing will place you and your friends in bright yellow or green river tubes for a 2.5-mile ride down the wild and scenic Farmington River. Float through the picturesque calm sections and then experience three sets of rapids for thrills and splashes!


Stony Creek Kayak

327 Leetes Island Road
Stony Creek, CT 06405
(203) 481-6401

Venture with Stony Creek Kayak and explore the excitement of sea kayaking in diverse and challenging environments. The specialty here is the Sunset Tour of the Thimble Islands. Whether you want to watch for birds or surf incoming currents, the Thimbles offer the best kayaking conditions for paddlers of all levels.


Huck Finn Adventures

21 Waterville Road
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 693-0385

Choose from a 3, 5 and 9-mile trip ranging from two to five hours in duration. Many groups bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the 3-mile stop at the Simsbury Sycamore, the largest tree in Connecticut. Canoes typically hold families of 5 (two adults with three smaller children.)


Skiing


Mount Southington Ski Area

396 Mount Vernon Road
Plantsville, CT 06479

(860) 628-0954

This ski area is conveniently located at Exit 30 off I-84, offering day and night skiing. After being out on the slopes, relax in the slope side lounge where you can enjoy fine food and beverages.


Powder Ridge Ski Area

99 Powder Hill Road
Middlefield, CT 06455

(860) 349-3454

Discover alpine skiing at Powder Ridge Ski Area, offering varied terrain for multiple levels of ability. The area is also well lit at night, encouraging all day skiing adventures. Amenities include dining onsite, wireless Internet access and more.


Birdwatching


Hammonasset State Park

At about a thousand acres, this is one of Connecticut's best shoreline birding spots, comprised of a long beach on Long Island Sound, marsh habitat on the Sound and the Hammonasset River, rocks and sand, grasses and hardwoods.


Connecticut Audubon Society

2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, CT 06824

(203) 259-6305, ext. 103

Connecticut Audubon Society was founded in 1898 as an independent, statewide, nonprofit membership-supported organization dedicated to providing excellence in environmental education, encouraging conservation of the state's natural resources and advocating for enlightened leadership on ecological matters. Connecticut Audubon manages 19 wildlife sanctuaries around the state preserving over 2,200 acres of open space.

 

Water's Edge Resort and Spa

1525 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, Connecticut 06498, United States

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