Out and About Mom's latest blog post, the 2015 Summer Bucket Listfor the Connecticut Mom will provide you with lots of fun activities anddestinations (over 50!) to keep your family busy all summer long.
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Hole in theWall Beach
This cozy beach ispart of McCook Point Park located in Niantic, Connecticut. Families can enjoythe beautiful views of Niantic Bay, let the kids play on the nearby playground,and then take a short walk to downtown Niantic for a meal or ice cream treat.
-Baptist Lane, Niantic, Connecticut
UConn Dairy Bar
Ice cream doesn'tget more homemade than this! Even the milk comes from UConn's own cows. Enjoydelicious ice cream, catch a glimpse of ice cream making in action, and take aself-guided tour through the nearby UConn animal barns where you'll encounterlivestock like cows, sheep and horses. A perfect outing for a summer day!
-3636 Horsebarn Hill Road Extension, Storrs, Connecticut
Wadsworth FallsState Park
This state parklocated in Middletown is filled with family-friendly activities. Take a shortwalk from the parking area to view the stunning Wadsworth Falls, hike one ofthe many trails, or cool off in the swimming area.
-721 Wadsworth Street, Middletown, Connecticut
Pick Your OwnFlowers at Petersen Farm
Sure you know aboutpick your own fruit, but did you know there's a farm in South Windsor where youcan pick your own bouquet of flowers? Choose from rows and rows of beautifulblooms, and surprise someone special with a bouquet of fresh flowers. The farmis open for picking from July through September (or first frost), with peakflower season in August.
-125 Burgess Road,South Windsor, Connecticut
Enjoy thisbeautiful property while sampling some local wine. Outdoor games and plenty ofspace to run make this a great family-friendly outing.
-80 Lost Acres Road, North Granby, Connecticut
Abbott'sLobster in the Rough
This is thequintessential spot to savor that summertime staple: lobster rolls! Enjoydelicious seafood and sea views at this low-key, laid-back family diningestablishment just steps from the ocean.
-117 Pearl Street, Noank, Connecticut
Stamford Museum& Nature Center
There is so much tosee and do at this Stamford destination. Visit with farm animals, check outtheir new Heckscher WILD exhibit, enjoy their walking trails, and let the kidsburn off all their energy at the natural playground. Plan for a full day offun!
-39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, Connecticut
Thisfamily-friendly farmers' market offers great activities for kids likeface-painting and balloon animals, and grown-ups will love the chance to selectfrom fabulous fruits, vegetables, pies, breads, jams, cheeses and so many otherlocal products. And everyone will be excited to see the food trucks serving upeclectic fare. Don't forget a stop at nearby Mikey's Place Playground after youfinish shopping! The market is open on Thursdays from 3-6pm, May 14th throughOctober.
-220 Hartford Avenue, Wethersfield, Connecticut