in Hartford, CT
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Boating and Water Recreation
749 Hopmeadow St
Simsbury, CT 06070 Directions
Boating and water recreation enthusiasts enjoy their time on the water when they light out on the Farmington River. The river is easily accessible from the road starting below Goodwin Dam in Heartland, Connecticut. Boaters enjoy seasonal excursions, with the best being in the late spring and early summer.
Checkered Flag Raceway
1762 Berlin Turnpike
Berlin, CT 06037 Directions
Make your way to the checkered flag–the one that signals you've arrived for a good time at Checkered Flag Raceway. Located in Berlin just a few minutes from Hartford, this is undoubtedly the best outdoor go-kart racetrack in all of New England. This challenging but fun ¼ mile track will find you revving up the engine in your kart as you put the pedal to the metal. Plus, there is an excellent arcade with all the latest video games as well as a snack bar. It's high-speed fun and recreation for the whole family!
1 Civic Center Plaza
Hartford, CT 06120 Directions
Connecticut Whale (formerly the Hartford Wolf Pack) is a professional hockey team based in Hartford. The sports team plays in the American Hockey League and play their home games in the XL Center. The Whale are the top affiliate of the National Hockey League's New York Rangers.
Casting a line in the Farmington River always tends to put a smile on the faces of many anglers. The reason? The chances are better than average that they will find something memorable on the other end of their fishing line. The Farmington River is the second-largest trout fishery in the state of Connecticut, and both fishermen and fly fishers have the potential of catching several different species that include rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon and other freshwater fish.
Hall Of Fame Silver Lanes
748 Silver Ln
Hartford, CT 06118 Directions
Strike up some fun with family and friends at Hall Of Fame Silver Lanes in East Hartford. This state-of-the-art bowling facility boasts 52 lanes that are equipped with new upper monitors that help you easily keep track of the game. There's also a separate lounge area that comfortably sits 50 guests and you can relax between frames as you watch your favorite sporting events on any of the impressively large flat screen TVs. There's also more fun for the kids in the video arcade, plus plenty of pool tables to distract you and even a DJ spinning tunes over the weekend.
Penwood State Park
560 Simsbury Rd
Bloomfield, CT 06002 Directions
Mountain bikers in Hartford enjoy a trek through Penwood State Park. Located approximately 9 miles northwest of Hartford off Connecticut Highway 185, the recreation trail is as challenging as it is picturesque. To the west, the trail approaches edges of cliffs, so extreme caution is strongly advised. Less experienced riders should steer clear of (or carefully through) the single track trails.
Whitewater kayaking and rafting are some water recreation activities that are not for the fainthearted. When you find yourself traversing the water's natural forces, the adrenaline rush is unlike anything you've ever experienced. You can experience it in Hartford by taking to the Salmon River by way of the Jeremy River to Route 16 to experience some of the best rides that the river has to offer.
The Connecticut Huskies
1800 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT 06117 Directions
A game of hoops is always exciting, especially if the team hitting the court is The Connecticut Huskies. Both the men's and women's sports teams of the University of Connecticut are known for some great defense, offense and sharply focused three-pointers. The teams play their home games at the XL Center located downtown. Other games are played at Gampel Pavilion which is located on the university's campus.
West Hartford Reservoir
Get a look at some of Hartford’s best scenery from behind a set of handlebars when you hit the West Hartford Reservoir bike trail. The recreation trail is located about 8 miles west of Hartford and starts off with a fairly steep climb of about 400 feet. From there, cruise along a ridge and take a gradual descent but you will encounter a single-track trail that requires even more attention to assure safety for both you and fellow bikers and walkers on the trail.
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