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Things To Do in Hartford, CT
Riverfest is an annual event that has been held in Hartford for the past 32 years. It is usually scheduled on or close to the 4th of July, and is one of the city's most identifiable and signature festivals. The breadth of the event is evidenced by the fact that it takes place at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford and Founders Plaza, and Great River Park. Riverfest features free entertainment like live bands, musicians, clowns and other walk-about entertainers as well as kid's activities and more. A dazzling fireworks show is one of the event's many highlights.
Hartford resident Harriet Beecher Stowe attracted plenty of attention when she published her anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Her outspoken nature and desire to champion issues like human dignity and equality were hallmarks of not only her work, but of the woman herself. You can learn more about her and her various campaigns to end racism when you visit the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. The center and museum of sorts hosts various exhibits that stand alongside Stowe's personal effects that all work together to tell the story of this courageously outspoken author whose battle is still being fought today. The center spotlights current projects that are still being implemented in Stowe's honor.
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.