Weekend Getaways in the Nutmeg State

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway in Connecticut, we have the list for you. Fun in the sun can’t be beat in the summertime so apply your sunscreen and get ready for adventure, relaxation, history, and family fun.

Lake Compounce

Main entrance to Lake Compounce amusement park
Main entrance, Lake Compounce amusement park, Bristol, CT, USA. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Did you know that America’s oldest continuously operating amusement park is here in Connecticut? Lake Compounce opened in 1846 and has been delighting and thrilling guests ever since. With the #1 wooden roller coaster, Boulder Dash, and the oldest coaster in New England, Wildcat, thrill seekers will have a ball in this theme park. But don’t worry – it’s not just for people who want a rush. Take the kids on classic rides for children, paddle around in the lazy river, and play in the wave pool. There is a campground on site with cabins, huts, tipis, RV sites, and tent sites so you can stay the night.

Putnam, Pomfret, and More

Roseland Cottage
Roseland Cottage, Woodstock, CT Source: Wikimedia Commons

Visit Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner.” Northeast Connecticut is home to Roseland Cottage, the 1846 summer home of Henry and Lucy Bowen and their family. Tour this magnificent estate before going for a long walk along the Quinebaug River on the River Mills Heritage Trail . Shop in downtown Putnam and get another stamp in your CT Wine Trail Passport Program at Taylor Brooke Winery. Stay at the Mansion on Bald Hill, complete with four-poster beds, quaint charm, and comfortable rooms.

Club Getaway

Group of friends floating on dragon shape float on lake.
Club Getaway Lakeside retreat. Source: www.clubgetaway.com

If you’re looking for fun in the sun, look no further than Club Getaway. This lakeside retreat has been known as an adult’s summer camp, but don’t let that fool you. Family camping is fully available at this 300-acre woodland heaven. With zip lines, paddle boarding, kayaking, wakeboarding, and more adventure activities, you’ll stay active all day long. The rustic chic cabins are air conditioned and comfortable, with lakeside views from morning until night.

Water’s Edge Resort and Spa

Waters Edge Resort and Spa beach
Water’s Edge Resport and Spa. Source: www.watersedgeresort.com

Water’s Edge Resort and Spa is located on the beach of the Long Island Sound. It’s family friendly, with swimming pools, a playground, a golf course, water sports, art galleries, tennis courts, live entertainment, fire pits, a fitness center, restaurants, and more along your own private beach in Westbrook, CT. With rooms, suites, villas, and rental homes available, you’re sure to have a great stay in these pristine and well-appointed accommodations. Have a blast on the beach!