Great Outdoors - Under 1 Hour from Host Hotel

Great Outdoors - Under 1 Hour from Host Hotel

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 6:00am to Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 6:00am

Misquamicut State Beach  Westerly, RI   40 Minutes
Westerly‟s famous beaches offer something for everyone: sand, surf, excitement or tranquility.  As Rhode Island‟s largest state beach, it has a moderate surf and little undertow, with areas for body and board surfing.  This seven-mile stretch of sand and surf is a mecca for family fun with its wide array of attractions, including an amusement park, waterslides, carousel, mini golf and other activities.    

Ocean Beach Park    New London, CT   15 Minutes
Southeastern Connecticut‟s largest beach and boardwalk, fresh-water pool, miniature golf, kiddie rides, playground, family arcade, carousel, nature walk, and gift shop,   

Science Center of Eastern Connecticut  New London, CT 15 Minutes
Young and old can explore and discover science through hands-on interaction with sound and light equipment, computers, puzzles and paradoxes, live animals and more.  Hiking trails, herb garden, picnic area and science store.  Programs for all ages.    

Old Norwichtown Burial Ground  Norwich, CT  5 Minutes
Old Burying Grounds will interest genealogist and admirers of the tombstone carver‟s art.  Governor Samuel Huntington, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Hannah Arnold, mother of Benedict Arnold, are buried here. Located near the Lowthorpe Meadows, the 18th Century cemetery is a tranquil sanctuary in which to ponder New England‟s past.
Camelot Cruises    Haddam, CT   40 Minutes
Camelot Cruises offers spectacular dining and unique entertainment while cruising the scenic and ever-placid Connecticut River. Every occasion on Camelot Cruises a unique and magical experience. Their new 400 passenger luxury cruise ships are climate controlled and offer the ideal setting for your special event.   

Bicycling / Kayaking  Bicycle / Kayak Rentals   Mystic, CT   30 Minutes
Mystic Bike & Kayak Center can provide bicycle rentals for your guests use while in Mystic, CT. They provide a full range of Bicycle rentals including mountain bicycles & hybrid & comfort bikes.

Parasail USA    Waterford, CT  25 Minutes
The powersail winchboat provides the rider with a gentle launch off the platform (located at the stern of the boat and a safe and gentle landing back to the same platform, without getting wet. Also available are kayak and boat rentals. 

Eastern CT Balloon Services  Jewett City, CT  20 Minutes
Our 'ballooning season' in Eastern Connecticut is usually from April through December. However, they will fly any time of the year if the weather permits. Balloon rides are approximately one-hour in duration with champagne and a Certificate of First Flight after landing. They currently have two 5-person balloons operating, 4 passengers and 1 pilot per balloon. Groups larger than 8 passengers can be accommodated by utilizing other balloon ride companies, if available for the date you request. 
Captain John’s Nature Cruise  Waterford, CT  25 Minutes
Enjoy seal, bald eagle and lighthouse cruise aboard the 100‟ Sunbeam Express.  
Project Oceanology   Groton, CT   30 Minutes  Step aboard the Enviro-lab for a 2 ½ hour hands-on oceanographic cruise, venture to New London‟s famous Ledge Lighthouse and walk up the tower.  Come aboard for Harbor Seal Watch on Long Island Sound in winter.  Programs conducted by professional marine scientist on U.S. Coast Guard certified vessels. 

Arboretum and Thames Center  New London, CT  15 Minutes
The Connecticut College Arboretum was established in 1931 on the campus of Connecticut College, a private, co-ed, liberal arts institution. Today, the Arboretum encompasses approximately 750 acres of preserved open space in the city of New London and the town of Waterford in southeastern Connecticut, including the Connecticut College Campus.  

Sailing      Mystic, CT    30 Minutes
Embark on a cruise aboard Argia, home-ported in nearby Mystic, CT.  Argia, her very name conjures up images of the legendary Goddess who inspired men to sail the seas.  Argia is an authentic replica of a 19th century gaff-rigged schooner, complete with varnished mahogany interiors and brass lamps.  This magnificent 81‟ vessel was designed by, and built to Captain Frank Fulchiero‟s high standards, and is fully approved by the US coast Guard.

Capacity:  48 passengers.  Note:  Seating capacity is 45; additional passengers can sit on deck.