Best Springtime Activities in Hartford
Spring has sprung in Connecticut! It’s time to pack away the winter gear and take advantage of a wide variety of attractions and activities that will await you in the great outdoors in Hartford and beyond.
Fun Around Hartford
Smell the Roses
Nothing announces the arrival of spring more than fresh, fragrant flowers. Check out the daffodils and other gorgeous spring blooms at Elizabeth Park and Laurel Ridge Daffodils in Hartford. Elizabeth Park is home to more than 800 varieties of roses that begin their majestic show in early June.
Fly a Kite
Spring is the perfect time to fly a kite. There’s plenty of room at Stanley Quarter Park in New Britain or Wolcott Park in West Hartford.
Grab a rod and reel, some bait, and go fishing! Attend the free Sheila Schmidt Family Fishing Night at Washington Park on May 19th in Windsor.
Spring in Connecticut
Visit the Waterfalls
Connecticut has hundreds of gorgeous waterfalls that are easily accessible. Go hiking and find these watery treasures at Enders Falls in Granby, Kent Falls in Kent, Buttermilk Falls in Plymouth, Great Falls in Canaan/Falls Village, and so many more.
Go to the Beach
Hit the beach for free at any of Connecticut’s state-owned beaches. It might not be warm enough to swim, but there’s always something fun to do at the shore. Admission is always free for Connecticut residents.
Join a Scavenger Hunt
Each year the town of Milford honors the pirate Captain Kidd, who legend has it buried gold treasure on the Connecticut coast more than 300 years ago. Join in on a scavenger hunt on June 10th and enjoy the pirate-themed day complete with vendors, live entertainment, and food & drinks.
Zip around the state in search of the perfect rope course and zip line adventure. The state is full of courses suitable for the family all the way to advanced skill levels. Check out The Adventure Park at Storrs, The Adventure Park at the Discovery Center
Bridgeport, Fields of Fire Adventure Park in Mystic, Empower Leadership and Sports Adventure Center in Middletown, or Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park in Portland to find the course that’s right for you.
Spend the Day at a Museum
If you’re not into flying through the treetops and would like something more down to earth, check out the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, which is the largest Native American museum in the world, or see a show at Downtown Cabaret in Bridgeport. Offerings include Snow White and Princess and the Frog.
Park Place Towers is an ideal place to spend any time of year, especially in Spring. We are centrally located near downtown Hartford, you can take advantage of all the city has to offer. Contact us today for availability and rates.