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15 Best Things To Do In Windsor Locks (ct)(ct)

Windsor Locks, United States


The name of this town between Hartford and Springfield on the west bank of the Connecticut River comes from a canal that was constructed in the 1820s.

The Enfield Falls Canal is mostly intact despite being obsolete for more than 150 years, and its towpath can be walked via the Windsor Locks Canal State Park.

On the subject of transport the town is home to Bradley International Airport, the second largest airport in New England and the busiest in Connecticut.

In a series of hangar´s here you can explore the New England Air Museum, endowed with some awesome pieces of aviation heritage specific to Connecticut and the wider region.

Letś Explore best things to do in and aroun Windsor Locks, Connecticut:

1. New England Air Museum:

New England, and Connecticut in particular, has a great deal of avistion heritage as you´ll discover at this first-rate museum at Bradly International Airport

2. Windsor Locks, canal State Park Trail:

In Windsor Locks and Suffield you can walk the 45-mile Canal completed in 2829. This waterway was built to help river-going traffic avoid a section of rapids that could only be navigated with the help of a ¨fallsman¨ with a long stick.

3. Noden-Reed Museum:

This historic house, along with its rare brick burn, is cared for by the Windsor Historical Society, and open for guided tours in the afternoon on the last Sunday of the month.

4. Northwest Park:

If your interest in, piqued by this areas tobacco- growing heritage then Windor´s Northwest Park is an obligatory visit, just over the Farmington River

5. Farmington Canal Heritage Trail:

You can trace the route of a longer former canal on this trail that passes through East Granby and Suffield just to the west of Windor Locks

6. Connecticut Trolley Museum:

The oldest mueum in the United States devoted in electric railroading is on the opposite, bank of the Connecticut River in East Windsoe.

7. Vintage Radio & Communications Museum Ct:

You can take a trip through the history of modern communication technology at this loveable museum in Windsor

8. Phelps - Hatheway House:

The oldest parts of the Phelps - Hatheway House on the southern ell, are from the 1730s, but the house was extended throughout the 18th century with what is now a central block in the 1760s and a northern ell in 1798. This gives the property a sprawling aspect, with exh section capped with a genteel ganbrel roof.

9. Old Ner - Gate Prison & Copper Mine:

A little grim but highly absorbin, this National Historic site in East Granby started out in the early - 18th centruy as a copper mine, in operation until the 1740s.

10. Southwest Family Park/Veterans Memorial Park:

Adding up to more than 40 acres, thses two banks, literally in the Southwest of Windsor Locks, boast a wide array of recreation facilities

11. Brignole Vineyards:

In East Granby Brignole Vineyards fas a stunning Greek Revival winery, purpose - bulit amd surrounded by rows of vines

12. Spare Time Windsor Locks:

Previously known as Bradlye Bowl, this old- school bowling alley has been around as long as most people from thearea can remember

13. Connecticut Fallen Firefighters Memorial:

At Bradley International Airport within seconds of the New England Air Museum there´s a poignant museument to the state´s firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty

14. Broad Brock Brewing:

At the time of writing in Spetember 2019 this treasured craft brewery was expanding, making the move front East Windsor across the river to nearby Suffield

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