22. Water, Water Everywhere
- Sharks Ahoy! Visit the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, I-95 Exit 14N/15S. Seals, river otters and 1,000 other marine animals and see an awesome movie on the giant IMAX screen. Take the ferry to the Sheffield Lighthouse for a tour and, if it’s Thursday, an evening clambake.
- Then head up Rte. 8 to I-84 East Exit 31 to ride the Boulder Dash, voted the #1 wooden roller coaster in the world at Lake Compounce Theme Park. Lots of water fun too, to wear out the kids for a good night’s rest in the Hartford area.
- Next day, take a tube ride down the scenic Farmington River from Satan’s Kingdom State Recreation area, Route 44, New Hartford.
- Then it’s all aboard at historic Essex Station for a sightseeing excursion on the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, Rte. 9 Exit 3, Essex, a perfect way to end a great getaway.
DRIVING TIP: Approximate driving distance between furthest points (1 & 4) is 118 miles.
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