- The list below includes 134 free or cheap things to do in or near Kent, Connecticut, including 112 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, History Museums, Sculpture Parks and Specialty Museums.
- From Macedonia Brook State Park to Kent Falls State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Kent and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park, Danbury and New Milford.
Part of the Hudson River Maritime Museum complex features the Rondout Lighthouse which was the first lighthouse at the entrance to Rondout Creek. Visitors must take a water vessel to the lighthouse though since there is no way to access the site by land.
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The New York Trolley Museum is dedicated to granting more exposure to the world of trolleys and subways. For over 60 years this museum has sought to spread the word of the importance the trolley system has played in the local area.
As one of only 16 designated urban parks, the Kingston Heritage Area Visitors Center sees a lot of tourism. The heritage center features many exhibits depicting local and state history, as well as re-enactments of major cultural events.
One of the city's richest and well-known citizens provided the name for Cornell Park as he lived adjacent to the area where it is located. The upper section has a veterans monument while the lower has areas for free play and relaxation.
One of Beacon's more challenging hikes, the Mount Beacon Incline Railway offers breathtaking views of New York. The railway is a historical piece of the area, and once at the top of the summit, the flat land offers great areas for picnics and photography.
Described as 'a new art movement for the next generation,' Morphicism is a gallery that features distinctive interactive sliding screens for showcasing works of art. The screens are a unique invention of the gallery's owners.
New York's Howland Cultural Center is a hub for the artistic community of Beacon. The center features art displayed throughout the historic home and features an iconic red door. It is also available for rent and hosts special events year-round.
Those interested in learning the heritage of Beacon, NY and its inhabitants will enjoy touring the Madam Brett Homestead. The historic homestead is an 18th century home that housed seven generations of the Brett family.