- 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 Metacomet Ridge range, Rattlesnake Mountain is a popular destination for both hikers and rock climbers. Managed by a state park commission, the mountain features numerous marked trails and climbing faces for a variety of skill levels.
Located on 41 acres of quiet residential land, Algonquin Park is a public park offering a number of amenities for its visitors to enjoy. These amenities include a playground, numerous sports fields, a fishing pond, and nature trails throughout.
The prestigious Miss Porter's School is a girls' secondary school located in Farmington, Connecticut. This exclusive private academy prepares young women to enter college and eventually change the world. It has highly regarded biology and chemistry curricula.
Lock 12 Historical Park is essentially a public area based on a restored section of the Farmington Canal. Popular features of the park include a nearly three mile biking and hiking trail, picnic areas, and a museum.
The Cheshire Historical Society is an organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of the area to the local community. The organization owns and operates an antique shop that contains products from years pre-1985.
Since opening in 1984, the Unionville Museum has displayed historical, cultural and traditional artifacts showcasing the village of Unionville. Past exhibits include 'Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouts' and an annual Yuletide celebration.
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Offering individual studios to local artists, Farmington Valley Arts Center is a non-profit organization with a gallery containing sculpture and paintings. The center also provides art education to kids with a yearly summer camp.
A National Historic Landmark dating back to the 18th century, the Stanley Whitman House offers a glimpse of life during the colonial era. The restored house and grounds feature museum exhibits while costumed docents provide educational background about the site.