- 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.
Since 1898, the Connecticut Audubon Society had focused on conservation efforts through environmental education and preservation of local birds and their habitats. An animal exhibit room is featured on site as well as views of the habitats from observation platforms.
Sasco Hill beach is a beautiful beach offering privacy and a quiet atmosphere as well as many amenities such as picnicking, kayaking, sailing and birdwatching. The beach also features BBQ grills, an adjacent golf course and views of the harbor.
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Offering views of two waterfalls, Wadsworth Falls State Park can be used for fishing and has a pond that can be used for swimming. The park features trails for hiking and biking as well as picnic and restroom facilities.
Stratford's Short Beach is a municipal beach noted for three species of wildlife: horseshoe crabs, piping plover and nesting terns. The plovers and terns are especially important to conservationists because they nest on the ground and require safe locations to do so.
Norwalk's The Maritime Aquarium is a large institution featuring amazing and diverse exhibits from around the world. Its most unusual features include a shark touch tank, meerkat habitat, IMAX theater, educational children's camp and a series of exhibits on African marine life.
Located in Westport, Connecticut, Compo Beach is a municipal beach that is tremendously popular in the spring and summer. In addition to its immaculate beach, the surrounding park offers tennis courts, a skate park, and opening skating zone, a softball field and a large field for other sports.
Featuring full digital projection and sound, Crown Sono Regent is a local movie theater showing the latest Hollywood released films to its guests. Other theater amenities include concessions options, assisted listening devices, and theater rentals.
Offering a paved ramp for visitors to launch their boat from, Bissell Bridge Boat Launch offers scenic views of Windsor Meadows State Park. The river is surrounded by trees and has a concrete bridge running over it.
With exhibits featuring the City of Norwalk, Norwalk Museum contains maps, photographs, pottery, letters, manuscripts, signs and a library of over 500 books. The museum offers tours as well as educational programs and lectures.