- The list below includes 278 free or cheap things to do in or near Shelton, Connecticut, including 119 different types of inexpensive activities like Farms & Ranches, Parks, Family Fun Center and Dog Park.
- From Indian Well State Park to Constitution Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Shelton and in nearby cities within 25 miles like New Haven, Norwalk, Hamden and Milford.
Specializing in apples and apple cider, Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard is open from September to early December. This seasonal produce farm features a bevy of delicious apple-related products and ephemera.
Diverse activities await at SportsCenter of Connecticut, located in Shelton. Ice skating, paintball, hockey, golf, putt-putt and much more await visitors throughout the year. SportsCenter also houses an arts-and-crafts center called Glitter.