- The list below includes 242 free or cheap things to do in or near Waterford, Connecticut, including 111 different types of inexpensive activities like Fishing, Beaches, Bowling and Movie Theaters.
- From Harkness Memorial State Park to Waterford Beach Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Waterford and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Groton, Montauk, Mystic and New London.
Waterford, Connecticut's Harkness Memorial State Park offers many appealing features, including picnic grounds and large gardens. Its main attraction is the whitewashed Harkness mansion, which is now open for tours.
Views of the tidal marshes and the Long Island Sound are a main draw of the Waterford Beach Park. Rather than a sculpted beach, this park offers an unmodified natural beach setting with one of the best examples of an intact dune system.
Located on the Niantic River, Niantic Bay Marina Boat Valet is a marina offering a number of amenities for boat owners to enjoy. Indoor rack storage for boats, a repair facility, and a marine store are among the amenities available.
Hosted on an 85-foot long aluminum fishing vessel, Mijoy 747 Deep Sea Fishing is a business offering fishing trips to those who visit. Guests on the fishing vessel commonly enjoy deep sea fishing, sightseeing, and relaxing on the water.
As a family operated business, Dot-E-Dee Sportfishing Charters takes visitors on deep sea fishing trips on a 36' Harris Sport boat. Visitors have the opportunity to catch shark, striper, porgies, and tuna.