- Our list of the best things to do in Colchester, Connecticut, features the top 378 nearby activities — including 155 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Colchester, CT has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 4 things to do within the city of Colchester, CT , followed by 374 popular activities in nearby cities, including Hartford, Groton, New London, West Hartford, Mystic, Middletown, Waterford, South Windsor, Manchester, Clinton, East Haddam, Norwich, Newington, Old Saybrook, New Britain, Niantic, Wethersfield, Mashantucket, Old Lyme, Madison, Essex, Glastonbury, Westbrook, Meriden, East Hartford, Uncasville, Windsor, Wallingford, Storrs, Willimantic, East Lyme, Mansfield, New Hartford, Pomfret, Guilford, Stonington and Ivoryton
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Cafe Mangia 68 Linwood Ave., Colchester, CT MoreLess Info
Saucy pastas, tender steaks, and Italian dishes alight on granite tabletops inside or on wraparound porch
62% 73 votes
11 Shailor Hill Road, Colchester, CT MoreLess Info
No visit to Priam Vineyards in Colchester, Connecticut is complete without a trip to the tasting room. Guests are also invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy from the tasting patio or the vineyard's beautiful grounds.
67% 9 votes
Route 16, Colchester, CT 06447 MoreLess Info
Featuring Connecticut's historical covered bridges, Salmon River State Forest consists of a large river and its surrounding forest. Visitors are allowed to hunt and fish in the park. There is also a designated picnic area that has grills.
60% 15 votes
Day Pond Road, Colchester, CT MoreLess Info
A popular spot for fishing in Colchester, Day Pond State Park is both peaceful and serene. Park goers can enjoy an array of fun activities including swimming and hiking along the trail.
- 2 votes
396 Old Hartford Road, Colchester, CT 06415 MoreLess Info
Visitors can see the latest blockbuster films at Gallery Cinemas Inc. The lobby has several movie memorabilia items on display; including large posters and a car. Its concession stand sells snacks and drinks.
83% 109 votes
366 Hopyard Road, East Haddam, CT 06423 MoreLess Info
One of Connecticut's most unusual parks is Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam. The park takes its name from its central waterfall, which is riddled with holes that, according to local legend, stretch down into Hell.
100% 3 votes
98 Smith Road, East Haddam, CT 06423 MoreLess Info
Guests can enjoy guided kayaking tours of the Salmon and Connecticut Rivers with Quiet Kayak Guided River Tours. The tours last for three hours and include kayaks, paddles, instruction, binoculars, and life jackets.
68% 2879 votes
Route 2, Mashantucket, CT 06339 MoreLess Info
Connecticut's Foxwoods Casino & Resort is an exciting place to see and be seen. Its state-of-the-art electronic gaming machines and elegant facilities are matched by sumptuous suites, beautiful guest rooms and personalized, attentive guest services.
- 0 votes
8-10 Echo Farm Road, East Haddam, CT 6469 MoreLess Info
Spanning 300 acres, Machimoodus State Park is composed of woodlands, rivers, cove waterfronts, and scenic hiking trails. Picnic areas and pit toilets are available, and birdwatching, fishing, and horseback riding are permitted.
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8 Echo Farm Road, East Haddam, CT 6469 MoreLess Info
A 300-acre park, Machimoodus State Park features a variety of landscapes, including woods, meadows, uplands, and waterfront areas. Visitors can bird watch, hike the extensive trails, or simply relax and take in nature.
- 0 votes
11 Deer Run, East Haddam, CT 06423 MoreLess Info
The Captain's Fishing Adventures & River Tours is a tour company that offers personalized excursions of the Connecticut River and fishing tours in Long Island South. The company offers group and private tours.