August Day Tripping in Connecticut

Looking to take some family day trips before summer ends? Check out these staycation options in Connecticut

Copper Creek (tournament level) Mini Golf, Montville - Ages 8 and up

At Nature's Art Village, Copper Creek Mini Golf is a new, challenging, one-of-a-kind course for families to enjoy. The 18-hole course is only wheelchair accessible for the first 9 holes, and will not allow children under 6 years old to be on any of the premises. Please call 860.443.4367 for more information. 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Montville, CT 06370.

Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury - All Ages

Quassy is a family-oriented amusement and water park. For the month of August, Quassy will be open from 11am to 8pm Sunday-Thursday, and 11am to 10pm Friday and Saturday. From August 28th-31st, the park will close at 5pm. With kiddie, family, thrill, and water rides, there is something for everyone at Quassy. Call 1-800-FOR-PARK or 203-758-2913 for more information, or visit
Lake Quassapaug, Rt. 64 (2132 Middlebury Road), Middlebury, CT 06762.

Beach Day! Compo, Penfield, or Jennings, Westport & Fairfield - All Ages

Spend an afternoon or evening at the beach! Compo Beach in Westport and Penfield & Jennings Beaches in Fairfield are all good, local options for beach fun this August. Some of these locations require a beach sticker or parking fee to use their parking lots. Compo Beach is open from 4am to 10pm; all vehicle must be gone by midnight. Penfield & Jennings Beaches are open from 10am to 8pm.

Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park, Portland - All Ages

Come down to Brownstone for a day of aquatic fun! From slides to jet skiis to zip lining, all activities run over a big lake and involve water. Call (866) 860-0208 for more information, or visit 161 Brownstone Avenue, Portland, Conn, 06480. 

Lake Compounce, Bristol - All Ages

Lake Compounce is a perfect park for family fun! From roller coasters to water rides to shows, there is so much going on at Lake Compounce this season. Call 860-583-3300 for more information, or visit 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010.