Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
605 Gold Star Highway
Groton, CT 06340
Phone: (860) 445-1986
Fax: (860) 449-9426
Who says beach volleyball is restricted to just the summer months up North? The Sandbox in Mystic offers year-round outdoor sports in the comfort of an indoor facility. Athletes of all ages can stop by The Sandbox for playing on volleyball, badminton, tennis and more no matter what time of year it is. The venue is also available for private parties and social functions in New England's only indoor beach facility.
Formerly, the New London-Waterford Speed Bowl, the Waterford Speedbowl has been entertaining racing enthusiasts since 1951. Apart from usual races, it also hosts events like Wild N' Wacky Wednesday Series. For racing schedule and other details, check website.
Located in the deep forests of Connecticut, is the fantastic Lake of Isles which comprises of 18-hole private golf course, a 50,000 square foot clubhouse and an impressive golf academy with four indoor amazing teaching studios. Designed by talented golf architect Reese Jones, Lake of Isles is an excellent choice to celebrate occasions or to simply enjoy the sport. The club house plays host to weddings, private parties and corporate meetings. There are varied golf offers and unique wedding packages available, the details of which can be sought by checking the website.
Norwich Golf Course has a good driving range and offers a challenging play in Norwich. The 18-hole golf course has a course score of 70.0.
Over 700 acres (283 hectares) of beachfront, marshland and wildlife preserves fill this lovely area of East Lyme along Long Island Sound. Enjoy an afternoon of hiking around and exploring the different terrains of this park. If you prefer the beach, there are lovely sandy beaches to lounge on, build a sandcastle or picnicking. From May through September, you can camp at the park or fish during the appropriate seasons.
McCulloch Farm in Old Lyme has been breeding Morgan Horses since the 1940s. Morgan horses are available for sale with prices ranging from USD3500 to USD30,000. There are open house events held throughout the year, so check the website for times when the whole family can visit and enjoy the property.
The Fox Hopyard Golf Club is open from March through November in the lovely Connecticut River-town of East Haddam. This is a Par 71 golf course that spans roughly 7000 yards (6400 meters) and includes facilities such as a restaurant, tee shop, sports bar and banquet hall. The club also houses the on-site restaurant, On the Rocks, where delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served.
Offering stunning views and world-class surf fishing, Montauk Point State Park is set on the eastern tip of Long Island, gazing over both the Atlantic Ocean and Block Island Sound. Nature trails criss-crossing the wooded expanse are perfect for hiking or cross-country skiing (depending on the season), and the park is open from sunrise until sunset all year long.
A charming beach resort, the city of Montauk is most famous for its commercial fishing industry. This town has a lot to offer with a vast array of attraction, hotels, restaurants and state parks that make it vibrant and busy. Also termed as "The Living End," this place is a popular tourist destination in summer.
Mitchell Park is a local gathering spot where one can see people relaxing at all times of the day. Known mostly for the splendid views of the water and the live events that are held here, it is the soul of the city. Children enjoy the carousel rides on weekends. In winters one can access the ice-skating rink which also offers skating lessons. Basically a place to enjoy some quietude, the Mitchell Park is great for fun get-togethers and family picnics.