Econo Lodge Conference Center
100 Pond Lily Ave.
New Haven, CT 06525
Phone: (203) 387-6651
Fax: (203) 387-6651
Nestled in the small town of Woodbridge, New England Brewing Company is a microbrewery that focuses on production of German-style beers. The ingredients like malt and hops, and even the grains are sourced from Germany, to retain the authenticity of the German flavors. But lagers are not the only libations available here, they also brew delicious ales. Visitors can schedule a tour around the facility, this also includes tasting of the beers. You can also take home a growler filled with your favorite brew.
The nature center, all of 43 acres, is home to over 300 different species of flora. Known to be the first urban nature center in the country, visitors have loads to do here. The Nature House exhibits a variety of local insects, reptiles and amphibians, while the Visitor Center has a birding area. Rangers arrange programs such as animal tracking and wildflower walks for those interested. Accommodation is available for those interested in staying over.
Edgewood Park is home to a popular weekly farmer's market during the summer.
The Hopkins School in New Haven is one of the nation's oldest continuously-run preparatory school in the United States. The school was founded by Edward Hopkins, a governor of the Connecticut Colony, who left the land to the Colony to found the school in 1660. Grades at this day school go from 7th to 12 grades. This liberal arts school thrives on academics, the arts and athletics, so there are always events open to students and campus visitors to showcase the school's special talents.
Edgewood Skate Park is ideal for a good day's skating, provided you are all padded up. The course is apt for skateboarders and inline skaters to practice their skills. The park is accessible to the public and charges a minimum fee per session. Though beginners rub shoulders with the pros, word is that newcomers face a tough time. Check the safety policy before venturing.
Sports fans visiting New Haven have a reason to rejoice. The Southern Connecticut State University Athletics facilities - Jess Dow Field, the Ball Park, and James Moore Fieldhouse (which is the most important athletic complex here), will definitely keep you enthralled! They host a variety of seasonal sporting events, play-offs and championships. Pick up tickets for football, basketball and soccer matches from $3-$5. If you are going in a big bunch find out about their special group rates. Also check out the various musical and art shows put up by the different clubs and guest artistes here.
Maintained and managed by the Amity & Woodbridge Historical Society, the Darling House Museum dates back to the 1770s. This house belonged to Thomas Darling, a prominent citizen of Connecticut. Currently, this house museum opens its doors on special occasions only, but you can also avail group tours with prior appointment.
Beaver Ponds was once a wetland and considered useless. Today it is a picture of ball fields, swimming pools, playgrounds, and lush greenery. Bowen Field, a baseball stadium and Wilbur Cross High School are prominent structures in the park and attract the most visitors. The lagoons and trails on the property make it conducive for a nature walk. Fishing is also possible in the ponds.
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services. Check website for local prayer times.
Marsh Botanical Garden is situated within the precincts of Yale University. Its name pays tribute to Othniel Charles Marsh, who bestowed this property upon the university. Beatrix Farrand planned the landscape of the garden that houses a wide variety of plant species. Faculty, students, nature lovers, researchers and many other visitors head to this botanical gardens that has four greenhouses, perennial beds, seasonal plants and much more.
This private club, famously known as the Mory's Bar Temple, was formerly a home which has been converted into a clubhouse. Mory has been a special gathering place for the students and faculty of Yale University. It offers a mix of classic and contemporary dishes as well as complementing beverages. The banquet rooms are available for private and social events.
The Grove Street Cemetery is a National Historic Landmark dating back to 1796. Many notable historical figures from Yale and New Haven are buried here, including 14 Yale presidents. Tours are available, pointing out many of the notable Americans buried within the grounds.