10 Things to Do in Suffield That You Shouldn't Miss

July 22, 2017 Darwin Bolte

Suffield is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. It had once been within the boundaries of Massachusetts. The town is located in the Connecticut River Valley with the town of Enfield neighboring to the east. In 1900, 3,521 people lived in Suffield; as of the 2010 census, the population was 15,735. The town center is a census-designated place listed as Suffield Depot in U.S. Census records.
Restaurants in Suffield

1. New England Air Museum

Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT 06096 +1 860-623-3305
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4.5 based on 253 reviews

New England Air Museum

The New England Air Museum houses over 80 aircraft in three large hangars and outdoor display area, as well as an extensive collection of engines, instruments, aircraft parts, uniforms and personal memorabilia. Plan a visit today to check out exciting aircraft, displays, exhibits and programs that are perfect for all ages!

Reviewed By Amberjack03 - Brooklyn, Connecticut

Once you've paid the very reasonable admission fee, you enter the first room where right in front of you are all kinds of Viet Nam era warplanes and various helicopters. The second room provides you with more aircraft to view and in some cases, stand right up next to the cockpits for a good birds-eye view of what the pilots would see. The third room houses only a few planes but is the best example I've ever seen of a pristine condition B-29 Bomber and a couple of other propeller driven small planes. Overall, a great place to spend a couple of hours viewing the flying machines. The gift shop is quite filled with books, souveniers, and other memorabilia of the machines and military.

2. Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail

1200 Canal Rd, Suffield, CT 06078-1986
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail

Reviewed By Anthony R - Enfield, Connecticut

This trail offers nice and slow pace for strollers but also offers nice views. The Connecticut River provides nice serenity and the paved walkways are good for bikers, hikers and such. My wife and I frequents this trail and is conveniently located off the I-91 corridor.

3. Six Flags New England

Route 159, 1623 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001 +1 413-786-9300
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3.5 based on 1 reviews

Six Flags New England

Largest family theme park in New England features eight thrilling megacoasters and Hurricane Harbor, a water park with nine tube slides and a 500,000-gallon wave pool.

Reviewed By DisFam17 - Worcester, Massachusetts

We attended the first ever Holiday in the Park for Six Flags New England last night, and had a blast. Admission was free because we had already purchased annual passes a month ago (which were less expensive than a single day ticket: anticipate huge crowds next year!). They have Disney-style busses to transfer you from the parking lot, which was much better than walking in the cold to the entrance. Once we passed the gate, the kiddie train ride through store-bought snowmen and reindeer was a low-capacity, slightly amusing train wreck (ha!). The entrance corridor through the park, though, was an eye-popping light show coordinated with holiday music: amazing! Most of the rides still running were kiddie rides (perfect for our family), with I believe one thrill ride open for the older set. Crowds were manageable, except at indoor eateries: the lines built up quickly and never seemed to decrease. Speaking of the food: I've been to Disney, Universal, and just about everywhere you can buy a slice of pizza and a burger, and I've never seen such high prices for such tiny portions. We're talking burnt-looking pizza slices, half-size cheesy breadsticks, OK-tasting ziti and meatballs, at $12-$15 per person. They ran out of several items by 6:00 pm, but this was the first night, so they will probably learn from this experience. Back to the good stuff though: the carnival games had some guaranteed winner-type games like water guns and balloon popper, and you could roast marshmallows for s'mores over open fires for $5 (a bargain, comparatively). There were plenty of fire columns behind glass to warm you between attractions. Fake snow sprayed us near the theater, which was supposed to show a Cirque show at 7:30 pm but informed us at 7:45 that it would actually be happening at 8:00. Photo ops with stilt-walkers helped us pass the time in line, but by then we were too exhausted and cold to continue. We limped back to the car with our plush animal winnings, souvenirs, and photos with Sylvester and Tweety, slightly amazed that we could have this experience in New England in the middle of Winter.

4. Connecticut Trolley Museum

58 North Rd, East Windsor, CT 06088-9606 +1 860-627-6540
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4 based on 105 reviews

Connecticut Trolley Museum

This museum features vintage trolleys.

Reviewed By loishms - East Windsor, Connecticut

We needed something nearby to entertain our grandchildren - ages 3 and 1 - while they visited. Very happy that we used library passes and didn't have to pay regular admission. The museum was perfect for killing a few hours. They rode 2 trolleys for...MoreThanks for the feedback, hope you will visit again soon!

5. Northwest Park

145 Lang Rd, Windsor, CT 06095-1550 +1 860-285-1886
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4.5 based on 66 reviews

Northwest Park

Reviewed By kzsull01 - Windsor, Connecticut

We have visited Northwest Park and Nature Preserve in Windsor, Connecticut many times over the past 30 years and have always enjoyed it. The park is a diverse habitat with forests, fields, streams and a lot of scenic views. The many trails in the park vary in length, are well-marked and maintained and are nice to hike. The park offers a nice detailed map/guide of their trail system. Some of the trails even provide a good view of Rainbow Reservoir on the Farmington River and the associated boating activities happening on the river.

The park’s Nature Center has an interesting assortment of wildlife, including snakes, turtles, frogs and fish as well as additional exhibits on the species of animals native to the park, all with good write-ups and is educational. Exhibits on the weather associated with the park and the center’s geothermal heating and cooling system are also included as well as a gift shop.

The multiple types of gardens, including the butterfly and organic demonstration gardens are interesting and so is the maple sugar house, which is seasonal. The animal barn is quite nice with various types of heritage breed farm animals, including a donkey and a goat, sheep, chickens, rabbits, turkeys, pigs, and ducks. Two separate areas in the park include a pasture with the park’s cow, Strawberry, and another large section with a mule and a hinny, all quite unique. There is also a pond with turtles and multiple types of fish that children really enjoy.

The park even has a tobacco museum (Luddy Tobacco Museum and Archives) which is housed in two separate buildings. One of the buildings has exhibits of the early and modern types of equipment and the process used in growing and harvesting the cigar tobacco crop. The other building is an archive exhibiting paintings, photographs, writings and other artifacts related to tobacco. Both buildings provide a good representation of the history associated with the park and of the tobacco growing industry in the Connecticut River Valley.

The park could be used for picnicking as well as group functions, having multiple picnic areas, including a picnic pavilion, a warming shed and a group of picnic tables under trees. Some of the picnic areas require a permit in order to use them.

The park could be enjoyed by children as well as adults, and includes a playground with multiple activities for children. It is a nice place to walk a dog and includes a fenced in Dog Park with benches with two separate sections, one for small dogs and another for large dogs. The only thing is dogs are not allowed in most of the buildings in the park. The park is a hidden gem in Windsor, a great place to get away for a while, relax and enjoy nature as well as the exhibits on display. The park has changed throughout the many years that we have been going there, with many improvements. It has a lot to offer with something for everyone and changes with the seasons with several events throughout the year, including a country fair, coffee houses and day camps. It’s a great place to visit for the whole family.

6. The Big E

1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-3578 +1 413-737-2443
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4.5 based on 536 reviews

The Big E

Reviewed By Jake_MA_11 - Beverly, Massachusetts

Lots of interesting things to see and food everywhere. Went on a weekday and it was busy but not overcrowded. Could not imagine what traffic ans crowds would be on a weekend. Bought some unique items from vendors and the state buildings were great to go through. Spend a full day and enjoy!!

7. The Vintage Shops

42 Bridge St, East Windsor Hill, CT 06088-9679 +1 860-810-4514
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

The Vintage Shops

Ten seperate vendors selling: Antiques,many different styles of Clocks, many handmade items, coins, jewelry, furniture & repurposed items.

Reviewed By Abiextra - Amherst, Massachusetts

This shop is actually a collection of about 9 dealers located in several rooms of a two story house.

We found it listed in an antiques guide and were glad we took the time to check it out. Although it's easy to get to and has it's own parking, I feel it probably does not get the attention it deserves - which is why I'm writing this review.

Each of the collections had its own personality and each had items that we found interesting. I picked up a couple of Codd-neck type bottles in The Clock Man's room.

Be sure to check out the upstairs rooms. The displays are lovely. We had a great chat with two of the ladies.

We will definitely check back in to see what's new whenever we are in the area.

An added bonus is the nice little restaurant in the same parking lot that serves breakfast all day.

8. Escape Lounge

Gate 1, Windsor Locks, CT 06096 +1 860-758-7743
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Escape Lounge

Escape Lounge at Hartford’s Bradley International Airport has fabulous views over the airfield and boasts an appetizing menu, carefully crafted from fresh, local ingredients by Chef Tyler Anderson of Millwright’s Tavern & Restaurant. Choose from an enticing range of complimentary items accompanied by a selection of soft and alcoholic beverages, or upgrade to our premium a la carte menu.

Reviewed By DaveRoadWarrior - Normal, il

There are a large number of flights departing Bradley early in the morning.

i tried to enter the lounge at 4:50 am - about an 30 minutes before my flight is boarding, and it is closed.

so for bradley travelers leaving early, you have a choice of two long lines in the A concourse at mcdonald's or dunkin.


9. Cinemark Enfield 12

90 Elm St, Enfield Square Mall, Enfield, CT 06082-3770 +1 860-741-6053
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4 based on 24 reviews

Cinemark Enfield 12

Reviewed By Ken_Blanchard - Enfield, Connecticut

Nice to have an in-town cinema complex that is also clean and well-managed. Plus they have bargain days on Tuesdays and Senior days on Wednesdays, so the prices are hard to beat. It's our go-to theater when we just have to see something on the big screen.

10. Broad Brook Brewing

2 North Rd, East Windsor, CT 06088-9516 +1 860-623-1000
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4 based on 26 reviews

Broad Brook Brewing

Reviewed By Melissa V

I've been to Broad Brook a few times now and each time was just as awesome as the last. The first time we went for their tap room tasting and tour, but now we go in to have glasses of our favorite beers plus check out their seasonal selections. My favorites are the Broad Brook Ale and Pink Dragon WIT. They even have a rotating seasonal cider for non beer drinkers. The staff is very helpful even in their busiest hours.

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