The 10 Best Things to Do in Bloomfield, United States

March 22, 2018 Rosalyn Ihle

Bloomfield in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Hiking Trails. Discover best things to do in Bloomfield with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Bloomfield

1. Talcott Mountain State Park

Rte. 185, Simsbury, CT +1 860-424-3200
Excellent
63%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 154 reviews

Talcott Mountain State Park

Reviewed By RedVegMag - Hartford, Connecticut

Despite several reviews that say this is "easy" hike. That should be modified to "if you are young and in shape with no health issues". It is steep, very steep. There is loose gravel and earth for 80% of the pathway, so going down is problematic.
Also those with young children or animals should make sure they can keep them close and away from the many edges into nothingness.

2. Elizabeth Park

1561 Asylum Ave, I-84 Exit 44, West Hartford, CT 06106 +1 860-722-6543
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 332 reviews

Elizabeth Park

This walkers' haven, with several gardens along its wildflower trail, a lovely pond and sports and concert facilities, is best known for its magnificent rose garden, with 800 varieties of roses.

Reviewed By Otis_108 - San Diego, California

What a lovely treasure in the middle of the city. Was such a treat to walk through it. We happened to be there in October when they had a lot of Halloween things up and that was really a bonus. Loved our time here!

3. Thomas Hooker Brewery

16 Tobey Rd, Bloomfield, CT 06002-3522 +1 860-242-3111
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Thomas Hooker Brewery

Connecticut's beer. Beer tasting and brewery tours every Saturday from 12-5pm $5, and the first and third Friday of each month from 5-8pm for $10 (includes pint glass to take home). Brewery gift shop and growler filling open Monday through Friday from 9-5. Now Pouring Pints! Sun/Mon: 12-5, Thurs 12-8, Fri 12-5

Reviewed By Daniele A - Blumenau, SC

I think we were the only people out in the middle of this snow storm that happened in Feb 12th. Turned out to be a great call to go out that day: besides meeting my love, I was able to have one of the greates beers I've ever had in CT. The funniest memory is that there was a super friendly dog that kept sitting between us on the couch. I am back in my country now (Brazil) and will carry this memory in my heart: hope I can visit you again anytime soon!

4. Hartford Stage

50 Church St, Hartford, CT 06103-1201 +1 860-527-5151
Excellent
78%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 209 reviews

Hartford Stage

Hartford Stage, located in Hartford, Connecticut, is one of the nation's leading resident theatres, known for producing innovative revivals of classics and provocative new plays and musicals, including 68 world and American premieres, as well as offering a distinguished education program, which reaches more than 20,000 students annually.

Reviewed By gersty - NYC

This is our 15th year attending this production. We have loved this production since we first saw it with our 4 year old daughter in 2003. Attending this production is a family holiday tradition that always puts us in the Christmas spirit. While we lament the retirement of Bill Raymond from the production, Michael Preston's Scrooge was a deft and more than acceptable replacement. We hope to come back for our 16th year in 2018.
Bravo Hartford Stage!

5. Northwest Park

145 Lang Rd, Windsor, CT 06095-1550 +1 860-285-1886
Excellent
68%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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. Penwood State Park

560 Simsbury Rd, Bloomfield, CT 06002-1517
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Penwood State Park

Reviewed By Tracearoo27

We started hiking on the north end of the state park, there is parking at the end of the dead end street. The hike was nice, there is a look out a little over a mile into the hike. There were only 2 other people there.

7. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2911 +1 860-278-2670
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 458 reviews

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

The first public art museum in the United States features 50,000 pieces ranging from ancient to contemporary, the largest collection of Hudson River School paintings in the world, an impressive array of Pilgrim-era furnishings and European and American art.

Reviewed By Carlton M - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We had so much fun with Sez Zion, Lamont Williams and group were incredible. The buffet was wonderful as usual with fresh orange juice (PLUS). Quiche Lorraine, Tomato and Spinach Quiche, Challah French Toast, Bagels & Cream Cheese, Breakfast Potatoes, Assorted Pastries, Fresh Fruit, Sausage and Bacon. Great coffee and wonderful service. Mimosas or Bloody Mary complimentary. The new Edward Gorey Exhibit ends May 6th. If you love PBS/Masterpiece Mystery, he did the art work, drawings and more. Don't miss it! It is inspiring and emotional for some of us who remember the beginnings of "Mystery".

8. West Hartford Reservoir

1420 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-3136 +1 860-278-7850
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

West Hartford Reservoir

Reviewed By JBMartiniguy - Hartford, Connecticut

The 'Res itself is a an easy walk, flat and always near the water with great views, lots of sky, free parking and not too challenging. It can also be used to reach the Heublein Tower from the south side following the MMC Trail (Metacomet-Monadnock Trail) Blue Markers or south on the same trail.

On weekends the lots get full(er) late morning to l=mid afternoon, so plan accordingly.

9. Rosedale Farms & Vineyards

25 E Weatogue St, Simsbury, CT 06070-2501 +1 860-651-3926
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 38 reviews

Rosedale Farms & Vineyards

Reviewed By Food9er - Hartford, CT

Stopped in to get fresh breads and produce. Noticed the won't tasting while we were there. Seems nice. Priced right. Very low key environment. Just know it's more than a farm stand. Food is always fresh. Produce is fresh and well stocked with lots of it local. Plenty of parking. Nice location that's seems to be out in the country but is close to everything.

10. The Mark Twain House & Museum

351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-6400 +1 860-247-0998
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Mark Twain House & Museum

The Mark Twain House & Museum, a National Historic Landmark in Hartford, Connecticut, was the home of America's greatest author, Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) and his family from 1874 to 1891. It is also where Twain lived when he wrote his most important works, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and The Pauper and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. A stunning example of Picturesque Gothic architecture, the 25-room home features a dramatic grand hall, a lush glass conservatory, a grand library and the handsome billiard room where Twain wrote his famous books. The Webster Bank Museum Center at The Mark Twain House & Museum offers visitors an opportunity to learn more about Mark Twain, his family, the historic house, and the author's legacy. This state-of-the-art facility houses our ticket desk; the Aetna Gallery with a permanent exhibition on Twain's life and work; a rotating exhibition hall, The Hartford Financial Services Theatre, showing a Ken Burns mini-documentary on Twain; classroom space; the lecture hall-style Lincoln Financial Auditorium; The Mark Twain Store; entertaining spaces like the soaring Hal Holbrook and the sunny second floor cafe/patio area.

Reviewed By terrsall - Waterloo, Indiana

While listening to our excellent guide talk about Sam Clemens love of this house, my mind wandered. I could envision him walking the hallways and rooms, proudly! What a great writer and humanitarian he was. Lived in this house longer than anywhere else but did not do a lot of his writing here. You not only learn more about his writing but also his family life. What an interesting and inspiring tour. Two thumbs up!

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.