The 10 Best Things to Do in Enfield, United States

July 22, 2017 Nobuko Falco

Enfield is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 44,654 at the 2010 census. It is bordered by Longmeadow, Massachusetts and East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, to the north, Somers to the east, East Windsor and Ellington to the south, and the Connecticut River (towns of Suffield and Windsor Locks) to the west.
Restaurants in Enfield

1. Powder Hollow Brewery

504 Hazard Ave, Enfield, CT 06082-4733 +1 860-205-0942
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Powder Hollow Brewery

Reviewed By Brandon R - Connecticut

This small brewery puts out some really good small batch craft beers, and being very local makes it easier to experience all their seasonal and experimental batches. I love their Russian Imperial Stout. My friend loves the West Coast Citrus IPA. A welcome addition

2. Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail

1200 Canal Rd, Suffield, CT 06078-1986
Excellent
51%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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
Excellent
38%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
8%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

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. New England Air Museum

Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT 06096 +1 860-623-3305
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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.

5. Redstone Rail Trail

Denslow Road, MA to Maple Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Excellent
54%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Redstone Rail Trail

Reviewed By SJJLP - Springfield, Massachusetts

It is always fun to take a long walk down a trail that literally parallels local history. It is not ever too crowded and the walkers are polite and well-behaved. The trail is long enough to offer a great workout for anyone who wants to get a bit of exercise. The surface is flat- no hills.

6. Connecticut Trolley Museum

58 North Rd, East Windsor, CT 06088-9606 +1 860-627-6540
Excellent
36%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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!

7. The Big E

1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-3578 +1 413-737-2443
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

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!!

8. Springfield Armory National Historic Site

1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700 +1 413-734-8551
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 233 reviews

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

This Armory, which manufactured and tested firearms for the U.S. military from 1794 to 1968, houses the country's largest collection of small weapons. While the first floor is free, there's a fee for the second floor, which displays rare weapons and the largest collection of Confederate weapons anywhere.

Reviewed By Chipperhigh2 - Okemos, Michigan

Have not been to Springfield Armory Museum in over 30 years. The National Park Service has done a very nice job with the displays. Many of the machine guns on displays were stored for years in the basement. I hope they continue to improve. A valuable tribute to our fighting men and the men who designed weapons for them. Worth stopping to enjoy. Good for the entire family. The museum is free, but a small donation is welcomed.

9. Sonny's Place

349 Main St, Somers, CT 06071-1920 +1 860-763-5454
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Sonny's Place

The Family Experience! Sonny's Place has become the perfect place for the whole family to visit, have fun and relax. We have an 18 hole challenging Mini Golf course, Rock Climbing Wall, and Monkey Motion. We also feature state of the art Go Karts, Batting Cages with baseball and softball, and a Driving Range with matt and grass tees. We also offer a 7,000 sq ft Arcade with miniature bowling. New this year is a pavilion, which is the perfect place to host your next group event. All of our activities are lit for night play. Hungry? Visit our restaurant for great food right off the grill or enjoy a delicious ice cream treat of soft or hard ice cream with many flavors to choose from. For corporate and private events, Sonny's Place invites you to join us for fun activities for the entire family. Your experience will be truly unforgettable. So come and celebrate friends, great food and fun at Sonny's Place.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member - Willington, Connecticut

This is a growing entertainment complex with mini golf, go karts, a small zip line, arcade, and other attractions. There is a restaurant, bar, and ice cream bar. On this visit, we played mini golf and had ice cream. The golf course was appropriately challenging, well kept and maintained. The ice cream was better than average. Prices were fair for both mini golf and ice cream.

10. The Vintage Shops

42 Bridge St, East Windsor Hill, CT 06088-9679 +1 860-810-4514
Excellent
68%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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.

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