Top 10 Things to do in Cheshire, United States

October 21, 2017 Etsuko Causey

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

1. Hubbard Park

999 W Main St, Meriden, CT 06451-2622 +1 203-630-4259
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

Hubbard Park

Reviewed By Rita S - Brevard County, Florida

Very pretty Park - large wooded areas, hiking trails, picnic tables, grills, duck pond, fishing, swimming pool, tennis court, covered gazebo, band shell, swings & playground. Something for everyone. Well maintained and clean. Many trees, shrubberies and flowers. Sunny & shady spots. Popular place. Lots of parking available. Enjoyable outing.

2. Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum

1188 Highland Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410-1624 +1 203-699-3822
Excellent
50%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum

Reviewed By ANNE R - New England

Went to entertain the oldest member of the group--my husband knew most of the characters-(did the man ever leave the tv and comics?) and this endless journey through the aisles of the past had husband, his son and HIS son laughing and amazed. The collection is displayed well-and the lady who greets one at the entrance is pleasant, knowledgeable and I enjoyed chatting with her while my family wandered all over. The gallery also is full of wonderful items to just enjoy seeing or to collect. A definite artsy/kitchy place!!

3. Sleeping Giant State Park

Hamden, CT +1 860-424-3000
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 266 reviews

Sleeping Giant State Park

A beautiful spot to view the autumn foliage.

Reviewed By Paul M - Germany

I've been heading out to the Sleeping Giant near New Haven in Connecticut for the past few years. It's a great place to walk and hike, and if you want it a little tougher, you can veer off the prepared routes and make the going as tough as you like. Just make sure you're wearing some sturdy shoes. There are plenty of steep inclines, and a wonderful old quarry to rummage around. You can spend hours (days) exploring this massive nature reserve with its very own micro-climate. I just wish that the people who take their dogs in there would adhere to the regulations and keep them on the leash. Regardless of where you go these days, you come across selfish, irresponsible, ignorant people who think that rules and regulations don't apply to them. This is especially the case in the USA where so many people believe that they have the right to do whatever they want, regardless of the law. They ruin it for the rest of us. Cycling is also not allowed in the Sleeping Giant, but people do it anyway. Shame on them!

4. Kinsmen Brewing

409 Canal Street, Milldale, Southington, CT 06467 +1 860-578-4778
Excellent
56%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Kinsmen Brewing

Reviewed By KRTRIPSTER - Madison, Connecticut

Another new microbrewery in the Southington area! Went on a Saturday afternoon and it was packed. On the Rails to Trails, a large renovated warehouse with a small outdoor patio offers a large variety of beers. Bring your own food and make an afternoon of sampling with friends!

5. Mount Southington Ski Area

396 Mount Vernon Rd, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-1241 +1 860-628-0954
Excellent
36%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 52 reviews

Mount Southington Ski Area

Just minutes from Exit 30 on Route 84. Mount Southington offers a full range of slopes and terrain for beginners and experts to enjoy! Four chairlifts provide easy access to our varied trails, including our Drop Zone terrain park with new and challenging features. State-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming make every run a great run - all across the mountain. Just starting out? Our ski and boarding lessons and weekly children's programs provide a fun and nurturing environment, giving kids (and adults) the skills they need to progress quickly and safely! We've got racing teams, afterschool programs, night skiing, affordable packages and more. There are so many ways to bring the delight of skiing and riding into your winter. We've been doing it for over 50 years!

Reviewed By MarieannD1215 - Deer Park, New York

We were looking for a ski area that was good for beginners and intermediate skiers. This location had both. The view of the mountain from the lodge was nice to watch my kids from inside as i warmed up. All staff members were super helpful and the area wasn't over crowded like the highly advertised places.

6. Castle Craig

Peak Dr, East Peak in the Hanging Hills, Meriden, CT 06451
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Castle Craig

Reviewed By Kim449 - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

We really loved our visit here! The surrounding area is beautiful and this provides a fantastic view! I was thrilled that my mom could enjoy the views without feeling like she was in danger and she didn't have to hike there (although you can). She is so afraid of heights and this provided the best opportunity for her to enjoy the overlook. My husband and I took full advantage of the view from the tower and even climbed out on the rocks for some great photos. It only takes an hour to visit especially if you drive to the top so don't miss it!

7. Panthorn Park

485 Burritt St, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-1465 +1 860-621-8761
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Panthorn Park

Reviewed By Realtor44 - Hamden, Connecticut

Panthorn Park
Plantsville, Ct
My granddaughter plays youth softball for an area team. Like many grandparents we enjoy watching the kids compete and play. On many occasions we have had to travel to Panthorn Park for games. The town got it right when they designed this. It’s huge with so many ball fields for competition. It also offers for its’ residents areas for basketball, tennis, soccer, lacrosse and a playground area for toddlers and younger children. There is also a concession area but I'm unsure of the hours of operation. Good job.

8. B&R Stables

120 Roaring Brook Rd, Prospect, CT 06712-1838 +1 203-758-5031
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

B&R Stables

Reviewed By jorozco203 - Waterbury, Connecticut

An excellent place to learn how to ride a horse. I first came to this stable when I was a young teenager (yeah, probably about 40 years ...). It hasn't changed very much. Located in Prospect on the back side of Holiday Hill.

I brought my grandson for his first horseback riding experience. Our leader was very knowledgeable and took time to make sure that my grandson was comfortable in the saddle and that he understood how to use the reins to steer the horse. Being cautious of my grandson's age (8) we kept to a walk or an occasional trot since some of the paths were on the rocky side.

Thank you Patty for allowing my grandson to experience this!! It definitely made his day.

Note: It's probably best not to take a purse or any kind of baggage, although a fanny-pack would probably work. If you want a picture of yourself on a horse you can always ask the crew, they'll be more than happy to accommodate.

Clothing: I would suggest long pants, long sleeves or a t-shirt and jeans. Don't forget that flies love to buzz around the horses and a bite from a horsefly hurts!! No open-toed shoes or flip flops. There's a reason cowboys wear boots!!

Price: $50 per hour
Reservation: Call Patty at least one day in advance

Lessons: Yes they do have horse back riding lessons available for young children. Talk to Patty.

9. Seven Angels Theatre

Plank Road, Waterbury, CT +1 203-757-4676
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Seven Angels Theatre

Reviewed By Cacs523 - Middlebury, Connecticut

Both my husband and I were completely impressed by the level of performance we were treated to. From the talent of the performers to the excellent musical accompaniment, to the costumes...all were excellent. For those who have not visited Seven Angels, I would strongly urge you to support this wonderful artistic venue that we in the Waterbury area are so fortunate to have!

10. Quandary

342 Quinnipiac St, Silversmith Park, 2nd Floor, Wallingford, CT 06492-4055 +1 203-619-3008
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 27 reviews

Quandary

Fun for families, friends & co-workers! Our rooms accommodate 4 - 8 players (ages 13 and older). Great team-building for companies and businesses. As long as you can climb the stairs to our second floor, you are fit enough to play: there is no crawling, carrying, climbing or lifting involved. All you need is imagination, communication, creative thinking and a sense of adventure!

Reviewed By Tc7744

From the start, this was a great experience. Greg was helpful in getting us set up so we could play as a team of two despite the games running best with a larger group. We were successful in completing both with about 5-8 minutes to spare but it was nonstop work to get there. (Fun work, of course.)

The entire environment is wonderful starting with the entryway door. There's a really impressive lobby and they offer lots of tips for how to work through a game if you're new.

We found both events to be very challenging but fun from start to finish. We got frustrated with each other at times but never the game or the puzzles. Clues were provided as needed and they were just nudges in the right direction so you never lose that moment of realization.

We will absolutely be back for their next game!

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