What to do and see in Somers, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 13, 2017 Timmy Ribble

Somers /ˈsʌmərz/ is a town in Tolland County, Connecticut. The population was 11,444 at the 2010 census. The town center is listed by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place (CDP). In 2007, Money Magazine named Somers, Connecticut 53rd on its list of 100 Best Places to Live, based on "economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a real sense of community."
Restaurants in Somers

1. Springfield Armory National Historic Site

1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700 +1 413-734-8551
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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.

2. Connecticut Parachutists Inc.

Rt 83, Ellington Airport, Ellington, CT 06029 +1 860-871-0021
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5 based on 23 reviews

Connecticut Parachutists Inc.

Reviewed By menkat - vernon

I went with my niece, something I've always wanted to do, she was the only brave soul that was willing to go with me. Brad was my tandem partner and Tim was my nieces. Both of them were THE BEST EVER!!!!! From start to finish they were friendly, funny and very clear with their instructions! I was so happy to have had them and would definitely return! Thanks guys !!!!!

3. 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!

4. Sonny's Place

349 Main St, Somers, CT 06071-1920 +1 860-763-5454
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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.

5. Peaked Mountain

43 Butler Rd, Monson, MA 01057-9753
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5 based on 30 reviews

Peaked Mountain

Explore woods roads through a former working forest and trek to a summit that rewards with panoramic views from Mount Wachusett to Vermont's Green Mountains.

Reviewed By Tonto7 - Connecticut

We've been to the Peaked Mountain Reservation several times, and the views are still impressive. There is an ample parking lot on the east side of Butler Road, and usually there are trail maps in the kiosk. There are a number of intersecting trails on the mountain, and although they are well marked (numbered), a map is very helpful. There are dropoffs at the view areas, so care is needed, especially with small children.
There is also a second preserve area about 1 mile north of the Peaked Mountain parking area, on the west side of Butler Road. The parking lot here is considerably smaller, but there are a number of woods trails, and a loop around Lunden Pond.
The map covers the hiking trails in both areas.

6. Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford Springs, CT 06076
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4 based on 39 reviews

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Reviewed By FJtravelingpenguine - Willington

My son and I got this for my husband. He was over the moon thrilled. You can pick whether to drive or ride. My husband chose to ride. the drivers were going pretty slow. Guess they were afraid of all that horsepower. My husband told the guy he wanted to go FAST and that is exactly what they did! For the man who is hard to buy for this is the perfect gift.

7. Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Scantic Road, Hampden, MA 01036
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4 based on 6 reviews

Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Reviewed By Joseph G - Wilbraham

I didn't hear laughing at the brook but I did hear the brook and that sound with the fall colors was very soothing. Seriously, it's just off the road and if you're near Wilbraham or driving through Hampden, then stop for a moment, take a few deep breaths, and slow your pace.

8. Redstone Rail Trail

Denslow Road, MA to Maple Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028
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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.

9. 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.

10. Powder Hollow Brewery

504 Hazard Ave, Enfield, CT 06082-4733 +1 860-205-0942
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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

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