Hogans Cider Mill

522 Spielman Highway, Burlington, CT 06013.

Rte. 4. (860) 675-7320. Right in the heart of CT's beautiful rolling hills, you'll find Hogans Cider Mill, which has been producing cider in the same classic method since 1912. Native produce including: strawberries, pumpkins, apples, honey, Christmas trees, and even hard cider, all of nature's bounties are here for your pleasure. Hand crafted gifts created by local artisans are displayed in the original barn that still houses the old press. Open daily Apr. – Christmas 10-6.

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

1 Pleasant St., Bristol, CT 06010.

(860) 314-1400. Inspiration and investigation flourish at Imagine Nation. Featuring three floors of twelve interactive, Reggio-Emilia influenced studios supporting curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, confidence and citizenship. Each studio, including our Outdoor Learning Park, is designed to extend classroom curriculum for Pre-K through 2nd grade children by relating to standards across all domains. Enjoy snacks, lunch and ice cream in our café with healthy menu options. Extended learning opportunities are available with lab and outreach workshops.

Lake Compounce Family Theme Park

822 Lake Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010.

(860) 583-3300. Celebrating more than 160 years of family fun. Lake Compounce is home to over 50 thrilling rides and attractions for the entire family, including the #1 world rated Boulder Dash Coaster and new Phobia Phear Coaster, Connecticut's biggest Water Park AND entertainment for all ages. Just take Exit 31 off I-84 and head North on Route 229. https://www.facebook.com/LakeCompounce/?fref=ts

Lamothe's Sugar House, Connecticut Pure Maple Syrup, Farm and Country Gift Shop

89 Stone Road, Burlington, CT 06013.

Connecticut Pure Maple Syrup, Farm and Country Gift Shop,  (860) 675-5043. Family owned maple sugar house. Watch how maple syrup is made. Sample maple syrup and farm preserves. Country store features pure maple syrup & maple candy, granulated maple sugar including sweet and savory blends, a selection of our homemade preserves, honey and more! Visit the rabbits. Open year round Mon.-Thurs. 10-6, Fri.– Sat. 10-5, & Sun. 12-5.

Lamothe's Sugar House, Connecticut Pure Maple Syrup, Farm and Country Gift Shop,

89 Stone Road, Burlington, CT 06013.

(860) 675-5043. Family owned maple sugar house. Watch how maple syrup is made. Sample maple syrup and farm preserves. Country store features pure maple syrup & maple candy, granulated maple sugar including sweet and savory blends, a selection of our homemade preserves, honey and more! Open year round Mon.-Thurs. 10-6, Fri.– Sat. 10-5, & Sun. 12-5.

Lock Museum of America

230 Main St., Terryville, CT 06786.

Phone & Fax (860) 589-6359. The Museum has eight rooms that include antique locks dating back to 1520, colonial locks and keys, British locks, American locks, bank locks, prison locks, padlocks, and ornate Victorian hardware that is gold and silver plated. May -Oct. Tues. – Fri. 1:30 -4:30. Weekends by appt. Adults $3, Seniors $2.50, children free.

Mattatuck State Forest

Plymouth, CT

Plymouth. Trails lead to scenic vistas. White Rock's jct. Rte. 262 & 6 in Plymouth take Rte. 262 for 3.4 mi. to park. Blue blazed trail leads to views of Naugatuck River & Rte. 8. Greystone Trail jct. Rte. 262 & Rte. 6 in Plymouth take Rte. 262 south for 4.9 mi. to trailhead Blue Blaze Trail. Mountain biking, hunting. Contact: (860) 567-5694.

Museum of Fire History

95 Riverside Ave., , Bristol, CT 06798.

(860) 585-5411. Housing New England Carousel Museum, with working carousel, Museum of Greek Culture, Museum of Fire History, a gallery of work by Glo Sessions and a gallery of changing exhibitions. Party rentals & youth group sleepovers. Special needs accessible. Mar. – Dec. Wed. – Sat. 10 - 5, Sun. noon – 5. Adults $5., Seniors $4.50, Children $2.50.

New England Carousel Museum

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010.

(860) 585-5411. Displays one of the largest collections of carousel art in the country including working carousel. Magical place for individuals and groups. Guided tours, group tours, facility rental, birthday parties, gift shop, & youth group sleepovers. Open Mar. – Dec. Wed. – Sat., 10 - 5, and Sun. noon – 5. Adults $6, Seniors $5.50, Children age 4 – 14 $3.50. Children Age 1-3 $2. Under age 1 admitted free. One free ride on the carousel with each admission.

Plymouth Historical Society

572 Main St., Plymouth, CT 06782.

(860) 584-4634. The Society owns the Toll House that houses the 1852 Woodruff and Beach steam engine and the Alley House Museum displaying Plymouth memorabilia. Open last Sat. of month 1-2 pm or by appt.