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Nestled in the quaint hamlet of Brentwood, the Brentwood State Park is a sprawling sports facility and a renowned state park. Home to numerous soccer fields and a couple of baseball fields, the park welcomes many a sporting enthusiasts whether they’re looking to catch a game or play one. The go-to spot for locals, this park is equipped with all the modern facilities required to make your visit a comfortable one.
Located in New Haven's scenic Lighthouse Point Park, this historic carousel dates back to 1916. With over 70 characters to choose from, as well as two chariots, you can take a spin on ornate horses and camels. Make sure you look out for George Washington conducting the orchestra as you make your way around. No trip to this park is complete without a ride on the carousel.
Long Island Sound is a unique estuary where salt water from the sea mixes with the fresh river water, creating a biodiversity of different species of flora and fauna. The Lighthouse Point Park attracts public to this ecosystem, where fishing and boating are among prime activities. Birdwatching, picnics, swimming, carousel and a kiddie playground, are other reasons to visit here. The lighthouse has quite a history and the renovated tower is definitely worth spending some time on. Moreover, Fantasy of Lights, Hawkfest and Paddle Day are events the whole family can enjoy.
This museum and preserve is both a center for ecological preservation of the Garvies Point surroundings, and an archaeological resource in the study of Native American culture on Long Island. There are several educational programs offered to classes, as well as the provision of materials for teachers to incorporate into their teaching curricula. The museum itself documents the area's glacial development, as well as displaying many fascinating Native American artifacts, found locally. Nearby is the beach at Garvies Point Preserve, where there is an opportunity to view fossils, lignite and sandstone deposited from the ages of dinosaurs, 70 million years ago. Call ahead for more details.
Maintained and managed by the Amity & Woodbridge Historical Society, the Darling House Museum dates back to the 1770s. This house belonged to Thomas Darling, a prominent citizen of Connecticut. Currently, this house museum opens its doors on special occasions only, but you can also avail group tours with prior appointment.
Art Plus is an exciting, creative place for both the artistic and not so artistic. Come out and join New Haven's newest entertainment spot for an evening of painting, sipping, and enjoying the company of friends. No experience required! Bring your own favorite beverage & snacks! All classes 100% novice oriented, no skills required, guaranteed! After each class you leave with a masterpiece painted by YOU!