The Hartford-Springfield region, nestled in the heart of the Connecticut River Valley, offers myriad things to see and do. Family outings, cultural heritage tours and world class attractions easily fill a weekend or week-long visit. Experience the region’s glorious burst of color during fall foliage season! Check out New England’s agricultural fair, the Big “E”; the historic Connecticut State Capitol; the Wadsworth Atheneum, the oldest art museum in America; the Mark Twain House in Hartford; the Basketball Hall of Fame, Yankee Candle Company and Six Flags New England in Greater Springfield. Nearby, the Berkshires feature the Norman Rockwell Museum and Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony, while the world’s largest casino, Foxwoods, is a short trip to the south. Hike the Mohawk and Applachian Trails or explore the region’s many state parks and forests. Take a cruise or experience white-water thrills! Or, work on your game at one of the region’s 65 public golf courses. There is truly something for everyone here! Visit the web sites below to learn more about individual attractions.

Outdoor Life & Recreation
“American Heritage” Connecticut River
Fishing, Hiking, Skiing, Kayaking
State parks
65 public golf courses

Family Outings
Six Flags New England
Yankee Candle Company
New England Air Museum
Basketball Hall of Fame
“The Big E”: Eastern States Exposition
The Zoo at Forest Park
Big East and Atlantic 10 College Basketball
American Hockey League
Canon Greater Hartford Open
“Bright Nights” in Springfield

Cultural Heritage
Historic Deerfield
Memorial Hall Museum
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Mark Twain House
Connecticut State Capitol
Old State House
Hill-Stead Museum

And Nearby . . .
The Mohawk Trail
Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun casinos
Old Sturbridge Village
The Berkshires
Essex Steam Train
Lake Compounce Amusement Park
Norman Rockwell Museum