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Winter Bucket List Activities Near Hartford

Winter can feel quite long in Connecticut. The beautiful snow that draws so many visitors to the ski slopes near Hartford can feel like a drag after a while. Yet with the snow and cold come some of the best attractions in the region, and some of these are things you really should enjoy when you live in Middletown. Make sure they make it onto your bucket list.

1. Ride a Snow Bike

Skiing and snow tubing are popular activities at many locations around Hartfield, but at Powder Ridge Mountain Park, you can rent a snowbike to take down the mountain. A snow bike is similar to a bicycle but instead of wheels, it has small skis. This gives you more control than a snowboard or actual skis. With a snowbike, you have less risk of injury and don’t have to know how to ski to enjoy the slopes.

2. Ice Skate at Bushnell Park

Ice skating at Bushnell Park is a must-do in the winter. This activity is free and is part of Winterfest Hartford. You don’t even have to own skates, because skate rental is free.

3. See Valley Falls

A waterfall in the winter may seem unimpressive, but in the winter, Valley Falls in Rockville is a sight to behold. This waterfall freezes over completely in the winter, capturing the motion of the water in frozen ice. It really is a magical experience that you should see once in your life, and the hiking trails that lead to the waterfall provide the chance to get outside.

4. Take a Sleigh Ride

When snow blankets the ground, jump into the back of a sleigh for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the New England countryside. This is a definite bucket list activity, and you can find it near Hartford in East Haddam at Allegra Farm. The experience is delightfully authentic complete with lap robes and hand muffs.

5. Experience Hebron Maple Festival

Another fun and definitely Connecticut-centric event in March is the Hebron Maple Festival. This is a two-day event that shows not only how maple syrup is made, but also what it can be used for. You can shop for maple products from many local sugarhouses, take part in parades, participate in a silent auction, and find many tasty treats to eat as the area starts to welcome spring.

The Hartford area is really a year-round destination, with exciting things to do in the winter as well as the warmer months. Northwoods Apartments in Middletown provides an ideal location to enjoy it all. Schedule a tour to see these Middletown luxury apartments for yourself.

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