Things to Do Near Hartford and Middletown
The Connecticut River Valley teems with culture, history, and charm. Quaint colonial buildings and magnificent castles and mansions dot this beautiful New England region. Steps from the Inn at Middletown guests will find fine restaurants, quaint shops, entertainment and attractions on Main Street in downtown. Enjoy a scenic Connecticut River cruise, discover New England charm in alluring Essex or explore the beautiful Wesleyan University campus.
Experience what the Connecticut landscape looked like centuries ago with outdoor exhibits and viewpoints at this historic site. Open from Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus day, Gillette Castle's friendly staff is available to answer questions about the castle's history. The castle grounds are open year round and guests can enjoy hiking, picnicking, and camping.