Constructed in the early 1900s as the country summer residence for Colonel Clarence S. Wadsworth and his wife, Katharine Fearing Hubbard, Wadsworth Mansion is just moments from our centrally-located hotel. Open to the public, the vast estate on Long Hill in Middletown, CT, offers several ways for you to appreciate its grandeur and historical relevance, the falls are a must see before you leave. Each week, there are information-rich docent-led tours. You can also stroll the gorgeous grounds and hiking trails, which are enveloped by an array of exquisite and exotic trees and plants. Another option is to hike the two trails that are a part of The Parklands at Long Hill.
Hiking and tours are free to the public
The Parklands are open for hiking daily from sunrise through sunset. Tours are given every Wednesday between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Haunted Halloween Party
Spot of Tea & Tour
Tales Along The Trails
What Will I See On A Tour Of Wadsworth Mansion?
One of the highlights of the guided tour is the History Room where you can enjoy an up-close-and-personal look at the furniture that’s been generously donated by the Wadsworth Family. Detail-oriented docents will fill you in on the entire background of the Estate at Long Hill along with the recent $5 million dollar renovation. Group tours are available and physically challenged visitors will be able to enjoy the Mansion as well as it is ADA-accessible.
How Long Are The Trails At Wadsworth Mansion?
The Perimeter Trail is 1.5 miles long. It’s mostly flat but if you take it the entire way, you’ll get a good workout as it climbs to the top of Long Hill where stunning views await you. The Inner Trail is one-half mile long and is actually the estate’s original driveway. You’ll be treated to curved brownstone walls and a wealth of white oak trees. If there’s an event at the Mansion, it’s important not to hike near the main building so as to not disturb the guests.