Avoid cabin fever with local activities

Are you going stir crazy? Low winter temps and crummy weather may have you retreating to the couch. But there are plenty of local ways to break seasonal boredom and get moving!

Indoor adventures – ropes courses, climbing & jumping

Head to indoor play spaces for children—and adults!—to avoid chilly weather. Mommy Poppins lists indoor activities by area of the state, including indoor rock walls and trampoline parks. It™ Adventure Indoor Ropes Course in New Haven bills itself as the world’s largest indoor ropes course. There’s also Soarin’ Indoors in Manchester.

Winter sports – skiing, skating and sledding

There’s no need to head west to hit the slopes. Connecticut ski areas have trails for experts or newcomers.  Check websites for details on winter lessons and programs for the whole family. If skates are more your style, there are indoor and outdoor rinks around the state.

Museums

Sure, there are incredible art museums in Connecticut. But our state is also home to some unique and kid-friendly museums. Whether you love natural history or puppets, science or clocks and watches, you’ll find all this and more around the state.

Chowda Trail                         

After fun activities, it’s nice to warm up with a delicious meal. Explore some of the state’s best seasonal eats with the Chowda Trail! This informal tour takes you around the state to try chowder, soups and more. The official Chowdafest happens in October, but the chowder’s just as hot in January or February.

Need more ideas?

Check out these lists from the Hartford Courant, Out and About Mom and Mommy Poppins for more ways to get through the winter.