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It is going to hit 100 Degrees here in the Prospect, CT area. Here is a quick list of thing you can do to keep cool!

Posted by Dave Jones Realty on July 6, 2010

Today here in Connecticut, (and most of New England) we are expected to have record high temperatures.

The air already feels like Pea Soup with the Humidity and with temperatures hitting 100 degrees, I thought I would post a list of things to do, or places to go, to cool off.

  1. Head to the local library. If you have kids the local library could be a quick and easy (and inexpensive) retreat. The Prospect library for one has a great children’s play area, Free Internet access, all the newest books and even DVD’s. Plus the A/C is REALLY cold in there.
    Prospect Connecticut Public Library

    Prospect Public Library

  2. If you want to head out into your yard, find a nice shady spot, bring a big jug of a frosty beverage, and set up a sprinkler. It will do the grass and you a lot of good! Be sure to save your yard work for another day.
  3. If you are in the Prospect / Cheshire area and are in the mood for a beach but don’t want to head for the shore, then check out Mixville Park in Cheshire. There is a picnic area, a large playground for the kids and of course, a beach. Parking is less expensive for Cheshire residents so bring your ID’s.
    Cheshire Ct Mixville Pond

    Cheshire Ct Mixville Pond

  4. If you are in the Waterbury / Wolcott area you have a place close to you, Woodtick (Scoville) Reservoir in Wolcott.
    Scoville Woodtick Dam and park in Wolcott

    Scoville Woodtick Dam

  5. It’s always good to head to a movie in the extreme heat. Some of our local theaters still have discounts on Tuesdays. With the price of movie tickets what they are now, look for a discount!
  6. Head out to a local Ice Cream Shoppe like the Big Dipper Ice Cream in Prospect, The Prospect Dairy Bar in Prospect, Scooples Ice Cream in Cheshire or Wentworth’s Ice Cream in Cheshire. You still have to go out in the heat to get to them, but for a few moments you will have a creamy escape!



    Whatever you decide, please remember to keep hydrated and do not over due it!

If you are going to be in the sun load on the Sunblock.

Prospect Cheshire real Estate

Shady Relaxation


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Family fun in Connecticut.

Posted by Dave Jones Realty on January 15, 2008

Family Activities and things to do in Connecticut (edit/delete)

With Spring right around the corner I thought I would take a minute and post a detailed response to a question I get from many of my Real Estate clients relocating to Connecticut. 

“What is there fun for kids to do in Connecticut.”  There are actually quite a few BIG attractions as well as some smaller, often over looked one.

Beardsley Zoo LogoBeardsley Zoo- A great local zoo with many different attractions throughout.  Located in Bridgeport Ct. Adults are $9 to get in, children under 3 are free.  One good idea is to check at your local library for FREE passes.  I know the Prospect, Cheshire and Waterbury library all carry passes.  I’m sure other towns do as well.

Connecticut Dinosaur Park- The largest collection of Dinosaur tracks in North America. It is located in Rocky Hill, Ct.  it has several interactive displays and is always a hit with the young Dino Fans.

  Keeping with the Dinosaur Theme is Dinosaur Crossing There is a 50 acre Dino park with over 1 1/2 miles of walking trails.  Here they have very realistic looking Life-sized dinosaurs.  There is also a small water area for the kids to cool off called the splash pad.  Inside there is a huge gift shop and some indoor activities.  These indoor activities are separate, and get very expensive. 

essex steam train

Another must see is the Essex Steam Train  Here you can embark on a hour long train ride through scenic Connecticut River Valley.  They also stop off at the Essex steam boat for an optional cruise down he Connecticut river. You can by a family pass for 2 adults and up to 6 children on the Train for $50.

A great place for children to go and get hands on interactive learning is the Connecticut Children’s Museum in West Hartford. There are several interactive displays, a play area for smaller children, and even a theater that plays movies on the ceiling called the “Dome”.  This is another attraction that free passes or discount passes can be found at your local library.  They even have some small animals like bobcats, snakes and owls. children's museum

There are two amusement parks in Ct.  the first and largest is Lake Compounce in Bristol.  This park has everything from roller coasters to log flumes, and bumper cars to a water park. The season pass is $69.99 and will pay for itself in a little over 2 visits Since admission is $33.95. per person, per day.  The park is known for its famous wooden Roller Coaster.  In recent years they have really spent a lot of money upgrading their water park and it is really a place you can spend a day in itself.  There is also a private beach on the lake where you can bask in the sun.

This is part one, I will post part 2 early next week!

David Jones, REALTOR®,e-Pro®
Smedes Realty
37 Waterbury Rd.
Prospect,Ct 06712
203-758-0264 Office
203-910-2638 Cell

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