2132 Middlebury Road
Middlebury, CT 06762
One of the most popular attractions at Quassy is its Splash Away Bay Water Park. Visitors line up to ride the Tunnel Twisters, a pair of long curving slides that start from high above. The red slide is enclosed to add the extra dimension of darkness, while those who want to see where they are hurtling towards can opt for the yellow slide. They are such a hit that for the 2016 season has introduced Slide City, an area with five smaller slides that are perfect for younger children.
186 Enterprise Drive
Bristol, CT 06010
Lake Compounce first opened 170 years ago, making it the longest-running amusement park in the U.S. If you make the trip to Compounce this summer, make sure to pack a swimsuit so you can hit its amazing water rides. There are three regular twisting slides and for the adventurous, Lights Out, where they can experience a pitch-black, blazing fast plunge. Those visiting with friends and family can divide into teams and race each other to the bottom of the steep side-by-side slides that make up the Riptide Racer.
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902
Chelsea Piers Connecticut is one of the largest indoor sports and recreation complexes in the state. As well as facilities for every conceivable athletic activity it contains a 6,000-square-foot water park, the Splash Zone, that may be enjoyed year-round. It includes three swimming pools with three large slides and a few mini slides that smaller children may use. Although non-members are welcome to use the Splash Zone, it is strongly suggested they make reservations for a weekday visit, and mandatory for weekends.
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98 Neptune Ave.
New London, CT 06320
New London’s Ocean Beach Park contains virtually everything that is fun about summer in one location. There you will find a beautiful sugar sand beach, boardwalk, nature trail, arcade, miniature golf course, carnival rides and a playground. If that wasn’t enough, the park also has an Olympic-size swimming pool and several massive water slides. They are open until 5:00 p.m every day except during its Monday Cruise Nights when the hours are extended to 8:00 p.m.
161 Brownstone Ave.
Portland, CT 06480
One of the relatively unheralded treasures of Connecticut is this park located at the site of the historic Portland quarries. Set against the Connecticut River, its aquatic features include 14 zip lines for crossing the water, designated cliffs for jumping and several inflatable toys and rafts. Also prominent is the 100-foot water slide, but as it does for all its water activities, Brownstone requires you to put on a life jacket in order to participate. Also be sure to purchase an Adventure Sports Pass rather than a General Swimming Pass, as the latter does not include use of the water slide.
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