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Enjoyable Summer Activities for Seniors in Connecticut

Women enjoying Connecticut Beach

Connecticut's delightful summer climate and pleasant temperatures offer the perfect setting for many enjoyable activities. What are some of our favorite ways to make the most of summer here?

Enjoy a Beach Day

Connecticut is home to a wealth of beautiful beaches along its coast and numerous scenic lakes inland, providing endless opportunities for shore-side enjoyment. Whether you're into swimming, sailing, surfing, or simply relaxing under the sun with a great book, Connecticut's beaches offer the perfect setting to spend your days.

One standout spot is Compo Beach in Westport, renowned for its stunning shoreline. Across the state, there are twenty three designated swimming areas near the ocean and by lakes, with eight of these locations featuring lifeguard services throughout the summer.

People in Connecticut Park

Explore a Park or Botanical Garden

The parks in Connecticut offer a delightful array of blooming flowers and host a variety of events and concerts, providing ample space for activities. They are also ideal spots for enjoying a picnic while taking in the pleasant weather and scenic views.

Taste Local Wines at Connecticut Vineyards

Summer is an ideal season to explore new wines that pair well with light salads and will also complement heartier dishes as the temperature cools. Connecticut's diverse vineyards offer plenty of options to discover your new favorite wines.

The state also features the Connecticut Wine Trail, which includes daily tastings, live music, a wine festival, and other engaging events.

Golfing at Connecticut Golf Course

Enjoy a Round of Golf

Connecticut's summer provides perfect conditions for golfing, featuring average high temperatures around 82 degrees in July and August, coupled with less than 4 inches of rainfall each month.

The state boasts several top-rated public golf courses, among them The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, which features redesigned greens and a brand-new first hole.

Organic Vegetables in Connecticut Farmers Market

Explore a Local Farmers Market

Is there a more delightful way to spend a sunny summer day than wandering through stalls filled with vibrant fruits, vegetables, flowers, and local crafts? If you're a fan of farmers markets, Connecticut has a wealth to offer.

Farmers Markets are a must-visit, featuring locally-sourced produce and flowers, along with homemade baked goods, cheeses, jams, and other artisanal products.

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