The Area

Outdoor Activities

At the Inn

There is a canoe available for launch on the Scantic River behind the Inn, and mountain bikes are provided for interested guests.

Hiking / Mountain Biking

Shenipsit State Forest is a ten-minute drive from the Inn. The Shenipsit Trail, which runs over 40 miles from East Hampton to Somers, passes through the Shenipsit State Forest and over the summit of Soapstone Mountain. Soapstone Mountain features an auto road and numerous trails that can be used for hiking, mountain biking or equestrian travel. The area is known for its varied terrain with wonderful vistas for novices and challenging terrain for experienced hikers/riders. The summit also has the only lookout tower in northeastern Connecticut (info. courtesy of Wikipedia)

Golfing

There are several golf courses in the area, including Cedar Knob, Grassmere and Topstone.

Amusements

The Big E - Eastern State Exposition, W. Springfield, MA
Six Flags New England, Agawam, MA
Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, MA
Forest Park, Springfield, MA
New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT
Trolley Museum, E. Windsor, CT
Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA
Brimfield Antique Fair, Brimfield, MA
Connecticut Wine Trail

Shopping

Enfield Square Mall, Enfield, CT
Buckland Hills Mall, Manchester, CT
Evergreen Walk, South Windsor, CT
Holyoke Mall at Ingleside, Holyoke, MA

Restaurants

Hazard Grille, Enfield, CT - Continental Cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere
Danny's Pizza, Somersville, CT - Best value for casual Italian dining
Somers Inn, Somers, CT - Fine Dining in a beautiful historic setting
Frankie's Firehouse Pizza - Walking distance from the Inn