Seal spotting, photo by Ally Noel
Seal spotting, photo by Ally Noel

Things To Do in Connecticut this Weekend & Beyond: Owl Moon, Seal Cruise, Sunday Crafts

We are halfway through January and believe it or not, we have added a precious 23 minutes of sunlight to our day since the first of the month. With more and more activities being held outdoors, those extra moments of daylight are certainly worth celebrating. This week, you can fend off of the winter blues on an Owl Moon Hike in New Canaan, enjoy some s'mores in Stamford, or "chill out" on a Coldest Days Family Hike in Canton. 

For virtual activities to round out your weekend, check out our Poppins@Home workshops, including a Minecraft Online series, an early childhood music and movement class with Hopalong AndrewDMF Youth mini lessons to get kids up and moving, and a Snapology Scientists Virtual Series. Our Connecticut Winter Fun Guide will give you ideas of where to book a ski lesson, glide down the slopes at a snow tubing park, or explore parks, farms, and more. Just remember to bring your mask and practice social distancing. As always, keep tabs on our Connecticut events calendar for daily updates on reopenings at favorite spots, and more local and virtual opportunities for family fun.


Darien Nature Center
120 Brookside Avenue
Darien, CT 06820

Gilberties Herb Gardens
7 Sylvan Lane
Westport, CT

10 Woodside Lane
Westport, CT 06880

Chester Hill Farm
55 Old Dairy Road
Trumbull, CT

Niantic Children's Museum
409 Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357s

New Canaan Nature Center
144 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT 06840

Conte West Hills School
511 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT

Wadsworth Atheneum
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Rd
Staford, CT 06903

Maritime Aquarium
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

Keeler Tavern
132 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Lyman Orchards
32 Reeds Gap Rd junctions of Rte. 147 and Rte. 157
Middlefield, CT 06455

The Pottery Factory
265 Federal Road
Brookfield, CT 06804

Institute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Road
Washington , CT 06793

Roaring Brook Environmental Center
70 Gracey Road
Canton, CT 06019

The Children's Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive, Gengras Planetarium
West Hartford, , CT 06119-1437

Connecticut River Museum
67 Main Street
Essex, 06426

Olde Mistic Village
27 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT 06355

Aldrich Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area
46 Great Hollow Road
Cornwall, 06753

Ski Sundown
126 Ratlum Road
New Hartford, CT

Mount Southington
396 Mt Vernon Road
Plantsville, CT

Ski Butternut
380 State Road Route 23
Great Barrington, MA

Power Ridge Mountain Park & Resort
99 Powder Hill Road
Middlefield , CT 06455

Berkshire East Mountain Resort
66 Thunder Mountain Road
Charlemont, MA

Catamount Ski Area
78 Catamount Road
Hillsdale, NY

Thunder Ridge Ski Area
137 Birch Hill Road
Patterson, NY

Hunter Mountain
64 Klein Ave
Hunter, NY

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
37 Corey Road
Hancock, MA

Power Ridge Mountain Park & Resort
99 Powder Hill Road
Middlefield , CT 06455

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area
46 Great Hollow Road
Cornwall , CT 06753

Ski Butternut
380 State Road
Great Barrington, MA

Yawgoo Valley Snow Tubing Park
220 Yawgoo Valley Road
Exeter, RI 02822

Campgaw Mountain
200 Campgaw Rd
Mahwah, NJ 07430
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