9 Unconventional Tours That Will Make You See Connecticut In A Whole Different Way
Most of us have hopped in our cars and done some sightseeing around the Nutmeg state, but there are much more exciting ways to explore our towns, waterways and historical spots. Whether flying overhead in a helicopter or gliding along in a boat is your favorite point of view, we’ve got you covered with some unconventional Connecticut tours that will give you a whole new perspective on our tiny state.
1. Segway Tour, New London
Glide through New London on one of these awesome segways for an unconventional look at the area. There are tours of the downtown and waterfront areas or you might opt for a beach and nature trail tour. Segways provide a fun way to view the sights. Why walk when you can glide?
Wheeling City Tours, 36R Bank St., New London, CT.
2. Argia Sailing Tour, Mystic
Sail the smooth and protected waters of the Long Island Sound for a captivating view of Connecticut's coastline. The Argia is a traditional sailing ship that tours the coast and will show you new perspectives on the area islands and lighthouses. Half day and sunset cruises are available.
Argia Mystic Cruises operate the tour at 15 Holmes St., Mystic, CT.
3. Helicopter Tour, Connecticut
Viewing Connecticut by air is an awe-inspiring way to see the sights. Tours can hold up to four passengers along with the pilot. Choose which parts of the state you wish to fly over or venture over the borders and take a look at the Big Apple by air.
Air Ocean Aviation runs the sightseeing tours at 120 Church St., Yalesville, CT.
4. Pedego Electric Bikes, South Norwalk
What a better way to tour Norwalk than on an electric bike? You can go further and faster on a Pedego, so sightseeing has never been easier. Norwalk is full of history, restaurants, shops, and beaches, there is no limit as to what you can see and experience on this tour.
Pedego Electric Bikes can be rented at 50 Water St., South Norwalk, CT.
5. Canoe Tour, Farmington River
Canoeing is an awesome way to enjoy time with the whole family. The scenic Farmington River offers slow moving, shallow waters that are perfect for the novice paddler. Take breaks to swim, jump off rope swings, picnic, or view local wildlife. This tour is a relaxing way to spend an afternoon outdoors.
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Huckleberry Finn Adventures
6. Ghost Walk, New Haven
The Ghost Walk is a Connecticut tour that is on the uniquer side. As your guide takes you through the city of New Haven, you will learn about strange happenings, ghostly spirits, historic sites, and scandalous tales. The city is rich with hauntings, so you never know what you might hear or see.
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The New Haven Ghost Walk
7. Classic Lighthouse Cruise, New London
Get a new perspective on Connecticut's lighthouses as you view them from the water. Hop aboard the Sea Jet and visit nine lighthouses from New London out to Orient Point. Make sure to bring your camera so you can capture these stunning pieces of our nautical history.
Cross Sound Ferry Services run the tour from 2 Ferry St., New London, CT.
8. Scenic Train Ride, Thomaston
Jump aboard vintage restored train coaches and view the countryside in a way that you can't from your car. The train hugs the Naugatuck's river edge for unparalleled views of the state forests. Then pass through the brass mill section of Waterbury followed by a breathtaking view of the Thomaston Dam. This is one tour of Connecticut that should be added to your bucket list.
Railroad Museum of New England operates the tour at 242 East Main St., Thomaston, CT.
9. Sea Kayak Connecticut, Norwalk
Explore Cockenoe Island off the shore of Norwalk on this sea kayaking tour. Designed for paddlers with little to no experience, you can glide through the water and enjoy sights not available to those on land. The 4 hour tour begins with a short lesson before heading out on the Long Island Sound. Take a break on the island's beaches and enjoy the natural beauty all around.
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Sea Kayak Connecticut
Which one of these Connecticut tours would you love to take? Who would you ask to join you? Let us know in the comments section below.
You can also explore the Nutmeg State by foot, bike, or skates on these
scenic rail trails.
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