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Fun Ways for Seniors to Enjoy Summer in Connecticut

Seniors at the beach

Our beautiful weather and moderate temperatures in Connecticut provide the ideal backdrop for a variety of summer activities. What are some of our favorite ways to enjoy the summer here?

Spend a day at the beach

With saltwater beaches at the coast and a variety of lakes inland, Connecticut offers plenty of shore-side fun. Whether you prefer swimming, sailing, surfing, or just lounging in the sun with a good book, you can while away the hours on any number of beautiful Connecticut beaches.

Among our favorites is Tod’s Point at Greenwich Point Park, one of the most beautiful shorelines in the area. Our state boasts 23 swimming areas near the ocean and beside lakes, with eight staffed by lifeguards during the summer.

Stroll through a park or botanical garden

Here in Stamford, we love taking a leisurely stroll through our beautiful parks — including Heritage Park at Old Town Hall and Columbus, Kiwanis and Latham parks — as well as Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens.

In our parks, you can enjoy blooming flowers and a variety of events and concerts, as well as plenty of space for a game of catch. They also provide the perfect setting for a picnic lunch as you enjoy the weather and the scenery.

Sample some vineyard vintages

Summer is the perfect time to discover new wines to go with your salads now — and heavier fare when the mercury begins to dip. Connecticut is home to a variety of vineyards, so you’re sure to find some favorites.

Our state hosts its own Connecticut Wine Trail, featuring daily tastings, live music, a wine festival and other events.

Play a round of golf

Connecticut offers ideal summer weather for hitting the links, with an average high around 82 in July and August, along with rainfall topping out at less than 4 inches for each month.

You’ll find a number of highly ranked public courses in our state, including The Stanwich Club in Greenwich and its recently redesigned green complexes and new first hole.

Check out a festival

Throughout our state, you’ll find festivals of nearly every flavor happening this summer. From maritime music to sailing, arts and crafts, chamber music, jazz, and any type of food you can imagine, you can choose from a variety of events.

Among the many festival selections, you’ll find a number of standouts, including the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival and the Brooklyn Fair — one of the country’s oldest continuously running agricultural fairs.

Peruse a farmers market

Can you think of a better way to spend a sunny summer day than browsing colorful fruits, vegetables, flowers and works of art? If you enjoy farmers markets, you’ll find plenty to explore across Connecticut.

In our area, you can enjoy the Stamford Downtown Farmers Market, which offers locally grown produce and flowers, as well as baked goods, cheeses, jams and more.

Plan your visit to Edgehill

While you’re out and about this summer, we’d love for you to stop by Edgehill — the state’s premier senior living community. We’re just a short train ride from Manhattan, where you can enjoy the many exciting cultural opportunities the city offers. Here in Stamford, you’ll also be conveniently close to a variety of shopping, fine dining, golf, beaches and other attractions as you enjoy exceptional services and amenities. To plan your visit, please contact us.

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