WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
One of Connecticut’s State Universities, WCSU’s Westside Campus lies 2 miles from Ethan Allen Hotel featuring their Athletic Stadium Complex, athletic fields and tennis courts. Their Westside Campus is also home to the Westside Observatory & Planetarium.
DANBURY MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority acquires, preserves, exhibits, and interprets Danbury’s past. Situated in downtown Danbury, the museum preserves the John and Mary Rider House c.1785), the Dodd Hat Shop (c. 1790), the Marian Anderson Studio, the old King Street Schoolhouse, the Little Red Schoolhouse and the Charles Ives Birthplace. Huntington Hall, a modern exhibit building contains the museum offices and a research library.
For lovers of hiking, biking, jogging and horseback riding, Danbury is teeming with trails and nature preserves. Anglers can pluck bullheads and king fish from Tarrywile Lake and rock hounds can often be seen poking around Tarrywile Park for marble, limestone, quartz and feldspar deposits.
CHARLES IVES CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The 5,500-seat Charles Ives Center for the Arts stages concerts throughout the summer and Musicals At Richter is a wonderful open-air amphitheater for enjoying a show under the stars.
Located in Ridgefield, Connecticut, the Ridgefield Playhouse hosts an intimate crowd of 500 for a variety of entertainment events such as the showing of films, plays or musical performances.
Candlewood Lake, Connecticut’s largest, offers 60 miles of shoreline for swimming, diving, fishing and boating. If your looking for family fun or a romatic picnic be sure to visit Candlewood Lake.
RICHTER PARK GOLF COURSE
Come play the challenging 18 holes at Richter Park. A public course located 5 miles from Ethan Allen Hotel sits nestled along the shores of the West Lake Reservoir in Danbury.