Whether you want to get in some more “me” time or you’re looking to round up the entire family, we’ve got you covered! Try these 20 fun things to do around Middletown before the warm weather fades:
1. Check out the No Child Left Inside Connecticut parks pass from the Russell Library. It offers free admission for two adults and four children at any of the state's public parks.
2. Sizzle up solar s’mores. An old pizza box makes the perfect solar oven.
3. Blow bubbles that bounce instead of pop.
4. Check out the Middletown Trail Guide by the Conservation Commission for places to hike, bike and picnic around the Forest City.
5. Check out Middletown Patch's events calendar for everything open to the public that your neighbors have posted — many of them free!
6. Host a yard sale then post the notice on Middletown Patch. For the best turnout, set up shop on a Saturday morning. Have the kids design and hang signs in the neighborhood and post an ad on Craigslist.
8. Go camping in your backyard.
9. Check out ScienceBuddies.org for dozens of creative, fun science experiments—perfect for various skill levels and ages. Most projects can be done on the cheap.
10. Make homemade ice cream in a Ziploc bag.
Fun for Adults
11. Chill out with wine-infused popsicles.
12. Go hiking or fishing at a local park. Got a pup? Bring Fido along for the fun.
13. Bond with your friends. Plan a girls’ weekend or guys getaway at the beach.
14. Splurge on something you normally wouldn't—like new designer shoes or a Smart TV.
15. Take a local class—art, Spanish, fitness, beer brewing—anything!
Fun for Couples
16. Volunteer at the local animal or homeless shelter. Helping others is a great way to strengthen your bond.
17. Get a couples’ massage at a local resort. Most places will allow you to spend the day poolside for an extra fee. Pay up, get lunch, and make a day out of it.
18. See a movie at the drive-in.
19. Seek adventure. Try indoor rock climbing.
20. Take a couples cooking class.TELL US: What do you still want to do for fun in Middletown before summer is over?