Summer Time Fun

Summer is the time to relax and have fun in the sun. It’s hard to think of what to do sometimes, so take this list as ideas to have a blast this summer.

  1. Misquamicut Beach and Watch Hill make good places for some body surfing, tanning, boogie boarding and more.
  2. Drive-in theater night at Misquamicut ($15 a vehicle)
  3. Sail Fest July 13-15th in New London (Food, vendors, Music, Fireworks, Fun).
  4. Grab a nice cold ice cream and chill with animals at the new ice cream place in Gales Ferry, Pops, in the old location of Cows and Cones.
  5. Take a hike at Lantern Hill near the casino or maybe a longer trip to Devil’s Hopyard to see a waterfall.
  6. Visit Holmberg’s to pick summer fruits.
  7. Watch the sunset or get up early to catch the sunrise with someone special or by yourself.
  8. Go to a concert; lawn tickets at the Hartford Xfinity center are usually pretty cheap. G-eazy performs August 25th.
  9. Walk through the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival  August 11-12.
  10. Explore new restaurants around, try something new off the menu that sounds crazy like a peanut butter burger at Aroogas.
  11. Take the advantage of the warm nights and go stargazing.
  12. The Brooklyn Fair on August 23-26 or even better and more local the Ledyard Fair.
  13. The annual Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (date TBD).
  14. Go on a mini road trip to Boston, NY, Providence, Newport or really any city or cute town. Go out and explore.
  15. Dance in the refreshing rain, be free.
  16. Go to farmers’ markets.
  17. Go on a random photoshoot anywhere.
  18. Make a slip n slide out of a tarp, water and soap.
  19. Have a bonfire.
  20. Hang out and stay up all night with friends, do what you couldn’t during the school year. Make memories!



Cassidy Carroll, Staff Writer

Junior Cassidy Carroll is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. She plays varsity cross country, lacrosse, and track for LHS while also being a member of NAHS. Outside of Ledyard, she’s often taking part in daring adventures…but she didn’t share any.

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