Riverside Park

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Riverside Park which includes a park

Explore Hartford’s portion of the Connecticut River at this park. Walk along the Riverside and Sculpture trails, go boating or enjoy a picnic outside.

As you might guess, Riverside Park lies right on the banks of the Connecticut River. This century-old park in Hartford is full of things to see and do. Enjoy the serene surroundings or take on an exciting challenge at the adventure course.

Explore the scenic Connecticut River along the Riverfront Trails. Snaking over 4.5 miles (7.2 kilometers), the trails stretch from the Riverfront Boathouse and north toward the town of Windsor. Travel on foot or by bike and watch for eagles, fish and other wildlife.

Stroll south along the river on the Sculpture Walk, which is dotted with beautiful permanent pieces of art. Within 5 minutes, you will reach the Connecticut Science Center.

The Riverfront Boathouse is a fairly new event space. From the boathouse, look for competitive rowers in action on the river. Use the boat launch to put your own craft into the river. Cast your fishing line in and see what you can catch.

Riverside Park has everything that you need for a day of fun for the entire family. Picnic on one of several outdoor tables and grills. Younger visitors gravitate toward the playground. Have a family match on the volleyball courts or football and cricket fields.

Challenge yourself at Riverfront Adventure. Traverse the ropes course, tackle the climbing tower or work with your team to man the dragon boat. This comprehensive program, designed for groups to work on their teamwork and leadership skills, must be reserved in advance of your visit.

The park frequently hosts concerts, plays and other open-air events. During these, food and facilities are always available. Check with the Riverfront Recapture organization to see what upcoming events are on the calendar. Some require buying tickets in advance, while others are free for all.

Although you are surrounded by nature, Riverside Park is actually in the heart of Hartford. You can easily walk to shops and restaurants downtown.

Riverside Park is open from sunrise to sunset. Park your vehicle in one of the many free spaces within the park. Portable toilet facilities are available on-site except during winter months.

Top Hotels Close to Riverside Park

The Capitol Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
The Capitol Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
3 out of 5
440 Asylum St, Hartford, CT
The price is $88 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
Located in Downtown Hartford, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Theater Works, XL Center, and Connecticut Convention Center. Hartford Hospital and Mark Twain ...
3.5/5 Good! (286 reviews)
"Fridge and microwave. Good heating/a/c, etc."

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2021

The Capitol Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
The Goodwin Hotel
The Goodwin Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1 Haynes St, Hartford, CT
The price is $169 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
Located in Downtown Hartford, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Theater Works and XL Center. Connecticut Convention Center and Hartford Hospital are also ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (972 reviews)
"Everything"

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The Goodwin Hotel
Hilton Hartford
Hilton Hartford
3.5 out of 5
315 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT
The price is $131 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 24
Located in Downtown Hartford, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hartford Stage and XL Center. Connecticut Convention Center and Xfinity Theatre are also ...
4/5 Very Good! (975 reviews)
"The staff at this hotel was very friendly. The room was immaculate in its cleanliness. The only ‘ding’ for this hotel was its lack of an in-house restaurant, perhaps due to Covid 19. The hotel was convenient to the sites I wanted to visit in Hartford."

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Hilton Hartford
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Super 8 by Wyndham Hartford
Super 8 by Wyndham Hartford
2 out of 5
57 W Service Road, Hartford, CT
The price is $68 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
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The Goodwin Hotel
The Goodwin Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1 Haynes St, Hartford, CT
The price is $169 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
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Hilton Hartford
Hilton Hartford
3.5 out of 5
315 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT
The price is $131 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 24
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The Capitol Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
The Capitol Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
3 out of 5
440 Asylum St, Hartford, CT
The price is $88 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
The Capitol Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
Hampton Inn & Suites Hartford/East Hartford
Hampton Inn & Suites Hartford/East Hartford
2.5 out of 5
351 Pitkin Steet, East Hartford, CT
The price is $101 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
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Candlewood Suites Hartford Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Candlewood Suites Hartford Downtown, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
370 Market Street, Hartford, CT
The price is $113 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Candlewood Suites Hartford Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown Area, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown Area, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
100 East River Drive, East Hartford, CT
The price is $101 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown Area, an IHG Hotel
Marriott Hartford Downtown
Marriott Hartford Downtown
4 out of 5
200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT
The price is $167 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Marriott Hartford Downtown
Residence Inn by Marriott Hartford Downtown
Residence Inn by Marriott Hartford Downtown
3.5 out of 5
942 Main St, Hartford, CT
The price is $143 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 17
Residence Inn by Marriott Hartford Downtown
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