I can’t believe Rev3 Quassy is almost here! My triathlete husband has had this race on his 2014 schedule for quite a while. He even went on a practice bike ride a few weeks ago, as it will be the first time he’s doing the race. As I’m going along as a spectator, I decided to look at a few things to do and places to eat in the area and of course, share them with you.
THINGS TO DO
- Well, first and foremost is Quassy Amusement Park & Water Park (2132 Middlebury Rd.). This park has over 20 fun attractions with multiple food options. You can’t miss it at the race!!!
- If you have some free time while you’re in the area and need some pampering, check out Viso Bello Day Spa (900 Straits Turnpike). It has state-of-the-art equipment, massage therapy, and a relaxing environment, which make this a fabulous place to unwind.
- Why not try and get a bit of education while you’re in the area at the Timexpo Museum (Waterbury – only about 10 mins. away). You can explore the history of the Timex Group clockmakers and the rich history of clockmaking in Connecticut.
- If you need a bit of culture, visit Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center (Waterbury). Here you can learn about the history and fascinating culture of the region and view some exquisite local artwork.
- Fascia Chocolates (Waterbury) – Okay all you chocoholics out there. You can take a tour, learn all about chocolate making, with tastings and demonstrations.
If you are coming from outside Connecticut, there really is a lot to do in the state. My favorite, not too far from Middlebury, is the Litchfield County area. Choices include Kent, Washington, and Litchfield. The area is great for shopping, dining, and sightseeing. Feel free to ask me directly for any recommendations as this is my home turf!
PLACES TO EAT
- Pies & Pints of Middlebury (1 Store Rd.) – Delicious pizzas & burgers with a good selection of brews to pair them with. They even have a housemade Pale Ale & IPA. It’s a family restaurant with a pub-like atmosphere.
- 8fifty Wood Fire Artisan Pizza (489 Middlebury Rd.) – Just what the name implies. Enjoy wood fired pizza, along with salads, soups, and pastas.
- Milano Osteria (564 Middlebury Rd.) – Just opened earlier this year. Small Italian menu, but with a good variety of options,craft beers, and a nice wine list.
- Maggie McFly’s (6 Woodside Ave.) – Good old American food & bar. It’s reasonably priced with a huge menu, so something for everyone, especially those with a hearty appetite.
- Juniper’s Restaurant (1383 Whittemore Rd.) – Just the right place for those craving scrumptious Italian cuisine.
- Carmen Anthony Steakhouse & Fishhouse (757 Main St.) – If you want a nice dining experience, head to this restaurant in Waterbury for high quality steak and seafood. Their motto is eat well, live well…..
Hope to see you there. Keep an eye out for a woman wearing a TriWivesClub t-shirt and you’ll find me!!!! Be sure to also follow us on twitter @triwivesclub during race weekend!
– THE TRIWIVESCLUB
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Sherry is one of the TriWivesClub and LifeDoneWell co-founders and contributes to multiple blogs. She is a former co-owner of the California Apparel News and had a career in the healthcare industry. Her passions include traveling, real food, the environment, and animal rescue/welfare. She lives a healthy lifestyle and has been a vegetarian since 1987. She and her husband are parents to two rescue pups and reside in Connecticut.