Visit Brownstone Park: Enjoy Your Summer at the Adventure Center with This Guide

Visit Brownstone Park: Enjoy Your Summer at the Adventure Center with This Guide
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SHARE - Located in Portland, Connecticut, Brownstone Exploration Discovery Park is an adventure center for rock climbing, swimming, zip-lining, hiking, cliff jumping, and more.

It’s a great place to spend a day in the summer. Swimming, hiking, biking, snorkeling, and kayaking are just the beginning of what you can dive into here!

This eclectic facility also offers rock climbing, rock jumping, and wakeboarding. What's more, you'll have access to zip-lines, water slides, and rope swings. Get one of three one-day tickets for some serious hot summer fun at this thrilling park and other best deals only!

With a wide variety of outdoor activities awaiting, you shouldn’t miss the chance to visit this amusement park. Plan your holiday with our guide on visiting the Brownstone Park below.

Brownstone Water Park

1. Brownstone Park hours and directions

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Brownstone Park is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through September 7. Closed 8th - 11th Open 12 and 13th. The park is closed for the season after Sept. 13th.

Brownstone Park is less than 30 minutes from Hartford, New Haven & Waterbury. Use the following address instead of Brownstone Park when using GPS so you won’t end up playing baseball.

161 Brownstone Avenue

Portland, Conn. 06480

(866) 860-0208

To reach the site, from Route 9 North or South in Middletown, proceed eastbound over the Arrigoni Bridge (Route 17) and at the fifth stoplight, take a left onto Middlesex Avenue. At the stop sign, turn left onto Brownstone Avenue. Parking will be on your right.

2. Brownstone Park prices and deals

There are some types of passes that you can purchase: park passes, season passes, and corporate passes as well as gazebo rentals. Park passes and gazebo rentals must be purchased on line. Note that the pass is date specific. Here are the current rates for the daily passes:

And the following are the rates for the current season:

Depending on the availability, the park may offer better deals for the passes. You can also join their Loyalty Rewards Program to receive 15 percent off your next visit. For every $500 spent after that, you can get $25 off your next purchase. Text EXPERIENCE to 80777 to turn your debit or credit card into a rewards card and start earning!

3. Fun Things to Do in Brownstone Park CT

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There are plenty of activities and events to enjoy at the site. Here’s the list of activities:

  • Zip lines
  • Swimming and water obstacles
  • Rope swing
  • Cliff jump
  • Wakeboarding
  • Rock climb
  • Kayak and paddleboard

As for the events, some that you can join including the Wakeboard Rail Jam, Scout Day, and Brownstone Clam Bake.

4. Brownstone Park reviews

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While the park has gained a lot of popularity, you might want to truly learn the real deal before purchasing your passes.

As we’ve shown you, the admission price is fairly reasonable. It’s basically a lake with cool things on the lake to do, and visitors love the zip lining the most.

You can bring your own food and coolers in the park, so that's a plus! Many visitors recommend you to anticipate the long queue to check-in, so make sure you complete your waivers at home.

5. Hotels near Brownstone Park CT

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Don’t think you can get enough having fun in just a single day? Purchase your season pass and find the best accommodation nearby Brownstone Park! Inn at Middletown is 1.2 miles from Brownstone, a 5-minute walk from Wesleyan University, and a 10-minute walk from Kidcity Children's Museum. 

Set in a former colonial-style armory on Middletown's Main Street, this elegant hotel provides traditionally decorated rooms and suites offering free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Room service is offered.

There's a warmly decorated tavern serving New England-style cuisine Amenities also include a fitness center, an indoor heated pool, and a hot tub. Morning coffee and parking are free.

Another choice for you is the Courtyard by Marriott Hartford Cromwell. This modern hotel is 13 minutes away from Brownstone Park, a 5-minute walk from the Cromwell Commons Shopping Center, and a 2.5-mile drive from the Army Reserve Readiness Training Center.

Contemporary-styled rooms offer free WiFi, desks, and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas with sofabeds and/or whirlpool tubs.

Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor courtyard with a fire pit. The 2 American restaurants serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as Starbucks coffee. There's also a business center and 13 meeting rooms. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna, an exercise room, and on-site free parking.


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