recreation & ATTRACTIONS
Are you looking for recreational activities in Woodstock, Connecticut? Check out these recreational places and attractions for places to take your family. Or, take a cruise around town to check out our shops, explore agricultural attractions, or discover local parks or places to have fun. Here are our current members in this category.
beaver pines campground
Beaver Pines Campground is a small, family-owned campground nestled in the tranquil setting of the Nipmuck National Forest, off of Route 198 in Woodstock. clean, hot showers, coin-op laundry, a convenience/camp store with a propane filling station. There is a rec field on the grounds for horseshoes, volleyball, wiffle ball and whatever other activities you can think up. If water sports are more your thing you can canoe or kayak on Griggs Pond or sit back and spend the day fishing, (or watching for our resident beaver to show its face!). So come visit us and stay awhile!
LOOS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Originally built in 1968 on the campus of Annhurst College, the Loos Center for the Arts was acquired by The Woodstock Academy with the purchase of South Campus in 2017. The Loos Center for the Arts includes a 1,000 seat theater, theGallery, lecture hall, recording studio, and several classrooms.
Roseland Cottage, a National Historic Landmark, is one of 37 historic sites owned and operated by Historic New England. Built in 1846 in the newly fashionable Gothic Revival style, Roseland Cottage was the summer home of Henry Bowen, a silk tycoon, and his family. He used Roseland Cottage as a place to entertain friends and political connections, including four U.S. presidents. The picturesque landscape includes original boxwood-edged parterre gardens planted in the 1850s. The estate includes an icehouse, aviary, carriage barn, and the nation’s oldest surviving indoor bowling alley. It reflects the principles of Andrew Jackson Downing, a leading nineteenth-century tastemaker.Historic New England’s Roseland Cottage offers guided tours of our house museum. Tours are free for Woodstock residents and Historic New England members. The Roseland Cottage Gift Shop offers visitors a wide selection of books, Historic New England and Roseland Cottage souvenirs, crafts, jewelry, and children’s games. Facilities are available for wedding and event rentals.
556 ROUTE 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
northeastern connecticut chamber of commerce
The Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce serves the area as a non-profit professional organization whose mission is to promote the increased profitability of area businesses through a strong economy. Our membership of nearly 400 businesses is committed to the concept that there is enormous strength in unity and great benefit to be gained in the exchange of information and ideas.
Whether you’re planning to relocate to Connecticut’s northeast or visit our area for a short time, we are confident that our business community is anxious to make your time here pleasant and productive. This community guide/membership directory comes to you with the compliments and best wishes of the Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce.
Woodstock recreation commission
The Woodstock Recreation Commission seeks to promote the general welfare of the community by providing recreational activities for children and citizens of the Town of Woodstock. From adult and children’s basketball to yoga and zumba, we host a variety of programs designed for all abilities and interests. We also partner with Roseland Cottage to provide free concerts throughout the summer. Our 10k Memorial Day Road Race and Town-Wide Tag Sale allows us the opportunity to give back to our community by donating to the Woodstock Fuel Assistance Program. For more information or to contact the Recreation Director, please visit the Recreation page on the town website: