Our last minute trip to Gillette Castle State Park

We gave Chelsea a ride to a friends house in Moodus a few weeks ago. Instead of just dropping her off, we decided to check out the area. At the last minute we ended up at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam CT. I had not been there since I was a little kid. Kevin had never been, so we were thrilled to check it out with the kids. Of course since this was totally last minute, I did not have my camera with me. I had to use my old yucky iPhone 3GS which takes horrible pictures. But I think you can get a sense of how beautiful this place is. I was in awe the whole time I was in there. The staff inside were awesome and told fantastic stories. They showed us little secret spaces and shared lots of fun little facts about each room.

We had such a great time walking around the grounds of the castle. We plan on going back and having a picnic in one of the picnic areas. This time we had some lunch at the small restaurant on the property. The kids loved their chicken nuggets and fries. If you are looking for a nice place for a day trip I would totally pack a cooler and check this place out.

If you have been to Gillette Castle State Park leave me a comment.
I’d love to hear what you loved about it!