Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park A full-blown adventure park sprang up in an old Portland brownstone quarry a few years ago, and it’s become one of Connecticut’s top attractions. The kids will love the rope swings, rock climbing and zip lines, while Dad, in the spirit of “Modern Family,” will have an excellent opportunity to humiliate himself, his wife and his children as he tries to get up on a wakeboard. See brownstonepark.com for details.

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