On Saturday, June 9th, 10:30-5, join the CT River Ferries' Open House Day Celebration! Visit the Rocky Hill and Glastonbury ferry landings along Route 160, on June 9th for exhibits, activities, food, music…and Ferry crossings are free!
Friends of the Connecticut River Ferries, in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Transportation, are celebrating 357 years of continuous operation by the
nation’s oldest ferry service, the Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry, a state historic landmark. Also celebrated on this day are the efforts by residents of both Towns for restoration of full Ferry staffing to provide dependable, daily service, and 7:00-6:45 operating hours on weekdays, to best serve commuter needs.
On both sides of the river there will be exhibits and activities by non-profit organizations, including the CT Audubon Society, Great Meadows Conservation
Trust and the Rocky Hill Riverfront Preservation Society. Bring a picnic or purchase food from vendors and farm stands beside the landings. There will be live acoustic music and classic car clubs cruising by throughout the day. After crossing the CT River by ferry, drive down to the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry, part of the Connecticut River
Ferry Heritage Trail (maps provided) or travel by bicycle – both ferries are part of the Connecticut Bicycle Trails network.