Rocky Hill Offers A Bit of Everything For Everyone

Patch takes you on a brief tour of the attractions, restaurants and destination spots in Rocky Hill.


Whether you are new to the area, lived here for 30 years or just driving through, Rocky Hill offers visitors and residents something different to do each day of the week.

Rocky Hill is one of the few towns in Connecticut that boasts a historic landmark. The is longest continuously operating ferry in the United States. The short ride across the Connecticut River is helpful for commuters and allows riders to view the picturesque scenery. 

The ferry, which dates back to 1655, is open Monday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fees for riding the ferry are:

  • $3 for motor vehicle
  • $2 for commuter rate (requires pre-purchased commuter coupons)
  • $1 for pedestrians and bicyclist

People can travel back into the age of prehistoric creatures, when they visit .

Discovered in 1966 and opened to the public two years later, Dinosaur State Park is one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. The park and museum were built after the discovery of 2,000 early Jurassic dinosaur footprints. More than 50,000 people visit the park each year.

If you feel like going for a hike, Rocky Hill offers several trails for you to explore including the newly opened . The park features a waterfall, two ponds, a three-mile loop to hike and lots of historical information on the former industrial park.

Rocky Hill is also known for having great locally owned restaurants. If you are thinking Italian, pizza or grinders you can stop by , who is a f and . If hibachi, Japanese or sushi visit the . Or if you are a meat and potato guy try , for burgers why not tease your taste buds with or enjoy the catch of the day at .

No matter what you are looking for, Rocky Hill has it or is only a short drive away from it. So come visit Rocky Hill and you will be pleasantly surprised by all it offers. Or rediscover the place that you call home, I am sure you will be glad that you did.

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