Summer Fun (by Bus!) in Willimantic

Looking for summer fun in Willimantic?

Take a WRTD bus to go fly a kite, fish, picnic, explore, jump in the river, discover local history, hike, and play ball!

Suggestion #1: Go Fly a Kite

Take a WRTD Bus to these open-field parks:

Jillson Square

Lauter Park

Recreation Park

Suggestion #2: Go Fish

Take a WRTD Bus to these local fishing spots:

Heritage Park – Willimantic River

Lauter Park – Natchaug River

Alex Caisse Park – Park Pond

Suggestion #3: Go Out(side) to Eat

Take a WRTD Bus to relaxing picnic areas:

Heritage Park – Willimantic River

Lauter Park – Natchaug River, Playscape & Splash Park

Alex Caisse Park – Romantic Gazebo & Pond

Memorial Park – Large Playscape

Suggestion #4: Go Exploring

Take a WRTD Bus to a public library to discover children’s programs, special
collections, community lending programs, and lots & lots of books:

Willimantic Public Library

Eastern Connecticut State University Library

Suggestion #5: Go Jump in the River

Take a WRTD bus to Lauter Park Beach. Contact the Windham Recreaton Department for information on beach opening and life guard hours during the summer.

Lauter Park – Natchaug River

Suggestion #6: Go Back in Time

Take a WRTD bus to these historic sites (exhibit and event fees may apply):

Heritage Park – View of Historic Mills

Windham Textile & History Museum

Jillson House Museum

Suggestion #7: Go Take a Hike

Take a WRTD bus to these walking paths:

Veteran’s Memorial Greenway

Lauter Park – Natchaug River

Suggestion #8: Play Ball

Put together an impromptu game and let a WRTD bus take you there!

Recreation Park – Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer

Lauter Park – Basketball, Baseball

Memorial Park – Baseball

Suggestion #9: Spin Your Wheels

Use WRTD Bus bicycle racks to transport your bicycle to the Veterans’ Memorial Greenway Trail

Veteran’s Memorial Greenway