It’s officially spring here in Canton, Connecticut! While the last remnants of winter melt away, we’re looking forward to long, warm sunny days. We’re sharing a few activities you and your family can do this spring in Canton. 

Activities for the Family

Maple Sugaring in Your Own Backyard- March 13 (snow date: March 20)

Roaring Brook Nature Center [add link] offers year-round educational activities for kids and families. This March, they’re having their annual demonstration where they teach visitors how to make maple syrup. This is a great activity for kids to learn about one of their favorite sweet condiments. Learn the entire process from identifying the right tree to tasting the final product (which some may say, is the best part). 

Admission is $11 per person and $36 for a family of four. Classes are held at Roaring Brook Nature Center, 70 Gracy Road, Canton CT 06019. For more information and times, please visit their website.


Gallery on the Green Guest Exhibition- March 18 to April 16

Every year, Gallery on the Green hosts a “member/guest exhibition” where artists of Canton Artists’ Guild search for the best of the best to showcase during this exhibition. Many local artists showcase exciting and vibrant sculptures, drawings, paintings, photographs, and more. This exhibition is great for a relaxing weekend in town. If you work up an appetite during the exhibit, grab some coffee and treats down the road at Giv Coffee.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs from Friday to Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Gallery on the Green. Located at 5 Canton Green Road, Canton, CT 06019. 


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Matterhorn Mini Golf- Opening Daily April 8

Since 2015, Matterhorn Mini Golf has been the go-to destination for friends and families to gather. This family-owned and operated mini-golf course has won multiple awards for its art, golf course, and customer service. Put your way through 18 holes of adventure through this Switzerland-themed mini-golf course.

Not only are you playing a friendly game of mini-golf, but you’ll also learn about cheese, chocolate, and even the Hadron Collider. After the game, relax and cool down with a Swiss swirled ice cream cone. 

The Matterhorn Mini Golf course opens up for the season on April 8. They’re located at 10 Dyer Cemetary Road, Canton CT 06019. 


Collinsville Canoe & Kayak

While the waters are still chilly, it’s a great time to sign up the kids for the kids' summer paddling program at Collinsville Canoe & Kayak. You can view pricing, program details, and more on their website. In the meantime, you can shop and stock up on gear in-store or online.

Once the weather permits and the water’s warm, Collinsville Canoe & Kayak will be offering events and custom group outings. Be sure to follow them on social media for updates.


We encourage you to spend time with your family and friends outside—exploring all the beautiful attractions Canton has to offer. If you visit one of the locations mentioned above, make sure to share your experience on social media! Tag us and show us how you #makeitcanton

For more inspiration on things to do in Canton, please check out our resources here.