Free in Connecticut almost seems like an oxymoron. But for someone that’s been living here almost most of my life, I’ve had to find events and locations that can cater to my budget. Here are a few of them and of course, feel free to comment with any free Connecticut events I should add!
Kaaterskill Falls near Hunter, NY, located on the ancestral land of the Lenape, is the tallest waterfall in the state of New York at 260 feet. Yes, even taller than the world-famous Niagara Falls.
There are two paths to get to the waterfall. 1st option: Drive all the way to the Kaaterskill Falls Viewing Platform parking lot and make your way from the top of the falls to the bottom of the falls. 2nd option: Drive to the parking lot off of 23A and make your way up from the lower trailhead starting at the base of Bastion Falls. It doesn’t take more than 20 minutes each way to get a view of the waterfall. My favorite way is to hike up from the lower trailhead to get the view of BOTH tiers in all their splendor. And this is precisely what we did for the first Latinas Who Hike meetup I organized with Joy from Part Time Exploradora and Susie from Latinx Project. See more photos from the event below!
Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, CT has more than 25 miles of trails to explore. You can pick whether you want to go for an easy stroll or a strenuous hike. For people that want to take it easy, there is a gravel trail that leads you up to the tower on Mt. Carmel. And for strenuous, there is a trail that leads you to some rock scrambling.
Yes, you can visit some of your favorite museums for free!
It might take some planning but it can be done. So you want to revisit an exhibition with a friend that’s in town or maybe you just can’t afford to go to a museum with your entire family when traveling on a budget. Of course, if you can pay the entrance fee without feeling any pain in your pocket, please support the arts! But if for some reason this isn’t possible, here are some tips and tricks that will let you visit museums for free in the United States!
Angelike (pronounced an-juh-leek) was born in the tiny town of Archidona, which you might not have heard of if you have never been to Ecuador. She was born in a town with fewer than 5,000 people and by the time she was 20 years old, she had already left her country to study abroad in France & Canada while studying translation and interpretation. By her mid-twenties she completed her Master’s Degree in Scotland and recently studied abroad in Israel. Angelike wants to see the world, get to know other cultures and get an education. And no, she will not pay for any of this. All of her semesters and years studying abroad were through scholarships. These experiences helped her “find herself”; it’s how she became trilingual; how she learned what it means to bar hop in Europe; and eventually, led her to start her own business. Here is her story and she wants you to know that, yes, you can do it too!