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Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry

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Address: Route 160, Rocky Hill, CT
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OLDEST AND BEST!

The Rocky Hill Glastonbury Ferry is the oldest continuous operating ferry in the U.S. The ride across the Connecticut River is brief......just a few minutes but one you will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Rocky Hill Glastonbury Ferry is the oldest continuous operating ferry in the U.S. The ride across the Connecticut River is brief......just a few minutes but one you will enjoy whether you are taking it with your children and family for fun or to cut out driving time to get to South Glastonbury/Rocky Hill. The ferry holds three or four... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a trip I take at least once a year. I often go 3-4 times a year. I love the trip and only wish it was a longer ride.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ferry ride was nice however its a very short ride. I did it for the kids and it is something nice and cheap to do. We had a picnic at the picnic tables on the Rocky Hill side before we went across on the ferry.

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Islip, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Saves alot of driving to get to Glastonbury from Rocky Hill. The Captain and Mate are Super nice and Fabulous at their job.It is such a nostalgic thing to do even if you do not need to get to the other side. Great scenery.Quick ride across.

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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

On a cool morning we arrived and walked around the pleasant park beside the ferry. The wide river is breath taking.

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Nice little ride across the narrow CT river. Old tug boat ads the air of old to the ride. Just a few dollars takes your car.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Enjoyable ride across the Connecticut River. There is also a snack bar to sit and have a light lunch.

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Thank Anita M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

It is the oldest continuously running ferry and a great scenic drive when you get to the other side and make your way through Glastonbury. The ferry itself is an inexpensive way to get out on the water and enjoy a quick boat trip across. The kids always love it and it accepts cars, bikes and pedestrians.

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Cromwell, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

When you have a few extra minutes-take the oldest running ferry from Rocky Hill to Glastonbury and get out of the car and take in the scenery of the CT River for a short ride...better than taking a bridge anyday!

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Madison, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This is a short quick ferry ride to get from Rocky Hill to Glastonbury and/or back. The ferry only holds a few cars but it's a short trip so no real back-up. On the Rocky Hill side there is a small park as well as the Shad Row outdoor restaurant. Bring a bite to eat at the park or have... More 

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