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Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry

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Address: Rocky Hill, CT

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ey this is the oldest continuous ferry service in America(I believe) so take the 10 minute ride in your automobile or b

Hey this is considered the oldest continuous operating ferry in America(I believe). However it only runs during the summer months. So support history and the ferry by taking your... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Glastonbury, CT
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Glastonbury, CT
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hey this is considered the oldest continuous operating ferry in America(I believe). However it only runs during the summer months. So support history and the ferry by taking your automobile or bicycle across the serene Connecticut River for a few bucks which travels between Glastonbury and Rocky Hill. The kids will love it even though the trip takes less than... More 

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is the oldest running ferry in the U.S. It crosses the Connecticut River to Glastonbury. You can take your car over or bicycles. Or you can board the ferry on foot and just ride over and back. Runs seasonally only.

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Thank pamela r
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

It's always a treat for guests visiting us in Rocky Hill to take a quick ride across the river on the Ferry. Always a friendly staff.

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Thank Gerard S
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Its a ferry, its short, its old. But if you are into that sort of thing it is awesome. I have gone across by bike and then ridden out to the center of Glastonbury for coffee a few times, or driven across just for fun. Great for people driving through the state, or when family comes to visit.

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Thank CTDB
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Whenever I visit Rocky Hill the ferry landing is my first stop and I usually ride it 2 or 3 time in a week.

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Ocala, Florida
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316 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Love this ferry, We've taken it many times and it's always a pleasure. To bad it isn't longer but still a great ride on a beautiful day.

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Thank Jaguar002
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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75 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I've been taking this ferry since I was a kid. I always take advantage of the opportunity to take a ride across the river to get to the farmer's market plus get a nice ride with a cool breeze on the way. The people are always nice and it provides community to both Rocky Hill and Glastonbury. It's something that... More 

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

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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Thank VMK2014
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

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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93 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

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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