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Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry

293 Meadow Rd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1606
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Fun little ride

Out for a Sunday drive we found ourselves in Glastonbury and decided to take the ferry across to... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
tosca1951
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Connecticut
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Rocky Hill ferry

After lunch at Shad Row we took the ferry across the river just for fun and went cruising... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
elaine499
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293 Meadow Rd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1606
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Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Out for a Sunday drive we found ourselves in Glastonbury and decided to take the ferry across to Shad Row for lunch. The ferry is small and only holds 3 cars so we had to wait about 15 minutes for our turn. The pretty park...More

Thank tosca1951
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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

After lunch at Shad Row we took the ferry across the river just for fun and went cruising throughout the countryside. It was fun & pretty. The ferry was very clean and efficient & the staff was very pleasant. I recommend a fun ride for...More

Thank elaine499
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Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

We went out of our way to use the ferry only to find that it was closed. It was May 10th. It was a long way back to Rocky Hills. No explanation so I don't know if it was just that day. There were several...More

Thank Penel0peE
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Reviewed March 25, 2017

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...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed January 17, 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.

Thank pamela r
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Reviewed November 27, 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.

Thank Gerard S
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Reviewed November 18, 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....More

Thank CTDB
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Reviewed August 12, 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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Reviewed August 7, 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.

Thank Jaguar002
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Reviewed August 7, 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...More

Thank mbruni611
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mariagb53
April 23, 2016|
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Response from Bradt255 | Reviewed this property |
It's off of Route 160 straight across from Ferry Park in Rocky Hill.
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Peter A
August 14, 2015|
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Response from Mimi S | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. It is a 6 minute ride across the river...
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