The town of Woodbridge is sort of the ideal New England town. It’s the kind of quaint community that served as the inspiration for the very popular TV show, Gilmore Girls. Here you’ll find white steeple churches, beautiful public squares, and locally owned shops in the downtown area. Book an RV in Woodbridge and you can explore this section of New England and all that it has to offer.
If visiting New York City is part of your Woodbridge RV rental trip itinerary, you’re in luck - the metropolis is connected to New Haven via the Northeast Regional and Acela Express Amtrak trains along with Metro-North Commuter Rail. The New Haven Railroad station is an attraction on its own and well worth poking around before your train arrives. From there, bus lines connect up to Woodbridge. In total, it takes about three and a half hours to reach the Big Apple.
Getting Outside near Woodbridge
Woodbridge is neither very far from the coast or the pleasantly rolling hills that define the Connecticut landscapes. West Rock Ridge State Park is one of the most popular places for Woodbridge visitors to enjoy nature. A scenic drive concludes at the top of a mountain overlooking New Haven and a few good hiking trails branch off from there. The 3.5-mile Derby Greenway rail trail is also popular with joggers, cyclists, and those just going out for a stroll. While the path might seem short, it’s actually the first link in the 44-mile-long Naugatuck River Greenway that extends to Torrington.
If you’re hoping to hit up the links while touring the area with an RV rental in Woodbridge, you can enjoy some time on the green at one of the nearby golf courses. To get a taste of farm life though, head to one of the farms in Hamden and Shelton. Pick your own strawberries, blueberries, and pumpkins and learn a little bit about where the food comes from.
Big outdoor adventure with your Woodbridge motorhome rental can be found 180 miles to the north in New York’s famed Adirondack State Park. Hundreds of miles of trails, pristine alpine lakes, and an Olympic training center at Lake Placid make this a must visit location during your Woodbridge camper rental vacation.
RV Parks near Woodbridge
As you might expect with this densely populated section of New England, there aren’t too many RV parks nearby. One of the closest places to park your camper rental near Woodbridge is at Totoket Valley RV Park. The park has full hookups and on-site laundry facilities. Another option is Gentile’s Campground about 25 miles to the north. It has various recreational facilities including volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts, a miniature golf course and a baseball field.
Bear Creek Campground in Southington is also about 25 miles out of Woodbridge and is adjacent to the Lake Compounce amusement park.
A final option is to stay in the Walmart parking lot north of Woodbridge, though you should confirm availability ahead of time with store management. To fuel up your rig, you can find a truck stop in Milford, just a little to the southwest of New Haven. There are also other gas stations around the area.
Exploring the town of Woodbridge
As Woodbridge serves as a bedroom community for New Haven, most of the interesting attractions are located there. Yale University has a few noteworthy sites including the Yale Art Gallery and Center for British Art, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. The New Haven Museum also has some interesting exhibits covering the town’s history and how it relates to the development of Connecticut as a whole.
If you’d like to see a Broadway show without paying Broadway ticket prices, catch an evening performance at either the Schubert or Long Wharf Theater; check their websites for a schedule. There are also some great concerts at the College Street Music Hall, with bigger names and tons of independent acts taking the stage here. For those seeking a more offbeat tourist attraction, look no further than the PEZ Visitor Center, a 4,000 square foot museum dedicated to those candy tablets and their array of dispensers. It’s also home to the world’s largest PEZ dispenser, a motorcycle designed by Orange County Choppers.
Craft beer aficionados will enjoy at stop at one of the breweries in the area, and wine drinkers won’t have trouble finding a winery or two to imbibe in some locally made selections.