Explore Connecticut this weekend

Zip line course.

Zip line course. Photo Credit: Catherine Leiva

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Zipathon Zip Line Racing Series
Sunday, July 14 at 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
(Additional dates July 21, 28)

Empower Sports and Adventure Center
2011 South Main St.
Middletown, 06457

Are you tough enough!? A new kind of adventure race is being introduced on Sunday. With over two miles of obstacles, it will test your strength, endurance, athleticism and mental toughness. Join a team or make up your own.

35th Annual Sailfest
Friday through Sunday, July 12-14

2 State Street
New London, CT 06320

Street and harbor festival featuring the tall ship Eagle, kids entertainment, 5K road race, outdoor fine crafts festival, food court, and Saturday evening fireworks extravaganza.

Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise
Daily, call for times
(203) 488-8905

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Departs from Stony Creek Town Dock
Indian Point Road
Branford, 06405

Daily 45-minute narrated sightseeing cruise of the Thimble Islands aboard the Sea Mist. Foliage cruises, seal watch cruises, party or dinner cruises.

Adults $12, seniors $10, children (under 12) $6.

Maritime Cruise & Cuisine
Every Friday now through August 30 at 6 p.m.

Departs from Sheffield Island Dock
Water & Washington streets
Norwalk, 06850

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Includes a Norwalk Harbor sunset cruise with the Norwalk Seaport Association leaving from Sheffield Island Dock. Returing at 8 p.m., guests walk one block to Mama's Boy Restaurant (19 North St.), for a three-course meal, with gourmet twist on Southern food. Reduced price for parking of $1 for the evening at the Maritime Garage.

Cost of cruise and dinner: $52.

Litchfield Hills Triathlon & Aqua/Bike Challenge
Sunday, July 14 at 7:30 a.m

Brodie Park
West Hill Lake
New Hartford, 06057

Enjoy a one-mile swim in crystal clear lake water, stunning mountain vistas along the 25-mile bike course, and rural back roads during the 10K run. The Aqua/Bike event runs simultaneously with the triathlon on the same swim and bike course. Top off race day with great food and drink.

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Cost of admission: free to spectators.

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