September 28th, 2017 342 views
With the leaves changing colors in the Connecticut countryside to beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow, there’s no better time than now to see it from a hot air balloon, where you can float peacefully over the hills and even spot your 360 State apartment.
Around New Haven, there are plenty of places to take off from a hot air balloon, a ‘bucket list’ item that everyone should try once in their life. This weekend, take the family and visit one of these hot air ballooning establishments to see the world from a whole new angle!
CT Ballooning, located at 304 4 Rod Rd, Kensington which is about 30 minutes from your 360 State apartment, schedules hot air balloon rides daily at sunrise, weather permitting all year. Your entire balloon adventure will last between 3-4 hours, while your actual flight time is approximately 1 hour.
During the flight, the balloon will travel between 3 and 15 miles depending on the wind speed and direction. It will also vary in altitude from just a few hundred feet, to several thousand feet above the ground, giving you breathtaking views of the area.
Berkshire Balloons, located at 190 Tomlinson Ave #12h, Plainville which is about 40 minutes from your 360 State apartment, is one of Connecticut’s oldest and most experienced balloon ride companies operating in the Farmington Valley and Litchfield Hills.
Their experiences in ballooning are unmatched when it comes to flying passengers on the aviation experience that they have only dreamed about. This year, they are celebrating 36 years of continuous safe flying!
304 4 Rod Rd, Kensington, CT 06037
190 Tomlinson Ave #12h, Plainville, CT 06062