Wake up early, breathe in the fresh mountain air and be sure to eat a large serving at breakfast. You'll need all the energy you can get to make the most of Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort.
Tourists who want to check it out will need to head over to the state capital, Hartford.
Only 2 miles (3 kilometers) away from Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort, the Four Points by Sheraton Meriden is a convenient place to get a room.
If you're simply looking for a nice bed to lay your head on, look into the handful of inexpensive hotels that are a short drive away. Two popular places are the Quality Inn & Suites and the Colonial Inn & Suites.
If you want to be close to all the excitement, and stay in an upscale hotel, spend a night or two at The Wallingford Victorian Inn, 5 miles (8 kilometers) away.
If your sightseeing has left you a bit peckish, make your way to Fire at the Ridge & Ridgeside Tavern (99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield). It's just 0.1 miles (0.2 kilometers) away.