Hotel at a Glance: Two Trees Inn
At Two Trees Inn, guests can relax away from the bustle of the nearby Foxwoods Resort Casino. The inn’s lush grounds are dotted with a white gazebo and charming water features. In the lobby, brown leather chairs surround a stone fireplace—the perfect spot for reading or sipping a cup of coffee. Guest rooms offer ample space for taking it easy after a long day of gaming or exploring local museums.
- Free 24-hour shuttle makes it easy to get to and from the Foxwoods Resort Casino.
- A multilevel arcade located within the casino features classic video games such as Mario Kart and Space Invaders.
- Take a dip in the heated indoor pool.
- Daily $15 breakfast credit at The Grill at Two Trees
- See beluga whales and jellyfish at the Mystic Aquarium.
Ledyard, Connecticut: Forested Homeland of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe
The scenery in Ledyard is characterized by dense birch, maple, and sassafras forests that cover a broad swath of southeast Connecticut. This rugged wilderness is home to the Mashantucket Pequot tribe and has been since 1666. Visitors can learn about the reservation’s history through lifelike dioramas, Native American art, and artifacts at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center on the north side of town. Climb to the top of the museum’s 185-foot tower to see panoramic views of the wooded landscape and nearby swamplands.
Ledyard is also just a 15-minute drive from the coast. Head to Bluff Point State Park to enjoy forested hiking and biking trails that lead to a mile of sandy, secluded beachfront. A few miles north, the town of Mystic preserves the feel of 18th-century coastal New England. You can get a feel for early life here by exploring the old-timey shops at Olde Mistick Village or visiting the Museum of America and the Sea, which chronicles the area’s maritime history.