Town of Portland

Love the outdoors? Then Portland is a great place for you to visit! While the town is known for the Brownstone Quarries National Historic Site, there is so much more to see and do. Play a round of golf at one of our three golf courses, visit a winery and stroll through the vineyard, kayak a lake with a  beautiful mountain view, zip line into a historic quarry, attend a riverfront concert, hike through a state forest, bike the historic Air Line Trail, or take a boat ride from one of our many marinas along the scenic Connecticut River. There are community activities throughout the year, too. In springtime you may find a bargain at our townwide tag sale or pick some of the sweetest strawberries in central Connecticut. Summer features a free concert series at our Riverfront Park plus golf, swimming, boating, and hiking. Portland shines in the fall with an agricultural fair, pick your own orchards, a Halloween Downtown celebration, and a Haunted Trail along the scenic Connecticut River. Our annual treelighting and parade kick off the holiday season with events throughout the winter including a Chocolate Festival. Great reasons to visit any time of the year!