Mansfield may be best known as home of the University of Connecticut – the state’s flagship university - but it’s also a unique cultural community with lots of history, open space and must-see spots to delight day trippers and residents alike.
Food & Dining
Mansfield General Store
Owned and run by sisters Lisa Rich and Keleigh Shumbo, the store has a wide variety of items for sale from home-baked foods to antiques to jewelry made by local artists. Enjoy live music during Sunday's all-you-can-eat brunch.
UConn Dairy Bar
With more than 24 flavors of homemade ice cream, there's something for everyone. See how the sweet treat's made through a special observation window. Customers can also purchase cage-free eggs, yogurts and made-to-order ice cream cakes.
Choose the Buffalo Bill Burger or other gourmet beef patties, such as the Rock Out Burger, Boston Burger and Pepé Le Pew. This retro burger joint also turns out Dragon Dogs (souped-up hot dogs), wings, salads, custom-mixed shakes, floats and even build-your-own sundaes and cupcakes.
Altnaveigh Inn & Restaurant
Experience a relaxed country atmosphere in Mansfield's historic Spring Hill district. Voted "Best Place to Eat When Someone Else is Buying" by Mansfield-Storrs Patch readers, Altnaveigh is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday. Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday.
Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace
For cinema lovers: Connecticut's largest remaining drive-in, and only three-screen drive-in showing first run double-features. The location also serves as the site for the Mansfield Marketplace, one of the largest flea markets in the state, where customers can sell, swap and display their own custom goods.
Lucky Strike Lanes
Established in Mansfield in the 1960's, this four-decades-old establishment is home to duckpin bowling. Visitors can also play billiards, arcade games or take in the game on one of several televisions.
Mansfield Hollow State Park
Picturesque boating, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking opportunities along its many trails. Bring along your favorite four-legged friend - leashes please!
Storrs Farmers Market
Currently in its 18th season, the market provides the community and surrounding area with the freshest foods and locally-made goods. Located within walking or biking distance of the Mansfield Community Center and UConn WRTD bus stops, the market is open every Saturday from 3-6 p.m.