This modern water park at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Conn., one of New Englands oldest lakeside amusement parks, has a zillion ways to get wet, including family raft slides; Clipper Cove, where 300-gallon buckets of water are dumped every few minutes; and a lazy river that suddenly dumps you into a water slide for a thrilling finish to an easygoing float. You can leave the sunglasses on dry land for the most chilling ride of all, a high-speed plunge down a tube in utter darkness. Its called, appropriately enough, Lights Out. 271 Enterprise Drive, 860-583-3300, www.lakecompounce.com. 52 inches and taller $34.99, under 52 inches $25.99, over age 60 $17.99, after 5 p.m. $17.99, 3 and under free. Water Park open summer daily 11a.m.-8, with an extra hour or two added on for weekends nights.