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Hidden Gems

Kick off your heels and explore the hidden gems the Connecticut shoreline has to offer from Thimble Islands cruises to shopping in nearby boutiques and galleries. Interested in just relaxing? Then stick your feet in the sand and relax on the gorgeous beaches of Long Island Sound – you will not be disappointed. Here are some hot spots to visit.

Coastal Communities

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Whether you’re visiting from out-of-state or around the corner, discover why you want to visit the Connecticut shoreline. Explore these wonderful places nestled in picturesque coastal villages – a must for your bucket list. We aim to please!

The Clam Castle is World Famous, Fresh Seafood, and a local favorite. Clam Castle has been shoreline landmark in Madison, CT for about 60 years.

Location: 1324 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443, USAWebsite: http://clamcastlect.com/Phone: (203) 245-4911

Located in the heart of downtown Mystic, The Shipwright's Daughter is the newest addition to our beloved town's thriving culinary community.

Location: The Shipwright's Daughter, East Main Street, Mystic, CT, USAWebsite: https://www.shipwrightsdaughter.com/#Phone: 860-536-7605

Hamburg Cove is one of the top destinations for renting a kayak and stand up paddleboard in Connecticut.

Location: 250 Hamburg Road, Lyme, Connecticut 06371, USAWebsite: http://www.covelanding.com/Phone: (860) 434-5240

East Haddam Farmers' Market Summer Saturdays, June 20th - August 29th, 3PM - 6PM

Location: East Haddam Farmers' Market at Ballek's Garden Center, 90 Maple Ave, East Haddam, CT 06423, USAWebsite: http://easthaddamfarmersmarket.org/Phone: (860) 531-3117

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Here’s the best of the Connecticut shoreline. Plan, shop, stay!

The Clam Castle

The Clam Castle is World Famous, Fresh Seafood, and a local favorite. Clam Castle has been shoreline landmark in Madison, CT for about 60 years.

Location: 1324 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443, USAWebsite: http://clamcastlect.com/Phone: (203) 245-4911

The Shipwright's Daughter

Located in the heart of downtown Mystic, The Shipwright's Daughter is the newest addition to our beloved town's thriving culinary community.

Location: The Shipwright's Daughter, East Main Street, Mystic, CT, USAWebsite: https://www.shipwrightsdaughter.com/#Phone: 860-536-7605

Cove Landing Marine of Hamburg Cove

Hamburg Cove is one of the top destinations for renting a kayak and stand up paddleboard in Connecticut.

Location: 250 Hamburg Road, Lyme, Connecticut 06371, USAWebsite: http://www.covelanding.com/Phone: (860) 434-5240

East Haddam Farmers’ Market

East Haddam Farmers' Market Summer Saturdays, June 20th - August 29th, 3PM - 6PM

Location: East Haddam Farmers' Market at Ballek's Garden Center, 90 Maple Ave, East Haddam, CT 06423, USAWebsite: http://easthaddamfarmersmarket.org/Phone: (860) 531-3117

Colchester Farmers’ Market

Colchester Farmers' Market -Sunday, June 21st - October 18th, 9AM - 1PM

Location: 97 Hayward Avenue, Colchester, CT 06415, USAWebsite: https://www.communitypollinator.com/colchester-farmers-marketPhone: (860) 531-3117

Cottage Flair

At Cottage Flair, you'll find hand-painted furniture and accessories, home decor, unique gifts, sweet baby items, soy candles, jewelry, clothing & fashion accessories, and so much.

Location: 168 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT, USAWebsite: http://www.cottageflair.com/Phone: (860) 876-2933

Explore New Haven, the Elm City

Home to Yale University, locals love to call New Haven home for its abundance of arts & culture, diversity, walkable downtown, plus vibrant neighborhoods.

Location: New Haven, CT, USA

Breathing Room

Breathing Room is a place not only for you to come and practice yoga, but a place for you to feel you are growing, learning and contributing to and within an inclusive community.

Location: 216 Crown St, New Haven, CT 06510, USAWebsite: https://breathingroomct.comPhone: 203.562.5683

The Back Porch

With outdoor waterfront dining and New England American Cuisine, The Back Porch Restaurant is everyone’s favorite summer dining destination.

Location: 142 Ferry Road, Old Saybrook, CT, USAWebsite: http://backporcholdsaybrook.com/Phone: 860.510.0282

Upcoming Events

Discover popular events on the Connecticut shoreline from local arts festivals, night concerts on the green to sunset cruises on the Long Island Sound -- fun begins here. Search for activities going on today!

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