New Haven, Mystic, and the Coast: Places to Explore

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  • Groton

    Home to the U. S. Navy's first submarine base, the Naval Submarine Base New London, and the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, designer and manufacturer of nuclear submarines, Groton is...

  • Ledyard

    Ledyard, in the woods of southeastern Connecticut between Norwich and the coastline, is known first and foremost for the vast Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation's Foxwoods Resort Casino. With the...

  • Madison

    Coastal Madison has an understated charm. Ice cream parlors, antiques stores, and quirky gift boutiques prosper along U.S. 1, the town's main street. Stately Colonial homes line the town green,...

  • Milford

    Milford, established in 1639, is Connecticut's sixth-oldest municipality, and it retains the feel of a small coastal town despite its more than 48,000 residents and the commercial stretch of the...

  • Mystic

    Mystic has devoted itself to recapturing the seafaring spirit of the 18th and 19th centuries. Some of the nation's fastest clipper ships were built here in the mid-19th century; today's Mystic...

  • New Haven

    New Haven's history goes back to the 17th century, when its squares, including a lovely central green for the public, were laid out. The city is home to Yale University. The historic district...

  • New London

    New London, a small and slightly gritty city on the banks of the Thames River, has long had ties to the sea. In the mid-1800s it was the second-largest whaling port in the world. Today the U.S....

  • Norwich

    Outstanding Georgian and Victorian structures surround the triangular town green in Norwich, and more can be found downtown by the Thames River. The former mill town is hard at work at restoration...

  • Old Lyme

    Old Lyme, on the other side of the Connecticut River from Old Saybrook, is renowned among art lovers for its past as the home of the Lyme Art Colony, the most famous gathering of Impressionist...

  • Old Saybrook

    Old Saybrook, once a lively shipbuilding and fishing town, bustles with summer vacationers and antiques shoppers. Its downtown is an especially pleasing place for a window-shopping stroll. At the...

  • Stonington

    The pretty village of Stonington pokes into Fishers Island Sound. A quiet fishing community clustered around white-spired churches, Stonington is far less commercial than Mystic. In the 19th...

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