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Gillette Castle State Park image
East Haddam, CT
(range: 3 miles)
It looks like a medieval fortress, but a step inside the stone castle reveals the built-in couches, table trackway, and woodcarvings that all point to the creative genius that was William Gillette. (This excerpt taken from the Gillette Castle State Park website)
Goodspeed Musicals image
East Haddam, CT
(range: 3 miles)
In our history, we have produced over 250 musicals, including over 70 world premieres, and exported 21 productions to Broadway. Goodspeed stands as the first regional theatre in America to earn two special Tony Awards, one in 1980 for outstanding contributions to the American musical and a second in 1995 for distinguished achievement for a regional theatre. (This excerpt taken from the Goodspeed Musicals website)
Devil's Hopyard State Park image
East Haddam, CT
(range: 3 miles)
Could the round holes in the falls really be the work of the devil? Or, just nature and water making their mark for future generations? Visit Devil's Hopyard and find your own answer to this age-old mystery. (This excerpt taken from the Devil's Hopyard State Park website)
Haddam Meadows State Park overlooks the scenic Connecticut River and offers opportunities for boating, fishing, and picnicking. (This excerpt taken from the Haddam Meadows State Park website)
Enjoy a variety of activities in Connecticut's second largest state forest. (This excerpt taken from the Cockaponset State Forest website)
Priam Vineyards image
Colchester, CT
(range: 6 miles)
In 1998 Gloria and her former business partner purchased the last few acres of a third generation family farm and started planting the vineyard, dedicating every hour available to the venture. Jim Melillo has been involved with wines from running tasting clubs to associating with wine corporations in varying capacities. Together they continue to direct the growth of the winery. (This excerpt taken from the Priam Vineyards website)
Holidays at Essex Steam Train! Celebrate the holidays with family and friends at Essex Steam Train! Climb aboard the elegant Essex Clipper Holiday Dinner Train. Enjoy a specially selected 4-course holiday meal served in beautifully decorated 1920s Pullman dining cars pulled by a vintage (This excerpt taken from the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat website)
RiverQuest image
Essex, CT
(range: 8 miles)
Connecticut River Expeditions (CRE) is family owned and operated by Captain Mark and Mindy Yuknat. Since 2002 they have been providing the general public access to the lower Connecticut River, educating passengers on the ecology and beauty of the lower Connecticut River, while they cruising aboard CRE’s eco-tour vessel, RiverQuest. (This excerpt taken from the RiverQuest website)
The Connecticut River Museum currently plays an important role in collecting and protecting manuscripts, books, art and artifacts of regional significance. It also delivers high-quality exhibitions and educational programming to visitors and local residents alike, and each year introduces thousands of school children to the important stories of the River and its people. (This excerpt taken from the Connecticut River Museum website)
Ivoryton Playhouse image
Ivoryton, CT
(range: 8 miles)
The Ivoryton Playhouse is located in Ivoryton, a beautiful section of historic Essex, on the banks of the Connecticut River. The Playhouse has been an important part of Connecticut’s cultural landscape for over 100 years. It was one of America’s leading summer showplaces, presenting a parade of stars such as Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Tallulah Bankhead, Betty Grable, Mae West and many, many more. (This excerpt taken from the Ivoryton Playhouse website)
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