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Sea Kayak Connecticut connects paddlers of all levels with a tailored on-water experience. We offer ACA certified instruction, a host of guided tours, and sales of premium paddlesports equipment. Based in Western Connecticut and conducting programs on the coastal waters of Long Island Sound, the south shore of Long Island, and select inland waterways, we love to get out and paddle, no matter the season. (This excerpt taken from the Sea Kayak Connecticut website)
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Essex, CT
(range: 3 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)
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)
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)
Situated along the picturesque Lieutenant River in Old Lyme, Connecticut, the Florence Griswold Museum embodies the artistic spirit of its legacy as the home of the Lyme Art Colony. From the impressive Georgian architecture of the home of namesake Florence Griswold, to the light-filled and modern spaces of the Krieble Gallery, to the rolling landscape of our 13-acre site, the Florence Griswold is a truly special place that is privileged to serve as the home of American Impressionism. (This excerpt taken from the Florence Griswold Museum website)
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Ivoryton, CT
(range: 5 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)
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)
The crew of the Islander takes pride in our reputation as one of the finest charter services on the Connecticut Shoreline. We fish for striped bass, bluefish, blackfish, scup, tuna, shark, fluke, marlin and wahoo. We cater to the first-time fisherman as well as the seasoned professional. Our 42-ft Bertram will provide you with the most rewarding and comfortable experience of your life! (This excerpt taken from the Islander Sportfishing Charters website)
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)
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