360 Attractions & Things To Do Nearby
Lyme, Connecticut
Sea Kayak Connecticut

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Located in Old Lyme, CT (3 miles from Lyme)

Coastal Connecticut's waterways are beautiful, diverse, and very user-friendly. Its large tidal rivers, smaller freshwater rivers, lakes, and marshes, along with Long Island Sound's many beaches and islands, are made for kayaking. Come with us and enjoy southeastern Connecticut's wildlife, tall ships, secluded beaches, cool green forests and spectacular fall colors with our full day tours.

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Boating Tour

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Located in Essex, CT (3 miles from Lyme)

RiverQuest is a modern 54', 58 passenger (plus two crew), vessel that has been inspected, approved and certified by The United States Coast Guard. RiverQuest cruises primarily on the lower Connecticut River.

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Boating Tour
Connecticut River Museum

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Located in Essex, CT (3 miles from Lyme)

Located on the waterfront in historic Essex, the Connecticut River Museum is the perfect place to explore the heritage and experience the wonders of New England's Great River. If you are drawn to the Connecticut River by the beauty of its unspoiled marshlands, the Museum offers an exceptional vantage point in any season. If you are intrigued by the rich history of the River and its peoples, there is no better starting point than the Museum's galleries.

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Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

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Located in Essex, CT (4 miles from Lyme)

We have two coal-fired locomotives available to pull our collection of lovingly restored railroad cars. From the exciting All Aboard to the engineer checking the locomotive before the run, you will experience an authentic journey back to the days of steam. Board a riverboat for a relaxing and informative ride up the beautiful Connecticut River, from Deep River to East Haddam. Sit back, take in the fresh air, and learn about the history and natural wonder of the Connecticut River.

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Railroad Boating Tour
Gillette Castle State Park

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Located in East Haddam, CT (4 miles from Lyme)

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.

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Park Hiking Historic
Devil's Hopyard State Park

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Located in East Haddam, CT (5 miles from Lyme)

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 provided by Devil's Hopyard State Park representatives)

Fishing Hiking Nature Park
Florence Griswold Museum

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Located in Old Lyme, CT (5 miles from Lyme)

Florence Griswold opened her timeworn family home to artists searching for a quiet country retreat where they could rejuvenate their spirits and find sources of inspiration. The group was known as the Lyme Art Colony and Miss Florence's boardinghouse became the center of Impressionism in America. To honor Miss Florence and the Colony, the Florence Griswold Museum was established and has flourished in exciting ways.

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