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If You Go – Old Saybrook, Connecticut

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Harvey’s Beach
Route 154
Old Saybrook, CT
860.395.3152

Parking at the beach costs $10 per car. If you’re planning to go multiple times during the summer, stop by the parks and recreation department’s office in town hall and get a season pass ($95 for a non-resident). Old Saybrook’s town hall: 302 Main St., 06475.

Essex Steam Train
1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT 06426
860.767.0103
www.essexsteamtrain.com

Ivoryton Playhouse (Ivoryton’s a section of Essex)
103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442
860.767.7318
www.ivorytonplayhouse.org

Gillette Castle State Park
67 River Road
East Haddam, CT 06423
860.526.2336
The park opens at 8 a.m. every day and closes at sunset. Parking and visiting the grounds are free. The castle’s open Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Touring the castle costs $5 for adults, and $2 for children ages 6-12 (ages 5 and younger are free).
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325204

WATER TOURS

Thimble Islands Cruise
203.481.3345
www.thimbleislands.com

Thimble Island Cruise and Charters
203.488.8905
www.thimbleislandcruise.com

Connecticut River Expeditions
860.662.0577
www.ctriverexpeditions.org

Connecticut Coastal Kayaking
860.391.3837
www.ctcoastalkayaking.com

Thimble Islands Cruise. Photo courtesy of Diane Shea - Branford Chamber of CommerceThe Sea Mist, one of the Thimble Islands Cruise boats. Photo courtesy of Diane Shea – Branford Chamber of Commerce

Where2Eat

The Back Porch
142 Ferry Road
Old Saybrook, CT
860.510.0282

Outdoor waterfront dining in Old Saybrook. Open daily.
www.backporcholdsaybrook.com

Walt’s Food Market
178 Main St.
Old Saybrook
860.388.3308

Not a place for eat-in but a great local place to pick up stuff for sandwiches for a picnic.
Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

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