a.k.a Stops Along the Coast

Ever get in your car and don’t know which direction the fun is? Our Town Crier has made four lists to lead you to fun in every direction, North…South…East…and West of Route 95!


Looking to go North? Here are some fun things to do out in that direction. Points North will lead you to cute coastal towns where you can visit an aquarium or even enjoy a 4-course meal on a train! See some animals or spend a day on a different island! These stops are worth the drive!

The Block Island Ferry

Take The Block Island Ferry out of Narragansett, RI for a 60 minute ride to Block Island! Spend the day there or spend a few! There’s plenty to do! From shopping to dining to many different attractions, Block Island has something for the whole family. For more information on the Ferry check it out here

For more information on what to do on Block Island check it out here! Shopping, dining, attractions! 


Ocean Beach Park 

Located at the foot of Ocean Avenue in Mystic Country, New London’s premier recreational facility provides excellent public access to the Atlantic Ocean. From the beach to a fresh water pool, lockers and event staging!


Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets

Clinton Crossing offers savings of 25% to 65& off everyday prices featuring more than 70 designer and name brand outlet stores!


Make some stops to these beautiful towns!



Essex Steam Train and Riverboat

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is a 2 ½ hour journey which begins at the historic 1892 Essex Station for a 12-mile, narrated round-trip!


The Essex Clipper Dinner Train

On the Essex Clipper enjoy a 4-course meal served in beautifully resorted 1920’s Pullman diners pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive. Relax and reconnect while the 2 ½ hour scenic journey soothes away the stress of everyday life!


Hammonasset Beach State Park

Connecticut’s largest shoreline park offers over 2 miles of beach to enjoy swimming, strolling along the boardwalk or just relaxing!


Meigs Point Nature Center

Visit this exciting and vital environmental learning center that is open to all ages at Hammonasset Beach State Park. The Nature Center is host to a variety of native animals including turtles snakes, amphibians, crabs, and fish.



Mystic Aquarium

The mission at Mystic Aquarium is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research. Take a visit to Mystic Aquarium and learn about our great ocean! There are always new cool things to learn and more ways we can help! While you’re there you’ll get to see some cool fish, penguins, whales, frogs and more!

Old Saybrook

Harvey’s Beach

At Harvey’s Beach enjoy fishing, boating, and swimming! The beach is open Memorial Day through Labor Day!


Fort Saybrook Monument Park

Fort Saybrook Monument Park is a 17-acre park with storyboards that showt he history of Saybrook Colony which was founded in 1635!


Stony Creek

Thimble Island Cruise

Join Captains Mike, Justin, Bryan and the brew of the Sea Mist as you tour the famous Thimble Islands off the coast of Branford, Connecticut. For information about locations and tours check out their website!


Old Lyme

Florence Griswold Museum 

Florence Griswold is a place that serves as the home of American Impressionism. It embodies the artistic spirit of its legacy as teh home of the Lyme Art Colony. 


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10 Jul 2019

By Josie Feliciano