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A classic American Main Street and water everywhere - it's the kind of town you thought didn't exist anymore. Coastal Living Magazine - "...Irresistable charm and rich history in the town of Old Saybrook. Travel Host Magazine Poised at the spot the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound, the small town of Old Saybrook is the kind of place where the past seems just within reach. Historic houses-Saltboxes, Georgian, Federal and Greek Revival- still flourish, and the two 19th-century lighthouses remain as beacons for passing ships. Luckily for treasure hunters, Old Saybrook's love affair with the past also flourishes in its numerous antiques shops. New England Travel and Life Magazine
- For more info and pictures of picturesque Old Saybrook, Click HERE to go to the Old Saybrook Website.
The Scenic North Cove From the B and B take a scenic stroll along the water past the historic homes and scenic views of North and South Cove, Saybrook Point, and Fenwick. Watch the sun set over the ocean or take a walk at Fort Saybrook Monument Park or out to one of Old Saybrook's lighthouses. Beautiful area for walking, bicycling, canoeing, antiquing or scenic drives along the CT River and Long Island Sound. One mile to Island Sound beaches and Connecticut River Cruises. Beachpasses, maps, and advice provided! More on Old Saybrook, Connecticut: Bordered on two sides by the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound, Old Saybrook embodies the spirit of a charming, small New England town with a rich seafaring tradition. Picturesque Main Street has a brick median with gas lights, flowers, brick sidewalks, quaint shops, antiquing, cafes, coffeehouses with entertainment, spas, churches, Town Green activities, ice skating pond, and farmers market each Wednesday and Saturday during Summer and Fall. Saybrook Point at the mouth of the CT River (1mile from our B and B) affords many things to do as well, including mini golf, an historic walking park, and CT River and Long Island Sound sightseeing and sunset cruises. For the ANTIQUE ENTHUSIAST, there are many antique dealers in a two mile stretch in Old Saybrook! There is also the General William Hart House Museum (across the street) and numerous art galleries, boat launches, beaches to walk, two lighthouses to explore, a marvelous scenic coastal bicycle loop right from the B and B which takes you along 10 miles of beautiful coastline and historic houses. There are two public boat launches; one is half a mile from the B and B and affords great canoe/kayak routes and scenery from the cove to the Connecticut River to the Sound. In the winter there is the Winter Festival, Chilli Cook-off, Saybrook Stroll, Torchlight Parade and beautifully-decorated Main Street and Historic Districts. In the summer there is the Old Saybrook Arts and Crafts festival, Summer Stroll, and Summer concerts on the Green every Wednesday. In the fall there is the Harvest Festival and beautiful fall foliage. Fort Saybrook Monument Park, 1mile from the B and B, is situated on 18 acres at the mouth of the Connecticut River, a major New England estuary area and tidal river that flows into Long Island Sound. The large river tidal marsh system represents the most pristine in New England. As with the flowing water from river to Sound, history blends in with the environment to offer an informative landscape of ecological, historical and cultural significance. This estuary at the Monument Park provides an abundance of food and breeding area for a variety of plant and anicmal life, including the bald eagle and osprey. Built by Lion Gardiner in 1635, Fort Saybrook, CT's 3rd oldest settlement (after Windsor and Wethersfield) became the 1st military fort in southern New England. The park offers a series of vantage points offering historic information about the fort and the town's early history. Visitors can stroll around the fort and enjoy a variety of points of interest including Cypress Cemetery and Gardiner's stature. Since Old Saybrook is the 3rd oldest community in the state, it takes pride in having the most buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. The architectural styles vary from the 17th cen. saltboxes & 18th cen. colonials to the 19th cen. victorian and federal structures. The Gen. William Hart House, across the street from the B and B, is a museum open to the public June-August and Dec. During the American Revolution, Gen. Hart led the First Regiment of CT Light Horse Militia to Danbury to take part in General Tryon's raid. Come and enjoy one of Connecticut's most beautiful shorelines!
- For everything hot on the shoreline, Click SaybrookSites.com
- Click HERE to go to a handy tourist/attractions map of Old Saybrook.
- Click HERE to view local event calendar