Connecticut River Valley & Connecticut Shoreline Visitors Tourism Guide for CT Information & Travel Tourism Tourist Info - CT River Valley Eastern and Central Conneticut Coastal Region

The Connecticut River Valley & Connecticut Shoreline Region
of Southern New England Welcomes You to Visit
Middlesex County & New London County of S.E. Connecticut
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"The Connecticut River Museum"
Where Main street meets the CT River in Essex, CT.
A great museum for adults and children alike.


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Four on the Fourth Road Race
Chester Connecticut's Annual
Four on the 4th Road Race
About 750 runners take on the hilly
4 mile course through Chester CT.
Thursday - July 4th, 2013
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Deep River Ancient Muster
July 19 & 20, 2013

Annual Fife and Drum Muster Parade
Colonial Revolutionary Period

Over 16,000 marchers & spectators!
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Fife and Drum Muster Parade
Friday night 7PM - Tattoo at Debits Field!
Saturday - 11AM - Parade!

The Chester Rotary Club
ANNUAL Lobster Festival
A Charity Fund Raising Event
Saturday - September 7, 2013
2 Lobsters + Fresh Corn on the Cob + Hot melted Butter + 600 People + Live Music = A Great Time!
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55th Annual Essex Rotary Club
Connecticut River
"Family Picnic Event"

BBQ Chicken and Hotdogs for the kids
as well as rides and fun treats.

Live Music from 5PM till 8PM
Essex Elementary School Grounds
Saturday - June 1, 2013
Food served 4:30 - 7:00 PM

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Local Connecticut Woodworker's
"Cutting Edge Business"
ABC Morning News in a
PUZZLING kind of way!
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Stone Castle overlooking the Connecticut River
Up close
and personal photo of Gillette Castle
during a Connecticut February Snow Storm.

Most people know of Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, as a summer attraction for tourists to the lower CT River Valley.

Griswold Inn in Essex CT
The famous historic "Griswold Inn" on Main Street in
Essex, CT is a wonderful Tavern and Restaurant that
was founded in 1776! Live Entertainment every night!
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Connecticut River Mist at Sunrise.
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"Coke Bottle Island"
East Haddam, CT

Scull on the CT River
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"Sculling in the morning fog"
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The Goodspeed Opera House on the Connecticut River
The Goodspeed Opera House and Dock on the
Connecticut River in East Haddam, Connecticut
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Inspirational photographs - Inspirational pictures

The Town Dock at the foot of Main Street in Essex CT.
Taken April 24, 2005 at 7:15AM
"Inspirational Sunrise in Essex"
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A regular early morning scene on the calm Connecticut River
between Deep River and Essex, CT. as Scull and Crew teams
exercise and train. This scene was shot across from Hamburg Cove.

The Essex Boat Works

The Essex Boat Works & Marina on the Connecticut River.
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Gilette Castle overlooking the CT River.
Gillette Castle

A winter View From the Chester, CT
Ferry Landing.




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by Mark G. Cappitella

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Goodspeed Landing at Sunrise
Goodspeed Landing at Sunrise.

Sunset on the Connecticut River
A picture perfect Connecticut River Sunset as viewed
from the center of the Historic East Haddam Swing Bridge.
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Connecticut Golf Tournaments

Golf Courses in the
CT RIver Valley Region

Famous Opera House on the CT River
The Famous Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT captured at a very rare moment in time when the Connecticut River Glazes over like glass.

Nort Pole Polar Express at the

Just after midnight on December 28, 2004, this photo was taken in Essex, CT near Exit 3 on Route 9. Many people have remarked that this steam locomotive looks like it is the famous Polar Express, but the truth really is that it is... The Essex Steam Train - Engine 103

 Autumn in Chester CT

A picture of downtown Chester, CT. Looking at
the hill side past REDS Historic Lighting located on
the Corner of Main Street and Water Street.
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River Boat Ride on the Connecticut River

The "Becky Thatcher" passes through the swing bridge
in East Haddam, CT. on it's way back to Middletown, CT This boat is one of only a few that offer public rides on the river.
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Gillette Castle East Haddam
Gillette Castle State Park
(Castle open May to Sept)
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Three Tall Masted Sail Boats

Several private tall masted sail boats peacefully sitting
at dock side in Hamburg Cove on the CT river.
This picture was taken on Oct 22, 2000.
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 Autumn in Clinton, CT

A Civil War Monument located on the Boston Post Road
(Route 1) in a small park in Clinton CT.
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A Stone Building

4 Water Street Building, in Chester Connecticut. A wonderful stone building
located in the heart of Chester Connecticut. The Annual Chester Ice Carving Festival takes place behind this building every February.
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Autumn in Hamburg Cove

A Northern view from the center of Hamburg Cove,
a small inlet off of the Connecticut River
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Autumn in Connecticut
Gelston House in East Haddam, CT
Side Dining room View facing the CT River
and the Good Speed Opera House.
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Essex Harbor photo
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A view of the downtown area of Essex, CT. Marinas in this photo
include Essex Island Marina, (front left), Essex Boat works
(large red building center) and Brewer's Dauntless
Shipyard (front right)
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Below are some WINTER Photographs of the Connecticut River Valley Region for you to enjoy.

Shagbark Lumber Yard
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Shagbark Lumberyard in
East Haddam, CT
AKA: Our local Home Depot!

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A small secluded barn
in East Haddam, CT

scenic Snow covered farm house
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A secluded family home in Hadlyme, CT

La Vita Gustosa
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La Vita Gustosa Italian Restaurant in East Haddam, CT. Across the street from the Goodspeed Opera House.
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Winter Wonderland in Connecticut
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a wonderful time sled riding down the hills of the Old Lyme Country club in Old Lyme, CT.
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Snow covered grave stones
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Colors stand fast among the
grave stone covered with snow
in a cemetery in Old Lyme, CT,

Snow at Old Lyme cemetery
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A small Stone bridge in Old Lyme, CT

Snowman in a snow storm
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A snowman keeps a couple company at the Connecticut River Museum walkway viewing a snow covered view out to the Connecticut River and Old Lyme.

Snow covered sail boat
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Heavy Snow at Pettipaug.
Interesting spot to park a sail boat.

An old tree
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Life emerges from this old tree
at Pettipaug, on the CT River.

Snow covered yacht Club
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The Pettipaug Yacht Club
overlooks the CT River tot he Right.

Two Milk Cows in the Snow
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Two Dairy Cows weather the
snow in Old Lyme, CT

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by Mark G. Cappitella

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Connecticut scenic photographs
Two shops on Main Street in Chester, CT
Souliado fine French Linens, and Queen of Tarts Bakery
where you can purchase fresh breads, coffee and pastries.
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snow covered street sign

The sign in front of the Griswold Inn in Essex, CT.
A beautiful snowfall moment in time. (3:17AM)
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River Wind Antiques
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Riverwind Antiques in Deep River, CT

a Mansion in Connecticut
A Private residence in Old Lyme Connecticut
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florist shop
Nancy Ellen's Florist Shop in the Stone
Building ( 4 water Street) in Down town Chester, CT
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The Connecticut Towns the make up the "primary" region of the CT River Valley are... Essex, Old Saybrook, Chester, Deep River, Old Lyme, Westbrook, East Haddam, Hadlyme, Haddam, Lyme, Clinton, Higganum, Ivoryton, Centerbrook, Killingworth and Madison, CT.

Additional nearby Towns that I like to try to include in some of what this web site covers include... Guilford, East Lyme, Niantic, Groton, Uncasville, Norwich, Waterford, Mystic Seaport, New London, Norwich, Colchester, Durham, Cromwell, Hartford Waterfront, Portland, and Middletown, CT.

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