Connecticut Bound: Tourism Regions

River Valley & Shoreline

Representing: Branford, Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Guilford, Haddam, Killingworth, Madison, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland, Wallingford, Westbrook


Gillette Castle, atop the most southerly hill in a chain known as the Seven Sisters; William Hooker Gillette, noted actor and playwright, built this 184-acre estate. East Haddam

The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat and the splendor of the Connecticut River Valley. Essex

Goodspeed Musicals and another season of Broadway shows and new productions at the Goodspeed Opera House and Norma Terris Theatre. East Haddam and Chester

The quintessential New England river town: Essex.

A peaceful cruise around the Thimble Islands, a beautiful and storied archipelago off the southern Connecticut coast. Branford

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For additional information on this region:

Connecticut River Valley & Shoreline
Visitors Council

Contact Greater Hartford Tourism District
(860) 244-8181
(860) 347-0028
(800) 486-3346