Connecticut October 29, 2016
The Lighthouse Road Trip On The Connecticut Coast That’s Dreamily Beautiful
This Lighthouse Road Trip is a great adventure for folks who just can’t resist the coastline. Standing on the edge, watching the land disappear into the sea, is a dramatic and beautiful sight. At 119 miles, this three-hour drive takes you from one end of Connecticut coastline to the other. Check it out:
This trip up the coast is full of seaside amusement and plenty of mesmerizing views.
You can find the map for this trip
1. Sheffield Island Lighthouse
Hop aboard this ferry for a quick and picturesque boat ride to Sheffield Island, just off the coast of Norwalk. (Ferry pick-up is located at 4 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854.)
You'll be able to tour the lighthouse, the keeper's quarters and even explore a nature trail. Be there by 10 to catch the first ferry and save time for the rest of the trip!
2. Five Mile Point Light
Also known as New Haven Harbor Light, this white stone tower is located on New Haven's Lighthouse Point Park.
The beach is perfect for a relaxing stroll, and also includes a pavilion and carousel. Call ahead before your visit to confirm with rangers that the tower will be open.
3. New London Harbor Light
Both the tallest and the oldest of Connecticut's lighthouses, no lighthouse tour would be complete without stopping here! You'll have to make an appointment beforehand, but this site is well worth the extra effort!
Opt for the ferry ride and you'll also pass the New London Ledge Light, making this a two for one deal. If you like long histories and ghost stories, this is bound to be your favorite stop.
4. Avery Point Light
This light has been standing for nearly 75 years, and can be found on what is now the Avery Point Campus of the University of Connecticut. The rich maritime history and lovely view helped put this light on the map.
The Avery Point Campus was formerly the summer estate of Morton Plant, a railroad, steamship and hotel magnate. But the 72-acre peninsula is now a scenic educational center perfect for a picnic by the sea.
5. Stonington Harbor Lighthouse
The site of the Old Lighthouse Museum, you'll have the opportunity to venture inside and get a closer look at lighthouses and even some nautical artifacts.
You'll love the way the view makes you feel like you're on top of the world!
If this Lighthouse Road Trip looks like a good time, celebrate the season by taking this
Haunted Road Trip for a little Halloween themed fun. You’re guaranteed to have a spooky good time!