Connecticut April 18, 2017
10 Charming River Towns In Connecticut To Visit This Spring
If you’re looking for a truly exceptional way to spend a beautiful spring day, these charming river towns are perfect for an in-state escape. Waterfront doesn’t have to mean by the ocean, and these towns are proof. Hear the morning chirps of birds and feel the light breeze upon your face as you stroll down main streets and over bridges in these quaint New England river towns. You’re guaranteed to fall in love.
This small town prides itself on having one of the best riverfront hangouts in the state. Boutique shopping, museums, and restaurants are all available here. Benches and tables by the water and lots of sidewalks make it easy for you to enjoy the view all day.
If you want to hang out along the Connecticut River but prefer city vibes, this is a great middle ground. Opt for the downtown area or choose a park instead. No matter what, you're guaranteed some nice views and a good time. You get to feel secluded without being secluded at all.
3. East Haddam
This is one river town you absolutely don't want to miss. It has devilish lore, a famous opera house, a historic castle, a ferry and more! If you want a place with lots of family friendly activities, this is it. You'll love the way history comes to life here.
4. New Milford
In terms of land, this is the largest town in the state and it sits right on the Housatonic River. It's also home to the longest green, making it the perfect place for a downtown stroll. But their best river view is at Lovers Leap State Park.
5. Old Saybrook
Talk about views of the water! This town sits on the mouth of the Connecticut River and is also coastal. So you can get a two for one deal as you soak up views of both the river and the beach. Plus this quaint spot has a history as a fishing town and serves up seafood you won't be able to resist.
From art vendors to tiny fairy doors, there's always something happening in this town. If you love the arts this is a great place to get inspired and meet like-minded people. It's nothing but good old fashioned fun!
The Quinebaug River forms the western border of this quaint, quiet corner town. If you're looking for peace and quiet you can escape here for the afternoon and enjoy a picnic or a lazy stroll. This is the place you go when you just want to wander about, but its proximity to other quiet towns means you can change your plans easily.
This census-designated village in Stonington is a colorful oasis. Its historic district offers shopping and a look at the state's past. See sites of shipbuilding and mills as you walk along the river. The Brodge Restaurant's river patio is a great spot for a romantic meal.
Nicknamed "The Rose of New England" you can bet there's beauty to be found here. You'll find plenty of things to do, including some pretty scrumptious dining options. It's perfect for an adults-only weekend or a family friendly day trip. You decide!
Not only does this town sit on the Connecticut River, but it also includes the Wethersfield Cove, a natural inlet of the river. Where else could you catch such an incredible sunset?
These towns are absolutely stunning and are just dying for you to visit. So what are you waiting for?
These river towns aren’t the only way you can catch peaceful water views. You could also opt for a dinner night at one of these
Waterfront Restaurants in Connecticut.