I love this place! Very cool events like The Privateers Bash, summer camps, and the history of maritime in Connecticut, as well as the history of the Connecticut River Valley. Oh, did I mention that they have a full size replica of The Turtle, the worlds first real submarine?
Ferris Acres Creamery. A beautiful back road country drive to this wonderful family farm. Eat fantastic ice cream while you watch the cows that provided it! A very special destination for any sunny afternoon.
Griswold Inn Date Opened: 1776 Location: Essex, CT The brass-bell and maritime-painting-bedecked Griswold Inn resides in a quaint colonial harbor town located about 40 miles from Hartford. The "Gris," as it's known by locals, has served George Washington, Mark Twain, Albert Einstein, and Katharine Hepburn, in addition to countless whalers, fishermen, steamboat captains, and townspeople.