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Old Saybrook is a town of about 10,000 people located on the coast of central Connecticut, roughly halfway between New York and Boston. The town's residents and visitors enjoy carefully planned and preserved green spaces and Main Street shopping and dining, as well as public and private boat launches. The town is not far from other area attractions, like casinos and Mystic Seaport.

Yale University, known originally as the Collegiate School of Connecticut, was located here for the first decade and a half of its history. The old town hall, a former theater, was renovated to create the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center named ...

Old Saybrook is a town of about 10,000 people located on the coast of central Connecticut, roughly halfway between New York and Boston. The town's residents and visitors enjoy carefully planned and preserved green spaces and Main Street shopping and dining, as well as public and private boat launches. The town is not far from other area attractions, like casinos and Mystic Seaport.

Yale University, known originally as the Collegiate School of Connecticut, was located here for the first decade and a half of its history. The old town hall, a former theater, was renovated to create the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center named after Old Saybrook's most famous resident. The Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce has a good walking tour brochure that leads to a number of interesting sites, including the unusual Ingram House, an octagonal building. The area is a scenic one, and it's well worth exploring the neighboring villages, such as Deep River. Look for antique shops along the quiet roads.

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  • Location: Old Saybrook is located on the southcentral coast of Connecticut, where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound.
  • Research: Wikipedia | Wikitravel
  • Weather: Rainfall
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  • Best Time to Visit:

    Year-round; late spring to early fall for outdoor activities