The town is a wonderful balance between built environment and nature. Dotted with spectacular Colonial homes, former 19th-century mills and rolling acres of farmland.

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The town of Haddam has a wonderful balance between the built environment and nature. Dotted with spectacular Colonial homes, former 19th-century mills and rolling acres of farmland. The town sits on both sides of the Connecticut River and offers miles of hiking trails and scenic bike rides along Route 154. From the western banks of the Connecticut River, visitors can enjoy a ride on the Essex Steam Train or cruise down the river aboard RiverQuest to watch the nesting eagles off the shores of the river.

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Facts about Haddam

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated 1668.

Named from:

  • Named after Much Hadham in England.

County:

  • Middlesex.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Samuel Arnold (1806-1869). United States Congressman, born and died in Haddam.
  • David Brainerd (1718-1747). Missionary.
  • Illeana Douglas. Actress, director, screenwriter and producer.
  • David McDowell. Psychiatrist.
  • Alexander Shaler. General for the Union Army and founder of the National Rifle Association.
  • Venture Smith. Author of one of the earliest American slave narratives.

Top Attractions:

  • Thankful Arnold House.
  • Eagle Landing State Park. Departure site for RiverQuest and Lady Katharine Cruises.
  • Cockaponset State Forest.
  • Haddam Neck Fairgrounds.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Rollin' on the River, July.
  • Haddam Neck Fair, Labor Day Weekend.
  • Haddam River Days, September.

Quality of the town/city:

  • The town of Haddam has a wonderful balance between the built environment and nature. Dotted with spectacular Colonial homes, former 19th-century mills and rolling acres of farmland. The town sits on both sides of the Connecticut River and offers miles of hiking trails and scenic bike rides along Route 154. From the western banks of the Connecticut River, visitors can enjoy a ride on the Essex Steam Train or cruise down the river aboard RiverQuest to watch the nesting eagles off the shores of the river.

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