Arriving by Water — Connecticut’s Port Towns Last Updated: June 2020
Over 300 miles of Connecticut’s coastline hugs the shore of Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. So it’s no surprise that so many of the region’s early European settlers arrived by sea. Working seaports were among the first industries here as well, and today these coastal towns and cities still maintain their maritime character while welcoming travelers with classic New England charm. As many visitors still like to arrive in Connecticut by private boat or public ferry, we’re suggesting a few port towns that make it easy to visit for a day or even longer. Just be sure to check each location's safety guidelines before venturing out and remember to social distance!