This small rural community is nestled along the eastern banks of the Connecticut River offering many outdoor recreation activities, such as kayaking, boating, and paddle boarding. 

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This small rural community is nestled along the eastern banks of the Connecticut River in the southeast corner of the state. Lyme is a short drive away from the shores of Long Island Sound where you can enjoy swimming, boating, seaside dining and boutique shopping. Within the town, there are several state parks that offer outdoor recreation as well as a marine. Here you can spend the day stand up paddle boarding, kayaking or boating. Lyme residents enjoy the unspoiled beauty associated with an earlier time in New England including the scenic Hamburg Cove and the federally designated Wild and Scenic Eight Mile River. We have a longstanding policy of sharing our good fortune with our neighbors. Our parks and preserves with their miles of trails and passive recreation opportunities are open to all. We encourage their use and enjoyment by good stewards of the land.

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Facts about Lyme

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1665.

Named from:

  • This town was named from Lyme Regis in Dorsetshire, England.

County:

  • New London County.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Robert Ballard, Oceanographer.
  • Harry Holtzman, abstract artist.
  • Robert Mulligan, film director. Most famous for To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • Allen Tucker, Medal of Honor recipient in the American Civil War.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Selden Neck State Park.
  • Cove Landing Marine.
  • Beckett Hill State Park Reserve.
  • Lords Cove Wildlife Area/Natural Preserve.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Lyme Farmers Market, June-September.
  • Hamburg Fair, August.

 

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