Things to do Old Lyme CT

Things to do

Old Lyme, Connecticut!

Visit Old Lyme, CT

 Things to do Old Lyme CT, Historic Art Museums,  White Sand Beaches, Ocean Kayaking


Old Lyme is a community of about 8000 full time residents and the summertime brings in several thousand more to enjoy their summer beach homes.  The town is located on the east bank of the mouth of the Connecticut River where it meets Long Island Sound. Here many kayakers and photographers enjoy the natural habitat, tidal marsh, and inland wetlands. The town has lovely country roads lined by Colonial and Federal architecture.

Old Lyme is a tight knit community with a long-standing commitment to the arts. Lyme Art Association  maintains a historic art gallery in the Old Lyme Historic District at 90 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Their grounds are lovely and have beautiful gardens. 🌸 

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, an accredited college is located in Old Lyme and noted American Impressionism painting at the turn of the century.

The Florence Griswold Museum is an American Impressionism art museum in the center of the Old Lyme Art Colony. It is now an Historical Landmark.


Schools in Lyme have award winning art, music, and robotics programs. The classes are small with an average of 12-15 students. They#2 in Advanced Placement scores in Connecticut in 2016. They have 17 Advanced Placement courses, and where the Class “S” Girls Soccer Champions 2015, 2016, 2017.


Walk or bike around the quaint neighborhoods that lead  to Miami beach or Sound View.

Summer Concerts Old Lyme
Summer Concerts Old Lyme



The Sound View Beach Association hosts concerts, dinners, and bingo!



The kids will love the carousel and ice cream while mom goes shopping!

Old Lyme Carousel - Beach House For Sale Old Lyme
Old Lyme Carousel



Old Lime - What doesn't say "Summer" than a kid eating ice cream on MIAMI BEACH!
Old Lime – What doesn’t say “Summer” more than a kid eating ice cream on MIAMI BEACH!
Old Lyme Beach
Old Lyme Beach

Enjoy a day at the beach and perhaps a nighttime fire-pit with friends. Don’t forget your guitar and mandolin!


Nature Preserves – Old Lyme, CT

Bird Nest Old Lyme - Nature Preserve - Wildlife
Bird Nest Old Lyme – Nature Preserve – Wildlife – Photo Credit: Harriett Epstien


Essex Steam Boat Rides

Essex steam boat rides, things to do in Connecticut
Photo Credit: Harriett Epstein


Photo Credit: Harriett Epstein


Take a short drive to the Foxwoods Resort Casino or Mohegan Sun Casino, Amtrak Station, Essex train & riverboat rides, Westbrook, Clinton or Old Saybrook shopping outlets, vineyards and restaurants.


Things to do Connecticut Essex Train Rides
Things to do Connecticut Essex Train Rides


ROCKY NECK STATE PARK  has a soft sandy beach, picnic areas, and fishing, and wildlife. A great destination for families.

Gardens of Old Lyme, CT

Florence Griswold Museum has an annual event showcasing the Museums Historic Gardens with family activities, special events  for 10 days!


Gardens of Old Lyme

Old Lyme has many hiking trails where your observe a variety of birds and wildlife.


Hiking in Connecticut Old Lyme
Hiking in Connecticut – Old Lyme


Old Lyme Osprey
Old Lyme Osprey


OLd Lime CT, Things to do in Old Lyme, Connecticut
Things to do in Old Lyme, CT


Kayaking Old Lyme CT
Sea Kayaking Old Lyme CT. Photo Credit: Harriett Epstein


Nearby Stonington Vineyards offers, Wine Tasting, Yoga, Live Music, Gift Shop, and Private Events.



If you have fallen in love with Old Lyme, I just happen to have an adorable beach house for sale!  😉 😁🏡

Beach House for sale Old Lyme, CT
Just Listed Beach House Old Lyme

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