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Welcome to Old Lyme

Come for our great hiking, kayaking, and gallery hopping.
Stay for our small town feel.

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Planning an afternoon visit or maybe a weekend getaway? We have some special-to-Old Lyme things to do and see, whatever the time of year.

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Thinking about the right place to call home? Our excellent schools and peaceful surroundings may make Old Lyme a great choice for you.


Considering relocating to one of our business districts? Hear from other business owners why Old Lyme is the right place to grow your venture.

With art, history, and incredible nature to share,
we hope you'll make Old Lyme part of your own story.

The Joy of Lifelong Curiosity

and Learning

World events, music history, songbird identification, and (of course) the fine arts, are just some of the varied topics that lifelong learners ...

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"Waiting to be Painted"

It is not an unusual sight to see an artist with easel and paints alongside one of Old Lyme’s roadways or riverbanks...

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Old Lyme Through the Seasons

As a New England coastal community, life in Old Lyme follows the seasons in a delightfully predictable way throughout the year...

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The Long View:

Ensuring a Sustainable Old Lyme

Old Lyme townspeople value the inspiring natural resources surrounding us and continue to ensure the Town is a resilient and vibrant community for generations to come.

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Welcome to Old Lyme

Welcome to Old Lyme, a historic small town on the Connecticut coastline. We are known for our art galleries and beaches, and have so much more. If you are thinking about relocating your home or business here, or just looking to visit for the afternoon, welcome! We are glad to have you.

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