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Recreational Parks

A trip to the playground or a round of hoops is a great recreational addition to your Old Lyme visit.
We have two town-owned public parks that offer a variety of recreational options
including tennis courts, fields, and playgrounds.
Each of the elementary schools also has its own playground for student use during the school day.
Although our two golf courses in town are member-based, a driving range a short distance from the beach communities can offer an afternoon of fun.

Please note at times formal leagues or clubs have reserved use of Town playing fields or courts.
The schools as well as some neighborhood associations and private clubs have their own recreational amenities for student or private use only. To learn more about recreational leagues in Town see here.

Town Residents Parks

Hains Park

Boston Post Road

Located on scenic Rogers Lake, this Town resident's park includes a playground, swimming beach, basketball court, and picnic areas. A new Boathouse supports the Old Lyme Rowing Association's community rowing program. 


White Sand Beach

11 Seaside Avenue

In addition to its beach frontage, White Sand has a small picnic gazebo, bathroom facilities and an outdoor shower. Lifeguards on duty 7 days per week June 16-September 3 10am-5pm. Residents must display their parking pass.


Public Access Parks & Driving Range

Cross Lane Park (Town Park/No Parking Permit Needed)

14 Cross Lane

Cross Lane Park offers tennis courts, basketball hoops, and a playground. It is accessible by sidewalk from the beach area. Little League, Softball and Parks & Rec T-Ball games take place here with a Little League concession stand during games.


Town Woods Park (Town Park/No Parking Permit Needed)

30 Town Woods Road

With three soccer/lacrosse fields, a baseball/softball field, and a playground, this busy park is enjoyed by many. Fields are prioritized to games and practices scheduled by the Parks & Recreation Department. The Park is closed during winter.

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Sound View Public Beach (parking fees)

Hartford Avenue

Sound View Beach America’s First Public Beach, established in 1892, is a 100-foot section of public beach, located at the end of Hartford Avenue. Within walking distance of businesses serving Italian ice, ice cream, and grill items. See Town website for parking information and restrictions.

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Ferry Landing State Park (free parking)

398 Ferry Road

Whether looking for a shady spot to have a picnic lunch on the Connecticut River, or take part in crabbing or fishing along the dock, this State Park has a little something for everyone. Picnic tables, boardwalk, floating dock.


100 Acres Driving Range @ Cherrystones

218 Shore Road (business)

A popular business during the summer, hit a bucket of balls or enjoy a golf lesson from owner/golf instructor Mark Erwin. A family fun activity. Typically opens in the Springtime and closes for the winter in October.

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Welcome to Old Lyme

Welcome to Old Lyme, a small, historic town on the Connecticut coastline. We are known for our art galleries and beaches, and have so much more. Whether 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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