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Arts & Culture

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Walks of Interest

Enjoy a scenic walk while learning about Old Lyme's local history and ecology.
You can learn more about hiking trails here.

Self-Guided Walking Tours

Historic Lyme Street

Along Lyme Street

The Walking Tour of Lyme Street by the Old Lyme Historical Society provides the historic background of older homes and buildings on Lyme Street. A tour booklet can be found at businesses and organizations on Lyme Street or online.

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Witness Stone Trail

Along Lyme Street

Between 1670 and 1820 more than 200 enslaved African Americans and indigenous people labored in the historic town of (Old) Lyme. Witness Stones honor the humanity and the contributions of vital members of our community.

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Artists' Trail

at the Florence Griswold Museum

The Robert F. Schumann Artists' Trail links together art, history, and the natural environment. The trail is open free to the public except during October when the trail is part of the Wee Faerie Village exhibition. Stroller & walker friendly.

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Ferry State Park

DEEP Headquarters, Ferry Road

At the Connecticut Marine Headquarters, enjoy a stroll along this all-accessible boardwalk and learn about the local estuarian wildlife and history of this entrance to the Connecticut River. Stroller and walker friendly.


Horseneck Creek Landing

36-1 Buttonball Road

This Town-owned property provides visitor parking and a short walking trail. See undeveloped coastal forest, a threatened and important natural habitat.  Look out over salt marshes, home to a diverse range of wildlife from crabs to migratory birds. Among the wildlife using the property, you may spot deer, osprey, egrets, cormorants, great blue herons, geese, swans, turkeys, and various gulls and ducks during differing seasons.

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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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