Arts & Culture
Walks of Interest
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.