A Riverside Getaway
Walking down the beautifully manicured main street, the historic colonial houses and white picket fences make it feel as though you have been transported to a forgotten time and place. Essex, Connecticut, a small rural town nestled on the Connecticut River is one of our state’s unique jewels. Small enough to maintain a particular intimate charm yet large enough to accommodate a traveler’s need of cozy lodgings, delicious food and entertainment, Essex serves as a wonderful weekend getaway for a couple or family looking to enjoy an idyllic few days beside the river.
The Essex waterfront offers a calming atmosphere that only a quaint river town can deliver. At the town dock visitors have the opportunity to enjoy beautiful scenic views as well as learn about the rich history of the Connecticut River at the Connecticut River Museum. After exploring the museum, be sure to climb aboard the Essex steam train or river boat to have a memorable Mark Twain like experience. Essex is a serene place well worth visiting, whether you decide to pack a picnic lunch and head there for a day, or book a room and stay for a few, there are plenty of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy.
Griswold Inn; 36 Main Street Essex, CT (860) 767-1776
Black Seal Seafood Grille; 15 Main St # C, Essex, CT (860) 767-0233
Essex Coffee and Tea Co; 51 Main St, Essex, CT (860) 767-7804
Olive Oyls; 77 Main Street, Essex, CT (860) 767-4909
Connecticut River Museum; 67 Main Street, Essex, CT (860)-767-8269
Essex Steam Train and River Boat; One Railroad Avenue, P.O. Box 452, Essex, CT (860)-767-0103
The Spa of Essex; 63 South Main Street, Essex, CT (860)-767-7796