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Explore The Great Outdoors: A Guide to Outdoor Activities


May 6, 2024

Welcome to the Greater Old Saybrook area, where outdoor adventures await at every turn! Nestled along the picturesque Connecticut shoreline, our charming community boasts a wealth of natural beauty and recreational opportunities just waiting to be discovered. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, water sports aficionado, or simply seeking some fresh air and sunshine, there's something here for everyone to enjoy.


Coastal Explorations:

Start your outdoor journey with a visit to our stunning beaches. Harvey's Beach and Old Saybrook Town Beach offer pristine stretches of sand perfect for soaking up the sun or enjoying a leisurely beach stroll. Don't forget to keep an eye out for seashells and shorebirds along the way! For those seeking a bit of adventure, kayaking and paddleboarding opportunities are all along the Connecticut shoreline, providing a unique perspective on our coastal landscape. Last but not least, be sure to visit iconic landmarks like the Saybrook Breakwater Light, where you can soak in panoramic views of Long Island Sound.


Nature Trails and Parks:

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the greater Old Saybrook's natural surroundings with a hike along one of our scenic nature trails. The Saybrook Point Trail and Estuary Trail offer peaceful pathways through lush forests and marshlands, providing ample opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife spotting. But, if you prefer a more relaxed outdoor experience, our local parks, including the Old Lyme Land Trust and Ferry Landing State Park, offer idyllic picnic spots and tranquil waterfront vistas.


Boating and Water Sports:

For those who love to take to the water, the Old Saybrook shoreline is a paradise for boating and water sports enthusiasts. Set sail on the Connecticut River or Long Island Sound with a chartered fishing excursion or explore hidden coves and inlets aboard a sailboat or powerboat rental.

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Also, as you plan your outdoor travels in the greater Old Saybrook area, be sure to stop by the Chamber office, located at 1 Main Street, Old Saybrook. Our friendly staff are here to provide you with maps, business cards, pamphlets, upcoming event information, and travel recommendations. Whether you're looking for insider tips on the best hiking trails or great local dining options, we're here to help make your visit unforgettable.

Read to start exploring? Visit us today and let the adventure begin! Visit us at 1 Main Street, Old Saybrook, 06475. Open Monday to Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm and Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.


At the Greater Old Saybrook Chamber, we're committed to promoting community engagement and supporting local businesses. Follow us on social media for the latest news and updates, and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need assistance planning your visit. We can't wait to welcome you to the greater Old Saybrook area!