Haddam CT

Since my Riverquest cruise left from the boat dock at Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam, I thought it might be worthwhile to check out this little town while I was here. It seems there’s something for everyone.

Sportsmen can go fishing on the Connecticut river or boaters can go boating.

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Birders can take the Riverquest cruises and look for eagles and osprey and other birds of sea and shore.

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Architecture buffs can lose themselves in the Village of East Haddam, filled with beautifully maintained historic homes and businesses.

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The premier example is the Goodspeed Opera house still a fully functional theater located right on the river.

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Engineers can marvel over the Haddam Swing Bridge,  a steel, movable  truss bridge composed of two main spans crossing the Connecticut River.

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Of course East Haddam is home to the unique Gillette Castle  and Gillette Castle State Park. Picnic, walk trails and explore the grounds. The intricate architecture and beautiful surroundings seem to appeal to all.

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Nature is represented everywhere in East Haddam. There’s nothing like a sunset dinner while watching the world go by on the Connecticut River.

For a sleepy little town there’s plenty to do. Other attractions close by include Nathan Hale House and the oldest bell in America. ( housed in the belfry of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.)

The Nature Conservancy calls East Haddam  “One of the last great places.” So take some time to drop in for a visit to a classic New England Village and surroundings.

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