The Camden Riverhouse Hotel – Close to the Harbor

 Charming Hotel in Downtown Camden with Complimentary Parking

Featuring a nightly campfire with s’mores, this Camden, Maine hotel offers its guests free Wi-Fi and a deluxe continental breakfast featuring satisfying morning treats.   Each room at the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn includes a refrigerator (for those overstuffed lobster rolls you didn’t get to finish earlier), a desk, ironing facilities and ensuite bathrooms equipped with hairdryers.   Guests can relax in the property’s hot tub and swimming pool  or work out at the on-site fitness center.   This property’s  location is the perfect home base.  Unpack once and you’re on your way to explore this coastal gem of a community.  The Camden town center is just a 3 minute walk from the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn and Camden Harbor and the schooners are less than a 5 minute walk from this lovely hotel.    Feeling a bit more adventurous? Drive through the scenic Camden Hills State Forest and the summit of Mount Battie is only 20 minutes from the inn! What an incredible view.

Why we love it:  Quintessential Camden – and lobster is always close by!

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Wharf Gallery & Grill – Fresh From the Lobsterman Who Owns the Shack!

From Trap to Plate

The Wharf Gallery & Grill is located in beautiful Corea, Maine, and is owned by sixth generation Mainer and lobsterman Joe Young. Here you’ll find a place that time forgot and enjoy a freshly prepared lobster roll on Joe’s wharf where you can take in the working harbor and all of its sights and sounds. Once you’ve located Corea a short 10 minute jaunt from Route 1, you’ll pass the Corea post office and only intersection where you can find the village’s only stop sign. Drive past the post office and you’ll find our open flag and Maine Gifford’s ice cream sign on the left where you can park along Gibbs Lane.

As you approach the Wharf Gallery & Grill, you will be met by the sight of rope rugs, a cool breeze, and  friendly staff. Favorites from the menu include lobster rolls, boiled lobster dinner, crab claws, steak and cheese, sausage with green peppers and onions, and our very own lobster grilled cheese (imitated but never duplicated). You won’t want to leave the picnic tables that have perfect views of the harbor, so save room for a piece of blueberry pie, a whoopie pie, or some Maine Gifford’s ice cream.  This lobster shack may be off the beaten path, but Joe prefers it that way. You won’t be disappointed!

Why we love it:  This place is pure Maine.  Plus, enjoy photographs of Downeast and Acadia of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s!

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Graffam Bros. Seafood Shack – Pure Maine Lobster!

Lobsters To Go Since 1946

Located in Rockland, Maine  just minutes from the historic harbor, Graffam Bros. Seafood Shack is a roadside gem serving sandwiches, salads and fried seafood favorites such as haddock, clams, scallops, shrimp and more!   Indulge in the steamed lobster with the melted butter or enjoy lobster rolls overflowing with locally sourced lobster meat dressed in mayonnaise and served on a toasted bun. Order at the window and dine at one of the outdoor tables – or take your summer seafood to go!  Situated across from the Graffam Bros. Seafood Market which is open year round, the shack is open in the warmer months only. Yum!

Why we love it:  This place is fast, easy and worth the visit!

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  • Seasonal (May – October)
  • Lunch, Dinner (Hours Vary. Call Ahead)
  • 211 Union Street, Rockport, Maine
  • (207) 236-8391
  • www.lobsterstogo.com

 

 

The Chanler at Cliff Walk – A Top Hotel in Newport!

Experience Unparalleled Lobster Luxury and Service 

An elegant mansion dating back to the Gilded Age, The Chanler is situated along the infamous Cliff Walk in Newport. A distinctive hotel with a list of accolades longer than ten polo fields, The Chanler has 20 guestrooms all featuring custom linens and upholstery, and distinguished designs that will make every experience unique to each guest.   An ultra fancy place to stay, you’ll enjoy luxuries large and small.

With amenities and services too many to mention here – a few impressive ones for your day at the beach include round-trip transportation in a Chanler Buick Enclave to any of Newport’s beautiful beaches, a keepsake beach bag filled with towels, sunscreen & water, a Butler escort to the beach with an umbrella, beach chairs set up for you by the Butler, and a perfectly prepared picnic lunch for two created by the Spiced Pear.  Of course suggest that you ask your Beach Butler to pack the classic Lobster Roll or the Lobster BLT!

Why we love it:    This is a serious OMG, buzz worthy experience.  The views are jaw dropping!

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Shoreline Segway – Glide By Scenic Vistas!

Choose from Three Tours of the Region

A fun way to tour the Connecticut shoreline, Shoreline Segway offers a 1 hour tour of Historic Guilford, Hammonasset Park with a third option that includes the Mystic region!  If you choose the Guilford tour, you’ll glide through the historic district, past the Agricultural Fair Grounds and to the Marina on Long Island Sound. The marina area offers a beautiful view of Long Island Sound, Falkners and Grass Islands as well as the Tidal Wetlands! For the Hammonasset ride, you’ll ride along the bike trails near the beach and out to the Wetlands viewing platform.  The Mystic tour starts from the Mystic Depot Welcome Center and from there you’ll glide through town, across the historic Mystic Bascule Bridge and along scenic River Road.  You’ll get a  wonderful view of the Mystic Seaport from across the River.   No matter which Segway tour you choose, you’ll enjoy the memorable sights and sounds of this lovely coastal region any time of year!

 Why we love it:   A fun activity before or after your lobster roll!

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  • Year Round
  • Weather Permitting and By Appointment
  • Cost Per Person: $70  Guilford, $75 for Hammonasset. $80 for Mystic
  • Minimum of 4 Riders for Mystic and Hammonasset Tours
  • 1310 Boston Post Road, Guilford, Connecticut 06437
  • (203) 453-6036
  • <a href="mailto:info@segwaytoursandrentals try this.com”>info@segwaytoursandrentals.com
  • www.segwaytoursandrentals.com/tour.html

 

 

Biking and Boating Along the Connecticut Shoreline

Spectacular Scenery By Land and Sea!

First by bike, then by boat. Book the popular “Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour” with CT Bike Tours and experience the Connecticut coast in a leisurely – yet active way! Start at the Guilford Green – about 25 minutes east of New Haven and cycle out to Sachem’s Head – once a vacation spot for 19th century New Yorkers. From there, you will meander to the lovely village of Stony Creek where you’ll board you’ll board the Volsunga IV for a scenic one hour narrated cruise of the charming Thimble Islands – once the hiding place of the infamous pirate Captain Kidd! If you’d like, CT Bike Tours will deliver your car to you in Stony Creek and and that’s where you tour ends. OR, you can bike 6 another miles to Guilford with the remaining group. On the way back, you’ll stop at the Henry Whifield House – the oldest existing home in Connecticut and the oldest stone home in all of New England!

Suitable for cyclists of all skill levels, this tour takes approximately 4 hours and covers 20 miles or so.   Now, that’s a weekend workout deserving of lobster!   We suggest making your over to the Guilford Lobster Pound for lobster roll (or two) and an ice cold drink.

Why we love it:   This tour is “good” for you! 

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  • Seasonal
  • Saturdays and Sundays – 9 AM Start
  • Advance Reservations Required
  • $105 per person includes bike and helmet
  • Limited to Six Participants; Must Be At Least 16 Years of Age
  • Guilford Green
  • (203) 856-7263
  • info@CTBikeTours.com
  • www.ctbiketours.com

Lighthouse Point Park – Scenic and fun for the Family

View the Lighthouse, Ride the Carousel and Enjoy the Beach!

Enter Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven and you’ll have a wonderful day by the Long Island Sound.   Make your way over to the New Haven Lighthouse also known as the Five Mile Point Light since it sits on a point of land five miles from the New Haven Green and witness a historic, 70 foot tall sandstone structure that once guided ships into the harbor!

For a small fee,  kids and kids at heart will enjoy riding an old-fashioned carousel – one of less than 100 in use today.  And, there’s more at this wonderful community gathering place.  There’s a playground and swings, a new splashpad, a fishing pier for recreational fishing, a boat and kayak launch, a concession stand, a public beach for swimming and plenty of tables and shaded pavilions for a picnic at the park.  Of course, we suggest you flip flop over to the beach and enjoy a lobster roll lunch and a bag of chips right on the sand! {Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

Why we love it:  Spend an hour or the day.  Look for the Penney Press so you can make your own lighthouse or carousel souvenir!

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R.J. Julia Booksellers – Charming store for lobster books!

An Award Winning Independent Book Store

Located in the charming town Madison, R.J. Julia Booksellers is a “must stop in” while exploring this charming coastal community!  Perfect rain or shine,  In business for more than 25 years,  R.J. Julia has always been a place of inspiration, information, and excitement.   Knowledgeable and friendly staff members will guide you to best books on coastal Connecticut, maritime New England and more.  What an adventure!

Browse the shelves to find cookbooks on how to prepare yummy seafood and lobster at home.  Open 7 days a week rain or shine, R.J. Booksellers is offers a wonderful place of discovery for kids, teens and adults.  P.S.  Some of our favorite books are:  Lobster Shacks: A Road-Trip Guide to New England’s Best Lobster Joints by Mike Urban and The Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor Corson.

Why we love it:   They have an amazing Cafe and Bistro serving espresso, soups, salads, sandwiches and award winning cupcakes made by local vendors!

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Tidewater Inn – In A Charming Village Along the Shore

Just a Short Drive to the Beach!

Located half way between Manhattan and Boston along the Connecticut coast, Tidewater Inn offers eight nicely decorated guestrooms each with its own en-suite bath and one hideaway cottage for even more privacy. Each morning, enjoy a full breakfast featuring a few of the innkeeper’s favorite such as California Egg Puff or even the Seafood Casino Breakfast Casserole made with crab or lobster meat.  Just a short drive to the shoreline, many guests enjoy walks along East Wharf beach and then follow the beach roads to West Wharf and Surf Club beaches. Tidewater Inn offers a cozy, comfortable experience  – perfect for romantic getaways or extended stays!

Why we love it: Lovely accommodations and gracious host!  

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Thames River Heritage Park – Explore Heritage Sites

Heritage Sites Connected by Water Taxi Starting in June

The Thames River Heritage Park is not a conventional park with fixed borders. Instead, it’s a framework that draws together heritage and contemporary sites, neighborhoods, commercial districts and institutions on both sides of the river.  The park offers four anchor sites connected by water taxi: Fort Trumbull, Fort Griswold, The Submarine Force Museum  and Coast Guard Museum, scheduled to open in 2018.   Here are just a few of the many cultural attractions you can explore during a visit to the Thames River Heritage Park:  New London Historic Waterfront District, Whale Oil Row and Ledge Lighthouse in Groton!

The water taxi which begins on mid June operates on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only website here.  There are three water taxi stops – in New London, at City Pier (home of Mystic Whaler Cruises featuring lobster excursions)  in the Historic Waterfront District and at Fort Trumbull, or in the City of Groton, at Fort Street. The water taxi runs in a loop from 10 AM to 9 PM!

Why we love it:  The water taxi offers a fun way to get from one side of the river to the other!  Plus, the taxis are actually military boats that tie-in well with the park’s theme. 

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Wheeling City Tours – Dine and Glide!

Departs Every Thursday Just in Time for Dinner

Here’s a fun way to discover New London – by Segway!  Choose a route, hop on and on you’re on your way.    Pick the Downtown tour and you’ll glide around Waterfront Park, Downtown New London and Fort Trumbull, enjoying views of New London, Groton, Thames River and Long Island Sound.   With the Beaches option, you’ll glide  along New London’s beaches, through Ocean Beach Park along the boardwalk and nature trail, and past New London Harbor Light – Connecticut’s oldest and tallest lighthouse!    Select the mouthwatering Taste of New London tour (our personal favorite!) and your taste buds will jump for joy!   Departing every Thursday starting on June 23rd, this tour includes stops at Dev’s on Bank, (the famous) Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock, Berry’s Ice Cream & Candy Bar and Hot Rod Cafe.   When you book your this tour, be sure to upgrade your lobster roll to an even bigger one for a few bucks more.   Now, this is our kind of tour!

Why we love it:  A yummy way to explore a coastal community in Connecticut!

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Mystic Seaport – Historic Fun by the Water

A Maritime Treasure in Connecticut

Visit Mystic Seaport and you’ll be immersed into the area’s  seafaring past.  Explore a living history museum – a recreated 19th century village made up of historians, musicians, storytellers and craftspeople like shipsmiths and woodcarvers, visit galleries that chronicle over 300 years of maritime living, discover one of the world’s only preservation shipyards,  see historic tall ships and boats such as the Charles W. Morgan, the world’s last surviving wooden whaleship and so much more.

With a children’s museum that provides kids hands on opportunities to learn what it was really like to be a sailor back in the day and aplanetarium where kids of all ages can learn how about celestial navigation, Mystic Seaport is a wonderful experience the teaches and inspires us to further protect our ocean planet!    With year around activities and lectures, make Mystic Seaport a “must do” while your exploring coastal Connecticut.    Be sure to break for a lobster lunch or enjoy this favorite crustacean for dinner at a nearby seafood restaurant.   Yum!

Why we love it: Offers a fabulous journey back in time. It’s all about man’s connection to the sea and how we can learn from the past and preserve our future.   Totally inspirational.  

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Sheffield Island Lighthouse – Take a Cruise!

A Delightful Opportunity to Have a Lobster Dinner on Island!

The Norwalk Seaport Association’s Friends of the Norwalk Islands offers a 45 minute scenic boat ride from South Norwalk to Sheffield Island.  Once there, you can tour the the two and half story, 10 room Sheffield Lighthouse!   Pack a lobster roll lunch and have a picnic in the picnic grove or enjoy the sunset.

Every Thursday evening from June through September, enjoy the famous Thursday Clam Bake  in the festive tented pavilion on the lighthouse lawn.  Depart from South Norwalk at 6 p.m. and while you explore the Island the Seaport’s caterers prepare your choice of lobster, chicken or beef dinner.  {Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

Why we love it:   There’s always something to do on the lighthouse lawn!

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Hammonasset Beach State Park – Long Island Sound

Best of Both Worlds – Beach and Picnic Sites!

A visit to Hammonasset Beach State Park is more than just another day the beach.  Connecticut’s largest shoreline park offers over 2 miles of beach to enjoy swimming, strolling along the boardwalk, or just relaxing in the sun and surf.

Enjoy this beautiful, family friendly beach which has covered picnic areas (for your overstuffed lobster rolls, of course), a boardwalk and plenty of parking.

Why we love it:  It’s Connecticut’s largest public beach park – and there is a nature center with activities for visitors all year round!

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Stonington Old Lighthouse Museum – History in a Charming Town!

See Three States From the Top!

For more than 170 years, this modest stone citadel — a lighthouse tower attached to a dwelling  — has stood at the entrance to the harbor of Stonington, Connecticut’s only port facing on the Atlantic. Now regarded fondly as a durable symbol of a seafaring  past, in its working years it performed the valuable service of guiding ships across treacherous Fishers Island Sound.

In 1927 the Society opened it as a lighthouse museum, the nation’s first. Visitors may climb the 29 circular steps and a short ladder to reach the top of the tower, which looks over three states. There is also a perfect place for picnics on the grassy lighthouse grounds, which face across Little Narragansett Bay toward Watch Hill and Napatree Point, Rhode Island.

{Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

We love it:   A quintessential New England experience!

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Thimble Islands Boat Tour – Lovely Views!

 Join Captain Bob On a Thimble Island Cruise

Enjoy more of the Connecticut shoreline as you climb aboard  the 48 passenger boat Volsunga IV and venture out to discover the Thimble Islands – located in the southeast corner of Branford in the Long Island Sound.   On this 45 minute live narrated boat ride, you will hear about the natural history of the islands, the shellfish industries that thrived in town and the building boom that occurred during the Victorian Era. Listen to old stories and local legends as you witness picturesque scenery, including beautiful homes and shore birds.

Give yourself 10 to 15 minutes to find parking on the main roads around the dock vicinity and be sure to use the public restrooms in town before boarding the boat.   Boarding begins at the quarter of the hour and departs on the top of the hour.

We love it:  It’s an adventure – and a history lesson, too! There are 100-350 Thimble Islands that dot the coast. 

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  • Seasonal – Weather Permitting
  • Cash or Checks Only.  No Credit Cards
  • 4 Indian Point Road, Stony Creek,Connecticut 06405
  • (203) 481-3345
  • volsungacruises@gmail.com
  • <a href="http://www project management system.thimbleislands.com”>www.thimbleislands.com

Le Central – Lobster at a French Bistro

A Charming Restaurant in Bristol

A popular neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of Bristol,  Le Central offers a magnifique dining experience whether you choose to go for lunch or dinner!    French country fare includes grilled confit duck leg and fennel sausage, coq au vin, steak frites and other favorites.

Of course our recommendation for dinner is the Grilled Sakonett Lobster charmoula rubbed and served with warm salad of local, seasonal produce and lemon butter!   Another taste bud tantalizer is the Lobster Mac & Cheese made with panko baked penne, Sakonnet Lobster, porcini, Fontina and Gruyere cheeses.  Simply delicious!   And, just so you know –  Sakonnet is in Little Compton, Rhode Island so the lobster is locally caught and always fresh.

Why we love it:   They serve wine by the glass.   We suggest a Chardonnay with your native lobster meal. 

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Argia Sailing Cruise – Lobster Roll Picnic on Water

Embark on a Half Day or Sunset Cruise

Explore the seafaring village of Mystic, Connecticut, so rich in maritime history, and the surrounding islands from the spacious wooden deck of the sailing ship, Argia.  Relax as you sail by scenic coastlines and lighthouses or help the crew hoist and trim the sails aboard this elegant schooner. Each cruise includes complimentary snacks and lemonade. You may also bring your own beverages and food – coolers and cups are available (and this is perfect to bring along your own lobster rolls for a picnic on the water!)

The interesting departure and return schedule coincides with the historic Mystic River Drawbridge schedule – which opens twice for Argia with every cruise.

We we love it:  Plenty of gentle ocean breezes as you sit back and soak up the sunshine!

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  • Seasonal:  May-Mid October
  • Reservation Required
  • Seating for 49 Passengers
  • Schooner Wharf
  • 15 Holmes Street, Mystic, Connecticut  06355
  • (860) 536-0416
  • www.argiamystic useful source.com

DeWolf Tavern – Maritime Restaurant Facing Water

Historic and Delicious!

The DeWolf Tavern is located in a renovated 1818 warehouse built by the Bristol-based maritime merchants James and William DeWolf for their shipping business in the “Triangle Trade.” A boat slip originally ran alongside the Tavern where ships could dock and unload goods into both levels of the building.  Today, DeWolf features two levels for your dining pleasure. The first floor includes a rustic bar, intimate tables, cozy booths and a waterfront deck.  Upstairs you’ll find a comfortable dining room with a  fireplace for crisp evenings and an exterior deck for a memorable meal with a sunset view.

Serving contemporary American for breakfast, lunch and dinner, DeWolf Tavern offers something for everyone.  Try the lobster popovers, a lobster roll with a twist, the native steamed or even the stuffed!

Why we love it:   It’s an upscale tavern along the historic, Bristol waterfront!

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Funky Victorian – Bright Stay in Newport

Loaded with Modern Amenities

Open after a glamorous renovation, this 17-room boutique Newport hotel beckons style-loving New England travelers to a modern, irreverent take on the Gilded Age. With interiors inspired by Rococo, Beaux Arts and other popular styles of this decadent era, Gilded offers boldly fun hotel guestrooms and suites—and you’ll enjoy all the splendor Newport has to offer!

A modern mix of ornate mirrors, lacquered surfaces, and gold accents come together to create envelope-pushing decor unlike anything found in Newport (or all of New England!).

Why we love it:  An extra bit of glamour in Newport!

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Finn’s Seafood – Destination Lobster!

Serving Fresh Seafood on Block Island For Over 40 Years

Overlooking Old Harbor, Finn’s Seafood is the place to go for steamed lobster with melted butter that drips down your chin!  Or, if you prefer to use a fork while you eat – try the baked stuffed.   Lunch and dinner are served on the upstairs deck and on the harbor-level deck, at the inside bar and in the lower level dining room.

Whether you are looking for a complete seafood, lobster or steak dinner or a lighter meal of a side, salad, sandwich or chowder, you can find it at Finn’s.

Why we love it:  There is a takeout window where you can order food to go. Choose the lobster salad roll and enjoy it on the beach!

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Point Judith Lighthouse – Amazing Sunsets!

Gorgeous Waterviews!

Point Judith, part of the town of Narragansett, extends more than a mile from the Rhode Island coast and marks the entrance to Narragansett Bay to the north and Block Island Sound to the south. With beautiful ocean views you can photograph beautiful shots during your visit to the grounds of this 1857 lighthouse. Although the lighthouse tower itself is not open to the public, this is a fantastic place to visit and relax.

We also recommend this amazing spot for a picnic (yes, lobster roll style.)  Grab a picnic to go and one of the local restaurants and enjoy some splendid ocean views with lobster lunch!

{Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

Why we love it:  Awe inspiring place for a Shelfie (lobster inspired selfie) and lobster roll picnics!

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Salty Galilee – A Fishing Village and Boat Lovers Delight!

Sounds of Seagulls Fill the Air

If you love fishing boats, this is the place for you!  Galilee is a fishing port and a great place to watch the boats and Block Island Ferry come and go. Flocks of seagulls follow these vessels with their haul of fresh seafood and makes for fantastic scenery.   There is also a nice beach and jetty to enjoy the waves and salt air with views of the sea.

Make it a day trip to wander the piers and have lunch or plan around a sunset dinner.  Galilee is filled with seafood restaurants and most offer views of the water.  Straight off the boat, the seafood is incredibly fresh and enjoying lobster in this fishing village, is an experience!  {Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

Why we love it:  Lobster lunch or dinner feels so authentic here. 

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  • Intersection of Great Island Road and Galilee Escape Road
  • 24 Miles from Newport
  • Part of Narrangansett
  • Boasts Largest Fishing Fleet in Rhode Island
  • Two State Beaches: Roger Wheeler and Salty Brine
  • Site of the Block Island Ferry

 

Lighthouse Cruise on Narragansett Bay

See 10 Rhode Island Lighthouses by Boat

This 90-minute cruise showcases some of Rhode Island’s most beautiful lighthouses. The captain will take you throughout Narragansett Bay bringing you up close and personal to these historic landmarks. This truly is a one-of-a-kind cruise that you will remember forever. Lighthouses include locations in Newport Harbor, Jamestown and Wickford to name a few. Don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars!

The departure location in Quonset Point, North Kingstown is convenient and easy to reach from anywhere in Rhode Island, whether you are in South County, Warwick, Providence or Newport -it’s just a short drive away.   Rhode Island Bay Cruises also offer free dockside parking for all of the cruises.  So pack up a lobster roll lunch and cruise in lobster style!

Why we love it:  Lighthouses and lobster just go well together!

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Napatree Point – Solitude Hike with Gorgeous Views

Discover An Ecological Treasure

A beach hike like no other!!  Napatree in Westerly offers a beautiful 1.5 mile beach facing the Atlantic Ocean on one side and a view of Little Narragansett Bay on the other.  This is also a wildlife preserve, so be careful for the piping plovers, osprey, and migratory birds.  There is a surprise at the end of the walk, which includes a cool old abandoned fort.

Don’t forget your camera as this is a wonderful place for photos.  From atop the dunes you gain a fabulous view of the point, Fischer Island, million dollar homes, Ocean House, and the lighthouse.  Worth the trip!

Why we love it:  It’s a lovely barrier beach that instantly lifts your spirits and your appetite for lobster!

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Captain Stannard House – Close to the Shoreline

Quintessential New England

Built in 1872 by Captain Stannard, this grand house stands halfway between Boston and New York, the two largest ports/cities on the East Coast at that time; and on the Long Island Sound, known worldwide for safe anchorage. In later years, the house was converted to an inn, tavern, hotel and seafood restaurant.  Then in 1971 a fire destroyed it and eventually the house was rebuilt and re-opened as the Captain Stannard Bed & Breakfast Country Inn.

With an 80 foot covered porch, well manicured lawn, and 10 charming guestrooms featuring private baths and with names significant to Captain Stannard, this inn is a gem. Located just a block away from Westbrook Beach and close to the finest seafood and lobster restaurants such as Bill’s Seafood, you’ll enjoy what this cozy bed and breakfast has to offer!

Why we love it:  The have 3,000 square feet of indoor eat and play areas. 

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Oyster Club – Marvelous in Mystic

Farm and Sea to Table

Your taste buds will come alive when you visit this casual, fine dining restaurant.
Located in historic, downtown Mystic, Oyster Club offers an inviting menu that change daily based on the seasonality and availability of locally harvested foods task management system.  Order the lobster roll prepared with local, hand picked lobster meat, butter poached with crispy shallots, apple butter, lemon and parsley with seasoned fries!  A favorite dish bursting with flavor, this roll will not disappoint.

Venture onto the shaded outdoor deck known as The Treehouse and enjoy sea breezes and nice views of the Mystic River!  Here, you’ll want to slurp oysters and sip on signature cocktails as you sit back and soak up the atmosphere.

Why we love it:   They offer New England classics prepared with a twist!

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  • Open Year Round
  • Treehouse Open Seasonally
  • Lunch: Friday and Saturday, Dinner: Thursday – Sunday
  • Sunday Brunch
  • Reservation Suggested
  • 13 Water Street, Mystic, Connecticut
  • (860) 415-9266
  • www.oysterclubct.com

 

 

 

David Burke Prime – Mondays are Lobster Nights!

Let the Good Times Roll!

Located in the Foxwoods Resort Casino complex, David Burke Prime is an excellent choice not only for deep flavor steaks but for succulent seafood, too!   Every Monday at David Burke Prime enjoy a 3 course lobster feast for just $39.  Appetizer selections include lobster bisque, lobster dumplings, and lobster tacos. Entree choices include lobster carbonara, Kung Pao-style lobster, or steamed or roasted lobster.   With the expertly prepared food, the upscale atmosphere and the attentive service, everyone is a winner at David Burke Prime!

Why we love it:   Aside from the lobster, they feature a  5,000 plus-bottle wine tower. 

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  • Open Year Round
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Reservation Suggested
  • Foxwoods Resort Casino
  • 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket, Connecticut 06338
  • (860) 312-8753
  • www.davidburkeprime.com

The Richards – Hidden Gem with Castle Like Stay

Relaxing Place to Stay in Narragansett

What a gem and the location is perfect!  Tucked away but close to all.  The house itself is a beautiful. It’s an old stone home (built in the late 1800s) perfectly decorated with beautiful antiques everywhere you look and the gardens are gorgeous. The house is located within walking distance of the beach and downtown Narragansett – so settle in and enjoy all Narragansett has to offer.

Quiet and serene with homemade breakfast each morning, it’s a 10 mile walk through the woods to the ocean.  Our favorite thing to do while there? Read in the quaint screened gazebo and hammock next to a peaceful Koi pond.  Rest and relax!

Why we love it:  Peaceful and quiet, yet a 10 minute walk to the water. 

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Open Year Round
144 Gibson Avenue, Narragansett, Rhode Island,02882
(401) 789-7746
therichards144@hotmail.com
www.therichardsbnb.com

George’s of Galilee – Summertime Must Do in RI

Watch the Block Island Ferry Come In and Out!  

George’s offers a wide selection of fresh local seafood, a new sushi menu, lobster specials, as well as fresh hand-cut ribeye steaks. Choose from five different dining rooms on two floors, al fresco dining, and a takeout window, all with spectacular Rhode Island waterfront views.  Salty is the key here and it’s truly right on the beach!

We love to sit on the deck and watch the boats go by.  When it’s time to eat there are many lobster dishes to choose from, but we recommend the Sizzling Lobster Casserole with chunks of tail and claw meat, shallots, garlic, sherry, cream, sharp cheddar and panko crumbs.  YUM!

Why we love it:  It’s location.  Galilee is an authentic New England fishing village!

Fresh Facts:

  • Open Year Round
  • Lunch and Dinner Daily
  • 250 Sand Hill Cove Road, Port of Galilee, Rhode Island 02882
  • (401) 783-2306
  • www.georgesofgalilee.com