Noank fulfills one’s ideal vision of a sleepy little New England seaside village.
Meandering through Noank are small lanes lined with picket fences and classic examples of New England architecture; from gothic Victorians to cozy capes. Beginning in the late 1800’s and up until World War II, Noank was famous for its shipbuilding and fishing industry.
Noank (Nowayank) from the Pequot Indian language, originally meant “peninsula” or “neck of land”. From its shores, one has a tri-state view of Fisher’s Island, NY; Block Island, RI; and Ram Island, CT. It is still home to a small fishing and lobstering fleet.
Today, Noank retains its historic flavor with quiet and relaxed atmosphere. While eating clams and lobsters at a riverside open-air restaurant, you can still watch tall ships and three-masted schooners on their way to the Mystic Seaport.
Noank Village is nestled between Groton and Mystic, about 3 miles from both, on the Mystic River and “far from the madding crowd”. It boasts its own fire department, a small food store, excellent restaurants, a cozy ice cream store and a playground. For the sailor in your family, Noank has a boatyard and marina.
In addition, there is Bluff Point State Park, Beebe Pond and Haley Farm nature trails, and cultural activities such as the Lyman Allen Museum, Pequot Sepos Nature Center, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, and the Garde Theatre.
A bike ride away from Mystic and Groton, Noank’s location cannot be equalled!
Treat yourself to quiet village living in Noank, Connecticut.