Let’s stroll… along the shady streets of Stonington Borough!
These peaceful thoroughfares are graced with lovely antique Capes, Federals and stately Victorian mansions. If these homes could talk, they would tell you the tales of whaling captains and shipbuilders, the yarns of weathered fisherman and lobsterman. The “Boro”, as it is lovingly called by its residents, retains the atmosphere of its bustling seafaring days.
Today, it is the homeport of the last significant Connecticut fishing fleet. The Blessing of the Fleet, followed by clambakes, dances, a parade and high Mass, is an annual tradition. It is a popular harbor for pleasure boats, offering protected water for yachting facilities.
Outside the “boro”, Stonington’s natural beauty enriches its winding secondary roads as they pass quiet ocean inlets and savannahs, ancient stonewalled hardwood stands, and sprawling equestrian farms.
Stonington is in close proximity to Bluff Point State Park, Beebe Pond and Haley Farm nature trails, and cultural activities such as the Lyman Allen Museum, Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, and the Garde Theatre. For the sailor and fisherman, Fisher’s Island Sound offers the best sailing on the East Coast!
Whatever your enjoyments, Stonington has something for everyone.