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    The Dock Restaurant

    With open-air waterfront dining, a fresh fish market, lobster by the pound, gas for your boat and ice for sale, The Dock is Waterford’s favorite place by the shore.  » Read More

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    Diamond Mortgage Group

    The mortgage process can often be overwhelming, intimidating and even frustrating for many.  Fortunately, Diamond Mortgage Group can ease the entire process, making it smooth, stress-free and even enjoyable for you!Diamond Mortgage Group is the clear solution for all of your East Lyme mortgage needs.  Loyally serving the East Lyme... » Read More

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    The Shack Restaurants

    The Shack RestaurantsSince 1989, The Shack (then known as The Little Brown Shack) has been providing the best breakfast in all of East Lyme for locals and tourists alike.  Since then, this exceptional family-owned business has significantly expanded their menu, hours and locations- - all at their customers’ request!  » Read More

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    Rustic Caf

    A local landmark for over 60 years, the Rustic Café has been a dance hall, wine bar, local watering hole and now one of the greatest “little secrets” in East Lyme.  Both locals and summer tourists alike love the Rustic Café’s fresh seafood, tasty ribs and popular hamburgers paired with their tasty beers and cocktails.  » Read More

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    Shore & Country Real...

    Shore & Country Real Estate is dedicated to finding families just like yours the home of their dreams.  Shore & Country Real Estate is family-owned agency that has been renting out and selling stunning properties along the shoreline and sandy beach areas in East Lyme. » Read More

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    Spring is just around the corner, which means it's time to start putting some thought toward this year's gardening plans. Even if your garden is pretty small, the supplies you'll need to start and then tend to your veggies and herbs (or even just flowers) can get pretty pricey--if you're looking for a larger harvest, the price just about shoots though the roof! But there are... » Read More

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    Welcome to the Town of East...

    Welcome to the town of East Lyme, CT, a coastal town in the New England territory. It is a very diverse land and has an equally diverse population. There are many beach communities within this town, as well as two notable villages and a spur area. For the most part, East Lyme, Connecticut is made up of quiet residential neighborhoods and wide-open spaces. It has a distinctively rural look to... » Read More

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    Things Girls Can Do in East...

    Are you stuck at the hotel, bored out of your mind, since all the men have gone fishing? Don’t worry; there are plenty of things to do in East Lyme, CT. Let’s start with the shopping scene. Of course, this is not to imply that all female tourists are only interested in shopping. We think it’s just a matter of cleanliness. Would you rather handle a new antique and a few new... » Read More

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About East Lyme, CTInformation and Overview
If you are new to East Lyme, CT, then take a few minutes to learn about East Lyme and the local culture. This large town has a population of over...
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Fun and Exciting Things to Do in East Lyme, CT
You have arrived in East Lyme, CT and are immediately taken by the beautiful scenery and the friendly locals who welcome thousands of tourists...
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"As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again", said Scarlett O'Hara in that famous film. She certainly knew the pains of being...
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Clamming in East Lyme
The East Lyme Connecticut Clamming Scene
What is clamming and just what can you expect from the clamming scene in East Lyme, CT? Lyme clamming involves digging for clams around the beach...
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Come Sit on Sandy, Sunny East Lyme Beaches!
Some of the greatest attractions of East Lyme, CT are the beaches. There are public and private beaches here that hug the Niantic River, while...
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  • Would You Rather Teach High...

    As much as the country’s education system is changing along with rapidly evolving technology (like getting an online teaching degree) and educational philosophy, there are some things so ingrained into the industry that they are unlikely to change anytime soon. One of those things that is unlikely to change in the near future is the fact that teaching is one of the most secure and... » Read More

  • Health Benefits of Massage

    The ancient art of massage has been around since the dawn of time. This valuable holistic health remedy is gaining immense popularity in today’s society because of its efficient effects on pain, stress and other problems people can suffer from. If you are curious and want to learn about all of the different benefits of massage therapy, then keep reading the rest of this educational... » Read More

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    For decades, men and women have been searching for a magic pill that they can take to easily lose weight and get in shape. Unfortunately, a pill like this doesn’t exist. Real diet pills might help you lose weight, but they could also cause you to feel lightheaded and the weight is likely to come back once you stop taking the pill. Instead of pills, many Americans are now turning to... » Read More

  • Buying a Portable Massage...

    Have you thought about buying a portable massage chair? The chair that you purchase can come from the Massage Warehouse, a website designed specifically to offer a number of different types of products for spa services, which includes massage equipment. These types of massage chairs are a good investment, especially since they are portable, because it enables you to move the chair and... » Read More

  • Making Money with a Portable...

    A portable massage chair can help any massage therapist make money in the short-term and long-term. The key is in determining how you are going to use this device. Obviously, you're going to use it to give massages, but using it in this sense means how you're going to utilize it to increase people's awareness of your business and of what you can offer them as a massage therapist. » Read More

  • How to Use Chux Underpads

    Absorbent and comfortable, Chux underpads are designed to protect expensive mattresses from spills and to prevent them from becoming contaminated with bodily fluids. If you have kept up with the latest health news, then you might know that these handy mattress liners are ideal for using in a variety of different situations. Here are some tips for using them properly. » Read More

  • Do Not Forget Cleaning...

    Have you ever been to a less than clean restaurant, where the silverware was dirty and the bathrooms looked like they had not been cleaned in years? Chances are that you never went back to that dirty restaurant and that they were possibly even closed down. Restaurants need to be as clean as possible, or customers won’t come back, and the same goes for many other industries. » Read More

  • The Most Richly Decadent...

    After an indulgent day at the spa, your clients are sure to want a way to remember how good they have felt for weeks and months to come. One effective and affordable way to do this is through having massage cream. The right kind of cream will make their spa experience one to remember, and will also guarantee that they come back for more, or at the very least, more massage cream. » Read More

  • Revolutionizing The Way You...

    If you are looking to completely change the way that you currently view energy, look no further than solar power.  Solar power is the oldest type of energy source known to man!  Since the inception of the planet, the sun has been hard at work providing us with the power that we require to sustain our everyday lives.  Somewhere along the way in recent history, about the time... » Read More

  • The Low Price of Going Solar

    If you are looking for reasonable solutions to some of the many tough problems facing Americans today, then look no further. While going solar may not be able to solve all of your problems, it can certainly help to reduce the amount of money that you spend in electric bills on a monthly basis and reduce the carbon footprint all at the same time. » Read More

Welcome to the Town of East Lyme, CT

Welcome to the town of East Lyme, CT, a coastal town in the New England territory. It is a very diverse land and has an equally diverse population. There are many beach communities within this town, as well as two notable villages and a spur area. For the most part, East Lyme, Connecticut is made up of quiet residential neighborhoods and wide-open spaces. It has a distinctively rural look to it, and many of its best features are water views, winding roads and wooded terrain. The population is believed to be just over 19,000 people, giving it a 5% increase since the turn of the new century.

Two Villages That Make Up East Lyme
There are two villages that make up the town: the village of Flanders and the village of Niantic. Niantic is usually referred to as the beach side of town and is the most popular with tourists during summer months. In fact, the general population of the town doubles in the summer, and its likely because of beach popularity. Flanders Village is less populated and is known primarily for its orchards, high school properties and its green forests.

Some of the most popular locations in Niantic include the Niantic Bay Boardwalk (which is half a mile long) as well as the Children's Museum of South Eastern Connecticut. Some of the communities within the village include Attawan Beach, Old Black Point, Black Point, Crescent Beach, Pine Grove, Oak Grove Beach, Saunder's Point, Giants Neck Beach and the Giants Neck Heights.

Notable Attractions in East Lyme, CT
Flanders has the four corners, which is an intersection of Chesterfield Road and the Boston Post Road. This is where several stores and offices are located. Lastly, theres the Golden Spur, which is found right at the head of the river. The town of East Lyme, CT has several quality hotels and many fine restaurants for you to enjoy.

Notable hotels include the Sleep Inn & Suites on 5 King Arthur Drive as well as the Crescent Beach Hotel on Crescent Beach St. Some of the most popular restaurants include Franks Gourmet Grille, Illiano's Ristorante, Pizzeria & Italian Grille, Skippers Restaurant and Niantic Diner.

There are also several beaches in East Lyme, CT. Some of the most popular spots include the Rocky Neck State Park (containing East and West Beach) and the Hole-in-the-Wall Beach. Bear in mind that not all beaches are public areas. Private beaches in town include Crescent Beach, Oak Grove Beach, Black Point Beach, Old Black Point Beach, Attawan Beach, Giants Neck Beach and the Giants Neck Heights Beach.

As for the people of East Lyme, Connecticut? They are a people committed to quality living in a beautiful town, or so the town motto says on the official website. These are people just as willing to chip in with youth sports and town parades as they are ready to swim and fish the day away. Naturally, due to the beaches and river areas, water activity is high here. You will not be disappointed when you come see this New England beach paradise!

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More in Connecticut living on the edge financially
Source: TheDay.com | Jan 31st, 2013 12:00AM
More than a third of Connecticut residents are living on a financial precipice that could topple at any moment, according to a report released...
Courtney backing efforts of school-based health centers
Source: TheDay.com | Jan 31st, 2013 12:00AM
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, and local education and health professionals met Wednesday to discuss the importance of early intervention...
Settlement talks interrupt Durante wrongful death trial
Source: TheDay.com | Jan 31st, 2013 12:00AM
Testimony came to a halt Wednesday as settlement talks resumed at the wrongful death trial of Connecticut College student Elizabeth Durante. No...
Most in Newtown crowd favor gun control
Source: TheDay.com | Jan 31st, 2013 12:00AM
Newtown officials, parents of Newtown victims and parents of Newtown survivors took the lead at the legislature’s final scheduled Bipartisan...
Morsi and Merkel meet
Source: TheDay.com | Jan 31st, 2013 12:00AM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center left, welcomes Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, center right, for talks at the chancellery Wednesday in...
Stormy weather
Source: TheDay.com | Jan 31st, 2013 12:00AM
Will Carter, 15, surveys the destruction of his house upon arriving home from school following a tornado Wednesday in Adairsville, Ga. A massive...
Israel launches airstrike in Syria
Source: TheDay.com | Jan 31st, 2013 12:00AM
Jerusalem - Israeli aircraft struck inside Syria on Wednesday for the first time since 2007, according to Western and Syrian officials, in a...
Giffords pleads for restrictions; NRA fights back
Source: TheDay.com | Jan 31st, 2013 12:00AM
Washington - Severely wounded and still recovering, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords begged lawmakers at an emotional hearing Wednesday to act...
Foggy day for fishing in New London
Source: TheDay.com | Jan 31st, 2013 12:00AM
Fog shrouds the fishing vessel "Gabby G" as it sits docked at New London Seafood Distributors on Shaw's Cove during the late afternoon Wednesday...
Police logs - Jan. 31
Source: TheDay.com | Jan 31st, 2013 12:00AM
Beatrice Padilla, 36, of 209 Bank St., Apt. 301, New London, was charged Tuesday with second-degree breach of peace and third-degree assault.
Luster master shines in Noank
Source: TheDay.com | Jan 31st, 2013 12:00AM
Jewelry designer Mary Anne Sherman puts a fine polish on pieces of metal jewelry Wednesday at the artist's studios at Noank Foundry. Sherman was...
Hagel defends his views on military amid criticism
Source: TheDay.com | Jan 31st, 2013 12:00AM
President Barack Obama's nominee for defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, on Thursday defended his views of the military and global threats in a...
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey gives leadership talk to CGA
Source: TheDay.com | Jan 31st, 2013 12:00AM
New London — Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy today that the world is far more dangerous and...
Elimination of energy-generation tax debated
Source: TheDay.com | Jan 31st, 2013 12:00AM
Hartford - Residential and business consumers might see an increase in rates if the state’s energy-generation tax doesn’t expire, a...
14 Norwich utilities customers remain without power pending downed line
Source: TheDay.com | Jan 31st, 2013 12:00AM
Fourteen Norwich Public Utilities customers at the city’s northern border remain without power this afternoon, but the city-owned utility...
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