Old Lyme is home to seaside fun with the Long Island Sound, the Connecticut River, the town lake and several marinas located conveniently close to its downtown area.
Throughout the centuries Old Lyme has been a muse for artists and an exciting summer retreat for tourists. Old Lyme is an irresistible community for both seasonal visitors and permanent residents.
Located on the Connecticut River, Old Lyme was a bustling marine and cultural center and gathering place for some of the most colorful and successful sea captains of the times.
Even at a glance, the influence of Old Lyme's early prosperity and diversity is still evident in the historic architecture and traditional New England character. Many of the old sea captains’ homes have been transformed into entertaining and informative museums. The striking Georgian mansion, The Florence Griswold House, houses a superior art collection including works inspired by the local landscape dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. Old Lyme’s charming town center is graced by the breathtaking Old Lyme Congregational Church, modeled after the Christopher Wren design in London.
There is an impressive selection of private residences of all architectural periods, styles, sizes and price ranges to suit every taste.
A superb local recreation department promotes team and individual sports at well maintained town facilities. The town is a member of Regional School District 18, along with neighboring town, Lyme.