Whether you arrive by land or by water, Essex’s historic waterfront district is a welcoming port throughout the year. Discover the natural beauty of the Connecticut River on a schooner cruise, eagle boat tour, kayak or canoe. Gain a new historical perspective at a maritime history exhibit or take a tour of early colonial and federal architecture. Don’t miss an ongoing lineup of parades, free concerts and exhibits on the village green. And of course, the many choices for shopping, dining and places to stay.
The arts come alive in Ivoryton! Enjoy award-winning performances at the Ivoryton Playhouse, a turn-of-the century jewel that exemplifies the period architecture found throughout the village. Stimulate your creative juices at neighboring art galleries or enjoy a drink and a bite before or after the show. Browse the shops and be sure not to miss seasonal events on the Ivoryton Green –a weekly Farmers’ Market, the Fall Pumpkin Festival and the holiday Ivoryton Illuminations, to name a few.
With both a river and a train running through it, Centerbrook puts the “bustle” into village life, serving as a vibrant center for a wide spectrum of activities. Hop aboard the Essex Steam Train. Paddle or skate down the Falls River. Take a music lesson or take in an art exhibit. Be sure to see the old Grist Mill and spectacular falls. Tend to your everyday shopping and dining needs.
Essex Board of Trade, Inc., P.O. Box 322
Essex, CT 06426 860-767-3904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org