Introduction to East Lyme, Connecticut
East Lyme, Connecticut, in New London county, is 31 miles SE of Manchester, Connecticut and 91 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the New London - Norwich metropolitan statistical area. About 18,118 people live in East Lyme.
East Lyme History
The Nehantic Indians were the original inhabitants of this region, but the tribe died out by the mid 1800s. East Lyme was a part of the town of Lyme at that time. It was officially incorporated in 1839. The town of East Lyme has 2 villages under it- the Village of Niantic and the Village of Flanders. The Thomas Lee House, built in 1660, is the oldest home in Connecticut still in existance.
East Lyme and nearby Attractions
- Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
- Millstone Information and Science Center
- Attawan Beach
- Bride Lake
- Rocky Neck State Park
- Cedar Ridge Golf Course
Things To Do In East Lyme
The Lee House-East Lyme Historical Society, the Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut and the Millstone Information and Science Center are ideal destinations for those who wish to know more about the historical and cultural background of the region. Attawan Beach is a popular tourist spot and there are also many lakes and brooks around East Lyme that are frequented by people of the town.
East Lyme Transportation
The Groton-New London Airport is close by.
East Lyme Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are offered by Eastern Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut.