Introduction to Old Lyme, Connecticut
Old Lyme, Connecticut, in New London county, is 29 miles SE of Meriden, Connecticut (center to center) and 94 miles NE of New York, New York. The town, which is in the New London - Norwich area, has 7,406 residents.
Old Lyme History
Old Lyme, officially incorporated from the town of Lyme in 1855, is home to the oldest - settled areas of Lyme and so was named Old Lyme. The town, which features colonial and federal architecture, was named after Lyme Regis, a small port on the Dorset coast in England. According to historical record, the first settlers of Lyme in the 17th century were Englishmen.
Old Lyme and nearby Attractions
- Florence Griswold Museum
- Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
- Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
- Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
- Chatfield Hollow State Park
- Rogers Lake
Things To Do In Old Lyme
Tourists coming to Old Lyme may visit the Florence Griswold Museum, an art museum which displays a number of Americam Impressionist paintings. Visitors will love going to the Chatfield Hollow State Park. Covering an area of 355 acres, the park offers recreational opportunities from fishing, and swimming, to hiking. The town celebrates the Midsummer Festival every year.
Old Lyme Transportation
Flights are available from Bradley International Airport.
Old Lyme Higher Education
Facilities for higher education include Eastern Connecticut State University, Wesleyan University, and the University of Connecticut.