EASTERN SHORELINE, Conn. (WTNH) — From its quaint downtown areas to its picturesque beaches and plethora of attractions, the eastern part of Connecticut’s shoreline is being compared to the eastern end of Long Island.
The New York Post first penned an article about the area entitled “The next ‘new’ Hamptons that many vacationers may overlook” and then Town & Country listed “27 Reasons This Part of the East Coast Is Being Dubbed “The New Hamptons.”
Too late. Among the attractions listed are Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, and the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme but also highlighted are The Griswold Inn in Essex and affluent areas like the Fenwick section of Old Saybrook where Katherine Hepburn‘s former house is back on the market.
She says the buzz is good for business.
After all it can be just a quick ride from the city on Amtrak or Metro North. Many New Yorkers summer or have second homes in the area. One local welcomes the influx of summertime residents and visitors.
“It triples in population from winter to summer so it’s kind of refreshing when you start to get a lot of activity and energy back into the town after a long winter,” said Aaron Swerchesky of Old Saybrook.