Connecticut River Click here for a town by town photo tour
When Mark Twain wrote most of his books he lived in Hartford Connecticut and reflected on the Mississippi and the Connecticut Rivers. You can cruise on a large yacht from the mouth of the river in Old Saybrook for over 40 miles to Hartford. The river provides very scenic cruising and ample opportunity for stopping at charming waterfront towns. You have sheltered cruising and access to open water. Among the places to visit, you might want to include the, The Connecticut River Museum the Goodspeed Opera House the Essex Steam Train which runs along the western shore, or possibly Gillette Castle If you are traveling by boat you could try the Saybrook Marina Inn and Spa or Chrisholm Marina in Chester. I have listed below each Connecticut River town, starting from the mouth of the river at Old Saybrook and proceeding north to Hartford, each town has a web link.