There are seasons that some towns are made for, and if Essex, CT was made for any of them, it would definitely be fall.
Surrounded on three sides by water and loaded with small town charm, historic Essex is a gorgeous place to visit in autumn. The waterfront village sits on the Connecticut River; just a few miles south, the river empties into Long Island Sound in Old Saybrook.
The Main Street is brimming with small gift and fashion shops like Emmy’s in Main and Cortland Park Cashmere, cafes and restaurants such as Olive Oyls and The Griswold Inn, parks and clubs including The Essex Yacht Club and the CT River Musuem located at the river’s edge.
Let’s take a quick Sunday Morning stroll.