Magical stonington borough
Founded in 1649, Stonington Borough is a quaint, historic village located midway between New York and Boston just miles from downtown Mystic. Nestled on a mile-long peninsula that projects into Fisher’s Island Sound and Little Narragansett Bay affording stunning views, Stonington Borough was voted one of the Top 10 prettiest coastal towns in New England by Yankee Magazine.
Eclectic shops, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants line Water Street. Concerts, lectures, garden tours, parades and farmer’s markets happen year-round. Museums house intimate collections of maritime artifacts and opportunities to discover the lives of famed sea captains.
A self-guided walking tour highlights beautifully preserved colonial, Federal and Greek revival architecture while nature trails offer panoramic views and seaside meadows filled with wildflowers and beach roses.
Sheltered waters and a beautiful harbor make the Borough a beach destination, major yachting center and home to Connecticut’s last remaining fishing and lobstering fleets providing access to fresh, local seafood. Boating, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding are activities within easy reach.
Fantastic restaurants serve fresh, local seafood, farm-raised meat, organic produce, dairy and baked goods. Owner-operated coffee shops keep the Borough caffeinated with organic, fair-trade beans and nitro cold brew. And on top of it all, Stonington is a growing wine and craft beer region.
If a quintessential New England getaway without the crowds is what you're looking for, Stonington Borough is just the escape you need.