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Connecticut Selected for U.S. Navy Band Tour

Connecticut Selected for U.S. Navy Band Tour »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

America's Navy is coming to New London, one of 20 cities in seven states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2019 tour--one of the... more

J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate

J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Mystic Seaport Museum presents J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate, a major exhibition organized in cooperation with Tate, from October 5, 2019, to February... more

New England Chowda Festivals

New England Chowda Festivals »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Thousands of chowder fans will again descend on Sherwood Island State Park in Westport to sample and cast votes for their favorites in four categories. “This... more

Rake ’em in

Rake ’em in »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Whether you twist and shimmy, use a rake or dive in headfirst, clamming is an experience every Connecticut resident should try at least once. The Madison... more

Launch of Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport

Launch of Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

After nearly 3 years hidden under a large tent in the Shipyard, crews disassembled the structure that has sheltered Mayflower II during her restoration. The... more

Rose’s Orchards – 385 years and counting

Rose’s Orchards – 385 years and counting »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

When Robert Rose, his wife Marjorie, and eight children arrived in Massachusetts on the ship "Francis" in 1634, they could never have envisioned that 385 years... more

Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park

Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Now in its 37th year, the Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park has been a time-honored tradition since 1982. Enjoy vintage car racing at its best. The event... more

Pets On Board

Pets On Board »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

As with any day out on the water, safety is the primary concern. This goes for your pets, too! We want to make sure that everyone, even those with four legs,... more

Happy 105th Birthday BUSHNELL PARK CAROUSEL

Happy 105th Birthday BUSHNELL PARK CAROUSEL »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

A citywide celebration of the 105th birthday of the historic Bushnell Park Carousel is scheduled for Saturday, August 24, 2019. The event is planned to begin... more

Paddleboarding on Coastal Connecticut

Paddleboarding on Coastal Connecticut »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Stand up paddle surfing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is an offshoot of surfing that originated in Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider... more

Cruising the Beach

Cruising the Beach »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

On a sunny summer day at the beach, nothing beats riding down coastal roads on a beach cruiser bicycle. Catch the cooling beach breeze in your hair as you ride... more

Shoreline ArtsTrail: Discover Local Treasures

Shoreline ArtsTrail: Discover Local Treasures »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

The Shoreline ArtsTrail was started in 2001 by a small group of shoreline artists. Their intent was to create an annual open studios event to allow local... more

Sowing the Seeds of Recovery

Sowing the Seeds of Recovery »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Located in Canaan, CT, the Mountainside farm boasts a colorful pollinator garden, where clients at Mountainside Treatment Center can experience the healing... more

Mentoring Kids At A Shoreline Landmark

Mentoring Kids At A Shoreline Landmark »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

When Coastal Connecticut Magazine met with Valerie Wiel Wilkins at the Stony Creek Market, she asked if she could be excused for a moment, saying “I just... more

How do you Tiki in Connecticut?

How do you Tiki in Connecticut? »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Does the idea of sipping on a cocktail at a tiki bar with water views sound like a slice of summer paradise? You don’t have to fly all the way to an exotic... more

Madison Historical Society’s Tour of Remarkable Homes

Madison Historical Society’s Tour of Remarkable Homes »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

The Madison Historical Society will host its seventh annual Tour of Remarkable Homes on Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 11 am to 4 pm. The self-guided tour will... more

Grow Your Own Butterfly Garden

Grow Your Own Butterfly Garden »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Butterflies and flowers were made for each other, and there are certain flowers that butterflies absolutely love to be around. As a French poet once pointed... more

Make a Difference, One Straw at a Time

Make a Difference, One Straw at a Time »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Not using and not distributing plastic straws may seem like a small gesture, but it has major environmental impact. Reducing plastic straws use is a... more

Nautical Roots of America’s Iconic Style

Nautical Roots of America’s Iconic Style »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Streamlining in design refers to a style applied to manufactured objects in the 1930s and 40s. Designers and manufacturers were eager to increase... more

Dryocopus Pileatus

Dryocopus Pileatus »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Connecticut is home to 7 species of woodpeckers that live in forests, woodlands, orchards, residential areas, and city parks throughout the state. An... more