Beaches and State Parks
Visit Stunning Beaches, Beautiful State Parks And Peaceful Nature Centers In Mystic Connecticut
Newly built in 2005, the Niantic boardwalk is within walking distance of the Harbor Hill Inn and offers 1.1 miles of breathtaking views overlooking Niantic Bay and Long Island Sound.
McCook Point Beach & Park, Niantic, CT
Located right here in Niantic. Your beach passes to this great destination are available at the Inn at Harbor Hill. (Passes are for guests of the Inn only).
Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford 860-443-5725
Formerly a private summer estate, the formal gardens, picnic areas and beach for combing and fishing make for an interesting walking tour and picnic. No swimming.
Ocean Beach Park, New London, CT 800-510-SAND
Saltwater and pool swimming, water slide, nature trail, carousel, children's rides, playground, mini golf, and concessions... what fun!
Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme, CT 860-739-5471
The large stone pavilion, diverse trail systems, and gently sloping beach make this park ideal for families. Only a 5-minute drive from our Inn at Harbor Hill!
Gillette Castle State Park East Haddam, CT 860-526-2336
This authentic Fieldstone castle was once home to legendary stage actor, William Gillette. Elegantly situated on 184 acres with hiking trails and picnic areas overlooking the Connecticut River.
Devil's Hopyard State Park, East Haddam, CT
Enjoy 860 acres of hiking trails, fishing streams, picnic spots and then visit the 60 foot Chapman waterfall.
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic, CT
Natural history exhibits, live animals, birding, eight miles of hiking trails and a gift shop make up this 200-acre nature sanctuary.
Misquamicut Beach ~ Westerly, RI
Visit miles of beach, ocean and surf and enjoy beach side shops, restaurants and amusement rides.
UConn Avery Point Campus, Groton, CT 860-405-9000
The beautifully landscaped "point" overlooks the New London Ledge Lighthouse and Avery Point Lighthouse. Stroll the brick-lined memorial trail along the banks of Long Island Sound (LIS).
Watch Hill, RI
This seaside town boasts the oldest hand-painted Flying Horse Carousel in the country and is located near lovely beaches, restaurants and charming boutiques.