Stonington, CT Restaurants, Restaurant Menus & Dining
Stonington, the last town on the shoreline before Rhode Island and placed directly north of the eastern tip of Long Island, is the only town in Connecticut receiving fresh breezes directly from the Atlantic Ocean. These breezes give a Mediterranean clarity to the light that illuminates the eighteenth and nineteenth century houses that line its streets. Just walk down to the docks on Stonington borough’s west side and you can see the boats and fishermen “downloading” the day’s catch, mending nets, or getting their boats ready to put out to sea. Stonington’s sea going heritage is celebrated in the Blessing of the Fleet which will takes place at the end of July. The Old Lighthouse Museum in the original Stonington lighthouse also pays tribute to seafarers. With a view of both Fisher’s and Block Island, best seen from the top of the lighthouse tower itself, its exhibits depict the lives of Stonington's fishermen and other trades people. Stonington is a place to enjoy at a leisurely restful pace. The streets are dotted with antique, gift and jewelry shops as well as arts and crafts galleries. A peak into one of the tiny “Pocket Gardens” alongside various houses and filled with gracefully matched flowers is an experience in itself. Walking the streets alone in the early morning, twilight or evening is particularly magical. The silence of a peaceful evening hike after a snowfall seems to combine all that is mystical about this little spit of land that has housed people with such dignity for so many years.
|Noah's Restaurant||113 Water St.||Stonington, CT||860-535-3925|