The most beautiful time of the year on the Connecticut Shoreline is drawing quickly upon us… leaf peeping season! Some of the best views in the state can be seen via boat. Here is your crash course in finding the best spots this fall.
The Connecticut River is never one to disappoint. Instead of taking a scenic drive this year, organize a boat trip up the river to see the leaves from a completely new perspective. Everything discussed below can be viewed from the river.
If you are looking for a boat-friendly town to stop in to, Essex is always a showstopper. From here you can hop on the Essex Steam Train or you can stop at the Connecticut River Museum before you venture on.
On your way up the river, be sure to keep an eye out for Gillette Castle. Going upstream, you will be able to see the castle on your right at the top of a hill. This is also a wonderful spot to drive to as you have a panoramic lookout over the river.
There is also the famous Goodspeed Opera House to keep an eye out for. In its history, this theater has produced over 250 musicals. For those of you who have not seen it first hand, it is a beautiful white building that butts right up to the Connecticut River.
For lunch you can stop by a local favorite, The Blue Oar. Here you can dock your boat and eat right beside the water with endless views. For those of you meat-lovers, their hamburgers are hard to beat!
CareFree Boat Club is here for all of your boating desires. Imagine taking this cruise and not having to worry about cleaning or maintaining your boat afterwards… or ever! You will never have to worry about refueling your boat, storing your boat, insuring, hauling, or repairing your boat. We take care of all of that for you! Instead of buying one boat you have access to all of ours as well as over 60 clubs nationwide.
Our marina was recently voted as the #1 Best Marina on the CT Shoreline. As a Member, you not only gain access to our fleet of boats but to Cedar Island Marina amenities as well. On the days you take a boat, you can go relax by the pool or soak in their hot tub.
It’s not too late in the season to think about joining. In fact, now is the best time to join so you can lock in to our 2018 pricing for the full 2019 season. Call 1-866-826-2846 today or email [email protected] more information or to schedule a tour!
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