DAY TRIP TO ESSEX AND OLD SAYBROOK

DAY TRIP TO ESSEX AND OLD SAYBROOK

Over the weekend we drove a little over an hour from our house up to Old Saybrook and then Essex to meander along the Connecticut coastline and let the boys run around while we took in all the beautiful architecture and landscaping these towns are known for. We walked an easy loop with the stroller through the historic Fenwick neighborhood (where Katharine Hepburn once spent her summers) and then headed Fresh Salt at the Saybrook Point Resort for a kid-friendly lunch on the water.

After lunch we drove about fifteen minutes from Old Saybrook to Essex for ice cream at Sweet P’s and iced coffee at the Essex Coffee & Tea Company, which we enjoyed at Essex Park, another dreamy spot with a gazebo and a rolling lawn overlooking the water where I could have happily camped out all day if it weren’t for two increasingly sleepy toddlers. Will and I have loved doing these mini weekend adventures to get out of the house with the boys without having to block off the entire weekend — you can see some other CT spots we’ve explored recently here, here, and here!

walk through fenwick old say brook ct

Day Trip to Essex and Old Saybrook

Family at fresh salt old saybrook ct

essex ct in june

essex coffee & tea company ct

poolside isola tote white | Day Trip to Essex and Old Saybrook

essex park in june ct | Day Trip to Essex and Old Saybrook

essex ct in summer

woman wearing amazon striped t-shirt and poolside isola tote in white

Amazon striped t-shirt ($15 and so soft!)  //  Celine sunglasses (similar)

Poolside straw tote  //  DL1961 maternity jeans  //  Tretorn sneakers

Uppababy Vista stroller (full review here)

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  1. Thank you for sharing! I grew up in Old Saybrook so I love seeing these photos and hearing of the memories you’re making as a family! I would defiantly recommend adding Mystic and Stonington to your list of day trips if you haven’t already!

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  3. This looks wonderful! May I ask where you park when doing the walk around Fenwick? We’ve never been before!