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Essex is a city in Connecticut River Valley.

Get in[edit]

CT Rt. 9 passes through Essex about 45 miles south of Hartford and about 5 miles north of I-95 exit 69 in Old Saybrook.

Get around[edit]


  • Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St. Essex, CT 06426 (Exit 3 off CT Rt. 9), +1 860-767-8269. Located on the waterfront, this museum explores the rich history of New England's largest river and offers environmental education programs geared for adults and children alike.


  • Connecticut River Expeditions, LLC, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426 (Exit 3 off CT Rt. 9), +1 860-662-0577. Located at the Connecticut River Museum and Steamboat Dock, CRE offers many cruises and boat rides on the lower Connecticut River. Of special interest are the eagle watch cruises in February and March. The wildlife is incredible!






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