Frequently Asked Questions in Connecticut

Events

When are fireworks and where are they located?

  • Annually during Sailfest, New London, CT (details)
  • Ocean Beach Park in New London has fireworks a couple times per year (details)
  • Connecticut Tigers hold fireworks each Friday after their home games June through August.
  • East Lyme has fireworks in July, check CelebrateEastLyme.com for details.
  • Mohegan Sun hosts fireworks twice each year, check Mohegan Sun’s calendar for details.

When and where are local events and entertainment?

Websites with Current Events and Entertainment

Movie Theaters:

  • Regal Waterford, 123 Cross Road, Waterford, (860) 443-1650
  • Groton Cinema, 925 Poquonnock Road, Groton, (860) 445-7760
  • Mystic Village Cinema, 27 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, (860) 536-4227
  • Mystic Independent Theater, 107 Wilcox Road, Stonington, (860) 536-9524
  • Lisbon Landing Cinema 12, 162 River Road, Lisbon, (860) 376-3000
  • Marquee Cinemas, 314 Flat Rock Place, Westbrook, (860) 399-9789
  • Mansfield Drive-In, 228 Stafford Road, Mansfield Center, (860) 423-4441
  • Regal Cinemas Stonington, 85 Voluntown Rd, Pawcatuck, (844) 462-7342
  • [Annual Film Festival] Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, (860) 444-7373

Bars and Pubs:

Transportation

What transportation is available?

How to get to Eastern Connecticut.

How to Get to Eastern Connecticut By:

Get around Eastern Connecticut by Taxi:

  • Curtin Transportation, (860) 443-1655
  • Norwich Taxi, 192 Route 32, N. Franklin, (860) 642-1999
  • Red & White Taxi, 158 Montauk Avenue, New London, (860) 443-2255
  • Port City Taxi, 203 Colman Street, New London, (860) 444-9222
  • Rose City Taxi, 99 Woodland Drive, Uncasville, (860) 464-9999
  • Uber, regional, (203) 429-4620
  • Yellow Cab Co., 176 Cross Road, Waterford, (860) 443-4321

How do I get to Foxwoods?

Directions to Foxwoods

How do I get to Mohegan sun?

Directions to Mohegan Sun

How do I get to the Mystic Aquarium?

Directions to Mystic Aquarium

How do I get to the Mystic Seaport?

Directions to Mystic Seaport

How do I get to the Cross Sound Ferry?

Directions to Cross Sound Ferry

Licensing

Where do I go to get boating, dog, marriage, fishing or hunting license?

Your local town hall.

Where do I go to get a drivers license?

The Department of Motor Vehicles. Here is a list of Connecticut DMV locations.

Statistics

Business

What do I do to file a complaint about a business?

Contact the Better Business Bureau at (203) 269-2700

Where can you get business advice or information on starting a business?

Visit the SCORE website and make a free appointment.
Visit the Connecticut Small Business Development Center website.

Food

Where are there Wineries?

Where are there farmer’s markets/PYO?

  • Fiddleheads Food Coop
    Hosts a farmer’s market each and every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    13 Broad St., New London, CT
  • Allyn’s Red Barn – (860) 464-7245
    PYO Apples, and pre-picked produce.
    610 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT 06339
  • Avery’s Tree Farm – (860) 642-6844
    PYO red raspberries.
    28 Ward Lane, North Franklin, CT 06254
  • Holmberg Orchards– (860) 464-7305
    Pumpkins, fruit, vegetables, flowers.
    12 Orchard Drive, Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT 06335.
  • Scott’s Yankee Farmer – (860) 739-5209
    Strawberries, Raspberries, Apples, Blueberries, Pumpkins, Peaches and Raspberries.
    436 Boston Post Road (Route 1), East Lyme, CT 06333

Farmers Markets

Stay

What are some Hotels near the Mohegan Sun Casino?

  • Mohegan Sun Hotel
  • Hyatt Place at Mohegan Sun – (860) 383-1234
    2049 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT
  • Microtel Inn & Suites – (860) 367-0880
    1954 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT
  • Holiday Inn Norwich – (860) 889-5201
    10 Laura Boulevard, Norwich, CT
  • The Spa at Norwich Inn – (860) 425-3500
    607 West Thames Street, Norwich, CT

What are some Hotels near the Foxwoods Casino?

  • Foxwoods Hotels
  • Great Cedar Hotel – (860) 312-3000
    39 Norwich-Westerly Road, Ledyard, CT
  • Two Trees Inn – (860) 312-3000
    240 Indiantown Road, Ledyard, CT
  • Hilltop Inn and Suites – (860) 535-0500
    373 Norwich-Westerly Road, North Stonington, CT
  • Bellissimo Grande – (860) 535-9924
    411 Norwich – Westerly Rd, North Stonington, CT

Where are Waterfront Hotels?

  • Whaler’s Inn – (860) 536-1506
    20 West Main Street, Mystic, CT
  • Inn at Mystic – (860) 536-9604
    3 Williams Ave, Mystic, CT

Where are some Hotels/campgrounds that allow pets?

  • Salt Rock Campground
    Baltic, CT (2 pets)
  • American Legion State Forest
    Barkhamsted (1 pet)
  • Lone Oak Campsites
    East Canaan, Connecticut (Pets are allowed with restrictions)
  • Wilderness Lake
    150 Village Hill Road, (Pets are allowed with restrictions)
  • Hilton Mystic
    20 Coogan Boulevard Mystic, CT
  • Comfort Inn Mystic
    48 Whitehall Avenue, Mystic, CT
  • Residence Inn Mystic Groton
    40 Whitehall Avenue, Mystic, CT
  • Pet-friendly places
  • Search for more pet hotels

Where are the Campgrounds in the area?

  • Aces High R.V. Park – (877) 785-8478
    301 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme, CT 06333
  • Seaport Campground – (888) 886-2477
    45 Campground Rd, Mystic, CT
  • Rocky Neck State Park – (860) 739-5471
    244 West Main Street, Niantic, CT
  • Mystic KOA – (860)599-5101
    118 Pendleton Hill Road North Stonington, CT 06359
  • Strawberry Park – (860) 886-1944
    42 Pierce Rd., Preston, CT
  • Hidden Acres Family Campground – (860) 887-9633
    47 River Rd., Preston, CT

Places

Where are the area beaches of eastern Connecticut?

  • Ocean Beach Park – (860) 447-3031
    1225 Ocean Avenue, New London, CT 06320
  • Rocky Neck State Park – (860) 739-5471
    244 West Main Street, (Route 156), East Lyme, CT
  • Esker Point Beach
    Groton, CT 06340
  • Harkness Memorial State Park – (860) 443-5725
    275 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT
  • Waterford Beach – (860) 437-4385
    317 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT
  • Bluff Point State Park
    Depot Rd, Groton, CT
  • Eastern Point Beach – (860) 445-7495
    1 Beach Pond Road, Groton, CT
  • McCook Beach & Park
    Niantic, CT 06357
  • Pleasure Beach
    Waterford, CT 06385
  • Williams Beach Park (860) 536-3575
    Mystic, CT 06355

Where are some local parks? (CT.gov/DEP)

  • Stoddard Hill State Park
    Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT
  • Bluff Point State Park
    Depot Road, off US Route 1, Groton, CT 06340
  • Leary Park
    Waterford, CT 06385
  • Stenger Farm Park
    Waterford, CT 06385
  • Bates Woods Park
    New London, CT 06320
  • Toby May Park
    Ocean Avenue, New London, CT 06320
  • Mohegan Park
    Norwich, CT 06360

Where are the state parks? (CT.gov/DEP)

  • Harkness Memorial State Park; Waterford
  • Fort Trumbull State Park; New London
  • Fort Griswold State Park; Groton
  • Haley Farm State Park; Groton
  • Stoddard Hill State Park; Ledyard
  • Nehantic State Forest; East Lyme
  • Hopeville State Park; Route 201, Griswold

Where are some scenic drives in the fall?

  • Connecticut’s Impressionist Art Trail, Greenwich to New London
  • New London CT Scenic Drive, Connecticut State Route 169
  • More Scenic Drives

Where are kayak rentals?

  • Black Hall Marina – (860) 434-9680
    Old Lyme, CT
  • Sailing Specialties – (860) 536-4974
    70 Essex St Mystic, CT 06355
  • Shaffers Boat Livery – (860) 536-8713
    106 Masons Island Rd Mystic, CT 06355
  • Mystic River Kayak rentals – (860)245-0588
  • Riverdog Kayak Rentals – (860) 333-3198

Where are bike rentals?

  • Mystic Cycle Center – (860) 572-7433
    25 Stonington Road (Rt. 1) Mystic, CT 06355
  • Niantic Bay Bicycles – (860) 691-0757
    8 Methodist St, Ste 1, Niantic, CT 06357

Where are there family and kid friendly activities?

  • Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration – (860) 572-5955
    55 Coogan Boulevard Mystic, CT
  • Mystic Seaport – (860) 572-5315
    75 Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT 06355
  • Ocean Beach Park – (860) 447-3031
    1225 Ocean Avenue New London, CT 06320
  • The Dinosaur Place – (860) 443-4367
    1650 Route 85 Montville, CT 06370
  • Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut – (860) 691-1111
    409 Main Street Niantic, CT 06357

Where are there orchards around the area?

  • Holmberg Orchards
    12 Orchard Lane, Gales Ferry, CT 06335
  • Old Orchard Farm – (860) 739-4779
    22A Scott Road, East Lyme, CT 06333

Where are Colleges and Universities in Connecticut?

  • Central Connecticut State University; New Britain
  • Connecticut College; New London
  • Eastern Connecticut State University; Willimantic
  • Mitchell College; New London
  • Sacred Heart University; Fairfield
  • Three Rivers Community College; Norwich
  • United States Coast Guard Academy; New London
  • University of Connecticut, Avery Point; Groton
  • University of Connecticut; Storrs
  • University of New Haven; West Haven
  • University of New Haven: Southeastern Campus; New London
  • Western Connecticut State University; Danbury