The Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to our Lymes. Whether you are here for a season, a weekend or an afternoon you will find plenty to keep you busy.
Visit the Florence Griswold Museum, Lyme Art Association, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts or one of our local galleries for exhibitions of American impressionists and contemporary artists. Explore our shops to purchase necessities for yourself and treasures for yourself and others: handcrafts, collectibles, jewelry, chocolates and so much more. Dine at one of our award-winning restaurants. Pick up lunch or a snack and picnic by the river or on the beach. Spend the night at one of our famous inns.
Here you can meander down a quiet lane or launch your canoe or kayak and glide through the waters of our rivers and lakes. We may tell you to take a hike – but we’ll mean it literally, as we have trails and walking paths to suit even the littlest feet.
You may have read about us in mysteries written by David Handler (Dorset) or novels by summer resident Luanne Rice (Hubbard’s Point and Black Hall). If you have, it should come as no surprise that Presidents, Governors, and Senators are among those who have called us home. If you listen carefully when you walk our streets, you may hear the voices of the sea captains who once called our shores home. If you look closely, you’ll see what continues to draw world famous artists to our fields and riverbanks.
We invite you to visit us to make your own memories and discover for yourself what makes us special.
In the Spotlight
Join us Wednesday, July 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Black Hall Outfitters (BHO) on Rte. 156 in Old Lyme. Our host will be BHO owner and LOLCC Board Member Gene Chmiel, who will share highlights of his operation and discuss his ideas for working with other businesses in town. There will plenty of time for networking, along with news from the Chamber and delicious refreshments. [Read more]