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 at our first Dinner Meeting of the year at the Hideaway Restaurant on Wednesday, Sept. 20. All members, prospective members (and other interested parties!) are welcome. Cocktails begin at 6pm, with three-course dinner at 7pm. There are three options for entrees and the cost is $25.00. Make your reservations as soon as possible because we are expecting a full house!
Our special guest speaker is Gregory Stroud, high-speed railroad route activist, Director of Special Projects at the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, and co-founder of SECoast. He will provide a short update on the favorable NEC Future Record of Decision regarding the proposed high-speed railroad track, what we’ve accomplished as a community over the last 16 months, and what’s left to be done in the years ahead.