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Knowles Landing Guidebook

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Knowles Landing Guidebook

Food Scene
A landmark Diner and destination for many with its creative breakfast specials, fresh coffee and baked goods – get there before 8:30am on weekends or stand in line and make some new friends
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O'Rourke's Diner
728 North Main Street
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A landmark Diner and destination for many with its creative breakfast specials, fresh coffee and baked goods – get there before 8:30am on weekends or stand in line and make some new friends
Whether you want to kayak to this riverfront casual dining with a Caribbean flair (BYOB) or drive, it's definitely a must for a relaxing lunch or dinner on the water
Blue Oar
16 Snyder Road
Whether you want to kayak to this riverfront casual dining with a Caribbean flair (BYOB) or drive, it's definitely a must for a relaxing lunch or dinner on the water
Incredible French food! The chef is French and passionate about his guests enjoying his cuisine. A bit pricey, but worth it. Just a few miles up RT66E.
Ratatouille Bistro & Crêperie
26 East High Street
Incredible French food! The chef is French and passionate about his guests enjoying his cuisine. A bit pricey, but worth it. Just a few miles up RT66E.
If you like sushi - Hachi is for you. Lovely ambiance and some of the best sushi I've ever had.
Hachi
320 Main Street
If you like sushi - Hachi is for you. Lovely ambiance and some of the best sushi I've ever had.
Arts & Culture
Check out Wesleyan University's calendar of Arts and Culture events (http://events.wesleyan.edu/) for music, art, exhibitions and dance
Judd Hall
45 Wyllys Ave
Check out Wesleyan University's calendar of Arts and Culture events (http://events.wesleyan.edu/) for music, art, exhibitions and dance
Renowned for national musical productions, you won't be disappointed with the show or the theatre located on the CT River
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Goodspeed Musicals
6 Main Street
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Renowned for national musical productions, you won't be disappointed with the show or the theatre located on the CT River
This non-profit theater company produces relevant and entertaining contemporary plays for a broad, diverse audience. Check out the upcoming calendar and enjoy some of the great nearby restaurants
TheaterWorks
233 Pearl Street
This non-profit theater company produces relevant and entertaining contemporary plays for a broad, diverse audience. Check out the upcoming calendar and enjoy some of the great nearby restaurants
The CT Science Center is fun for the whole family with many interactive exhibits. Highly recommend!
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Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Boulevard
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The CT Science Center is fun for the whole family with many interactive exhibits. Highly recommend!
This museum is easy to stroll through with unique paintings and exhibits.
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New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
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This museum is easy to stroll through with unique paintings and exhibits.
Everything Else
18-hole public golf course less than 10 miles away is know to be challenging and good for players of all levels
Portland Golf Course
169 Bartlett St
18-hole public golf course less than 10 miles away is know to be challenging and good for players of all levels
Unforgettable close encounter opportunities with beluga whales, rays and penguins plus the exciting main gallery of fish, sharks, coral reefs and jellies...call ahead to book encounters
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Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard
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Unforgettable close encounter opportunities with beluga whales, rays and penguins plus the exciting main gallery of fish, sharks, coral reefs and jellies...call ahead to book encounters
Besides the 5,500 slot machines, 300 table games and 42 poker tables, the Casino also offers great entertainment and shopping
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Mohegan Sun
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
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Besides the 5,500 slot machines, 300 table games and 42 poker tables, the Casino also offers great entertainment and shopping
This kid-friendly library just up the road at the corner of Knowles Road and RT151 offers a diverse collection of books, CDs, historic resources and a lovely space to settle in and read
Middle Haddam Public Library
2 Knowles Road
This kid-friendly library just up the road at the corner of Knowles Road and RT151 offers a diverse collection of books, CDs, historic resources and a lovely space to settle in and read
Sightseeing
The new Visitor's Center and guided tour will give you a wonderful insight into William Gilette's inspiring life as playwright, actor and inventor; also great hiking trails overlooking the CT River
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Gillette Castle State Park
67 River Road
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The new Visitor's Center and guided tour will give you a wonderful insight into William Gilette's inspiring life as playwright, actor and inventor; also great hiking trails overlooking the CT River
This outdoor history museum and re-created 19th century seafaring village covers 19 acres and more than 40 historic buildings. Of special note is the restoration of the 1841 Charles W. Morgan.
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Mystic Seaport Museum
75 Greenmanville Avenue
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This outdoor history museum and re-created 19th century seafaring village covers 19 acres and more than 40 historic buildings. Of special note is the restoration of the 1841 Charles W. Morgan.
Fun for families and a very popular destination!
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
36 Main St
Fun for families and a very popular destination!
Looking for a river cruise? Check out RiverQuest in East Haddam.
RiverQuest
14 Little Meadow Rd
Looking for a river cruise? Check out RiverQuest in East Haddam.
You'll see Lady Katherine cruising by Knowles Landing, often with jazz tunes and twinkling lights at night. Check out their theme venues!
Lady Katharine Cruises
26 Channelside Dr
You'll see Lady Katherine cruising by Knowles Landing, often with jazz tunes and twinkling lights at night. Check out their theme venues!
Hiking
This 40-mile trail is a favorite destination in the Northeast. Easy flat paths for hiking, running and bicycling - there's a bike rental shop in East Hampton.
Air Line State Park Trail - East Hampton
69 Smith St
This 40-mile trail is a favorite destination in the Northeast. Easy flat paths for hiking, running and bicycling - there's a bike rental shop in East Hampton.
Just a few miles from Knowles Landing, Hurd State Park is bordered by the Connecticut River with some gorgeous lookout points. There's a laminated trail map in the blue notebooks in the kitchen. Great for birding too!
Hurd State Park Parking
77 Middle Haddam Road
Just a few miles from Knowles Landing, Hurd State Park is bordered by the Connecticut River with some gorgeous lookout points. There's a laminated trail map in the blue notebooks in the kitchen. Great for birding too!