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 Evening Sunset Cruises Aboard the RiverQuest

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 6:30pm


08/24 - Early October


Tree Swallow phenomenon: Late August into October, tens of thousands of birds congregate in the lower Connecticut River Valley on their migration route south. One flock of birds, primarily comprised of tree swallows, come each evening to an island to roost. It is speculated that these birds fly in from as far as 50 miles away. As many as half a million may come in at dusk where they converge just before sunset over the island, often creating a spectacular "ballet” in the sky and eventually forming a "funnel” or "rain". Then, just after sunset, they settle down into a communal roost in the phragmites (a type of reed) for the night. We will educate you on this phenomenon, answer questions and point out other wildlife we may see. Bring a picnic basket, your favorite beverage and your binoculars (we have a limited supply on board to loan for the cruise) and enjoy the evening as we wait for the Tree Swallow spectacle. Reservations required. $40/passenger. 860-662-0577


The CT River Museum

     Visit this National Historic Landmark, an old steamboat warehouse & learn about the interesting history of the CT River & Its people!

Thursdays on the Dock with Uncle John’s Band Enjoy music and cocktails while overlooking scenic Essex Harbor. Fun every Thursday evening from July 10 – August 28th.  The Museum’s main floor galleries and gift shop will be open for a bit of waterfront history.  Reduced admission of $5.  Cash bar and light snacks. Each week features different Connecticut musicians.

Henry Whitfield State Museum
Now celebrating It's 375 year! Visit & tour Connecticut's oldest house & New England's oldest stone house!
248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT 
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