On a warm but windy day in May, four of us went down to where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound to spend some time at what was the home of the late Katharine Hepburn, the iconic actress who called Old Saybrook her paradise.
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What a home it is! I mentioned to you before, my husband worked with the builder on the project when the home was sold and renovated. I got to see inside, mostly after it had been gutted…but it was magnificent for sure!! The stories he (my husband) told me each day got me so excited…I begged for a tour. Wish I had known you were in OS….I would have come to say “hi”…..Just one more thing…I have truly enjoyed your blog (although I don’t always comment) and appreciate what you are doing for the state by sharing and bringing to our attention all of its treasures. I love my CT…..born and raised here…and will never leave!
Thank you so much for reading and checking in here. I am hoping it will make a difference for folks as they REALLY take a good look and who lives here and what people are doing.
These photos are lovely. I just love driving down to Saybrook Point and strolling along the marina, stopping by Jack’s for a dog and even a round of mini golf. Brings back a simpler time.
Valerie, the Fenwick section of Old Saybrook is a gem in its own right. There is so much history there, and you’re right go to play around a golf there, which anyone can do, makes for a perfect summer afternoon.
Yesterday my husband & I walked the causeway, looped around the golf course through Fenwick and back to the point marina. It was glorious! We are trying to rediscover the beauty of our state. Hiked up to Gillette Castle on Saturday from the CT riverbank too! We are lucky to live here!
Valerie, that sounds like a glorious day, good for you!
Just curious how accessible that area is. I have seen the entrance just south of the causeway but never walked back in there.
Fenwick is part of Old Saybrook, so it is indeed accessible. Drive very slowly when you go there are speed limit restrictions.
This is Jack from Enterprise and my wife and I enjoyed reading your blog. We have lived in Madison for over 35 years and now have some great new ideas for exploring our own area. Thanks!
Jack, thanks for writing in and reading the blog. I’m having a ball doing this.
I just happened upon your site today. I live in California, but my son, daughter-in-law and grandson live in Orange, CT. I have visited the Old Saybrook area many times over the years, and enjoy it so much each time I visit.
I am taking a friend from Prescott, AZ to visit to east coast in May of this year, and one of our stops will certainly be Old Saybrook.
Thank you so much for sharing. I would love to have gone with you. I was there two years ago and tried to walk by but was so afraid residents might be annoyed by my daughter and I that we stopped short of her home. I would love to come back and maybe attend the “old Kate” and wander around a bit.
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