Let us attract you with our river ferry boat, state forest, lakes, airport, nationally recognized theater, community theater, history museum, music series, library, and even a recycled house. Also listed are some other "not-to-be-missed" cultural and natural attractions in the magnificent lower Connecticut River Valley, all within a short and beautiful drive from town.
This 80-acre town-owned lake has a public beach on Route 148 with seasonal lifeguard coverage, picnic tables, grills, a pavilion and food concession. A second public beach and a state-owned boat launch are located at the northern end of the lake.
Charter flights, Lower Valley scenic passenger rides, Block Island shuttle services, flight instruction, and pilot supplies.
61 Winthrop Road
Three miles form Chester Center
The Meeting House Players
Professional quality theater in the intimate enviornment of the Chester Meeting House. Pursuing the theater arts with the talents and interests of individuals throughout Connecticut. Producing two plays each year. Community theater at its best!
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat's 2½-hour journey begins at the historic 1892 Essex Station for a 12-mile, narrated round-trip into the heart of the unspoiled Connecticut River Valley - designated "one of the last great places on earth" by the Nature Conservancy.
Birthplace of original productions
of Man of La Mancha, Shenandoah and Annie, and the first regional theatre to receive two Special
Tony Awards. Goodspeed produces America’s musical treasures to delight, inspire,
A picturesque alpaca farm where visitors can easily view and interact with these amazing animals. Family and kid friendly. Schedule a visit or come to one of our open farm days. Browse our farm store's selection of beautiful and warm alpaca clothing items.