Essex is on the
Connecticut River with an excellent harbor for boaters from Long
Island Sound. The town has beautiful landscapes, majestic trees
and gardens, interesting architecture, from the factory homes of
Ivoryton, with Federals, Victorians, capes and historic churches,
and a town hall that was built in 1892. The epitome of a quaint
New England town, Essex also features first rate marinas, a
maritime museum and clusters of shops.
Area attractions include
the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Ride, The Pratt House
Museum, Ivoryton Playhouse, and Gillette Castle.