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Located in Dauntless Shipyard in Essex, Connecticut, Dockside Seafood & Grill specializes in showcasing the bounty of the sea and the produce of the season. The menu is meticulously composed from the highest quality ingredients and features an array of selections–from fried clams, oysters, soft shell crab, and scallops to honey lemon salmon, swordfish steak, and orecchiette with lobster. Guests can dine in indoor or outdoor dining areas and enjoy expansive views of the harbor.
This incredible preserve is known for its scenic trail that winds through an enchanting forest and ends on the precipice of a stunning overlook. Considered to contain one of the most biologically significant tidal wetlands of the Lower Connecticut River, the Selden Creek Preserve is home to an expansive number of bird species, including the bald eagle. During the spring, vernal pools near the trail provide important habitats for salamanders and amphibians. Visitors to the preserve are welcome to take part in hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, nature study, and cross-country skiing.
Witnessing the annual migration of tree swallows in Connecticut is a truly unforgettable experience. From late August to late October, clouds of hundreds of thousands of birds can be seen funneling in tornado-like patterns across the sky, skimming ponds and lakes for food and swirling in dramatic choreographed displays. The best way to view the swallows is from watercraft during the early morning hours or at dusk. Various guided tours are available for those who want to learn more about these incredible birds and their migratory patterns.