North Stonington Connecticut is noted for its green pastures, rock walls, colonial homes and farmland. Wait a minute! Doesn't that sound like just about every other New England town? Yes and no! Each town and village has its own brand, its own unique look and feel. North Stonington is no exception.
North Stonington is the largest town in New London county with a land
area of 54.31 square miles, just ahead of Lebanon at 54.11. Charming
homesteads dot velvet green rolling landscapes, especially along scenic
Route 49. A leisurely drive in spring with its colorful blooms accents this pastoral setting. The Shunock River winds its way through North Stonington's
historic district, where graceful old homes add an air of elegance to
If you are an equestrian lover, North Stonington is the place to be. There are a number of stables and boarding facilities, many of them providing riding lessons and competitions. You'll find even more equine events to enjoy at the annual North Stonington Agricultural Fair. For four days in mid-July spectators fill the fairgrounds for fun, food and festivities. Some of the highlights include tractor and truck pulls, animal shows, a fair queen pageant, and oxen and horse pulls. And don't forget about the contests! Is your homemade spice cake with buttercream frosting better than Grandma's? Are your zesty pickles the hit of the family picnic? Be sure to enter your homespun creations for a chance at first prize!
Up for a game of golf? Check out the links at North Stonington's Lake of Isles, adjacent to Foxwoods Resort Casino. Here you'll find two championship golf courses within a wonderfully picturesque setting. Don't know a birdie from a bogey? Brush up on your game at Troon Golf Academy, offering instruction for beginners and pros alike. If sampling wine is more to your liking, Jonathan Edwards Winery offers local varietals from its 48 acres of vineyards. The former dairy farm accommodates visitors with daily tours and wine tastings, while its bucolic surroundings provide the perfect venue for weddings and other special events.