Town of Old Lyme

Old Lyme is famous for a flourishing artists' community, centered on the emerging "American Impressionism" movement in the early 1900s. Much of this past-and-present connection is evident in the central village on Lyme Street. Several private galleries and public buildings also celebrate this heritage, which is very much part of the life of the town and its many practicing artists today. A series of beach communities along Long Island Sound have attracted seasonal residents and visitors for a century. There are numerouse trails lace open-space area of the town and hikers and birders are welcome.