Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Day in Guilford

Welcome to the first in our new series, A Day In ________, where one of our Nutmeg Collective members takes us on a tour of their hometown and gives us the scoop on the must-see local spots.

Cory Hunter of Kingfisher Lane calls Guilford home- a town she used to only spend summers in, looking for sea glass on the beaches.  She now incorporates sea glass into one-of-a-kind jewelry, which she offers in her Etsy shop.  Cory's taking us through town which is full of history and food!

The Henry Whitfield house, located at 248 Old Whitfield Street, is the oldest house in Connecticut and the oldest stone house in New England, having been built in 1639.  Now a museum with a visitor center, educational center, and gift shop, Cory says the grounds are lovely and are perfect for a picnic.  See more on Facebook or on the CT Culture & Tourism website.

The Guilford Lobster Pound is located on Guilford Harbor with views of Faulkner Island, Grass Island, and protected salt marsh, and offers the freshest lobsters in town.  Take them home, or stay and enjoy a lobster roll or some clam chowder on the deck.  They are also the site for Grass Island cruises, a one-hour scenic shore and river cruise.  Cruises depart from Pound's dock from mid-May to mid-October.  Located at 505A Whitfield Street.

Shoreline Segways is a unique way to tour the town.  Starting at 260 River Street, the Segway tour will take you through the historic district, past the Agricultural  Fair Grounds, down to the Marina on Long Island Sound.  Beginners are welcome- each tour comes with a practice session.  For riders 16 years of age and older (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

The Guilford Art Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support arts in the community.  There are programs, classes, and exhibitions throughout the year, and they run the Guilford Crafts Expo in the summer, and event bringing fine arts and crafts to the Guilford Green.  You can even have a birthday party there!  Located at 411 Church Street.

Bishop's Orchards, located at 1355 Boston Post Road, has been serving up fresh produce since 1871.  This farmer's market is open year-round with a first-rate cheese section, fresh meats, pies, wine (and wine-tastings!), their own apple cider, grab-and-go sandwiches and cookies, on top of all those seasonal fresh fruits and veggies.  A must-stop spot.

Once the snow has melted, make sure to take a trip to Guilford and check out all these amazing places- right here in our own state!

Written by Kristen of Milo and Molly.  Kristen runs her business while staying at home with her two small children. Fueled by an endless supply of tea, she sews late into the night when the house is quiet, most often accompanied by her faithful poodle, Casey.


  1. Thank you for featuring Guilford. It is a town that is full of history, and very art friendly, too. The Arts Festival in mid July on the green is a wonderful assemblage of crafters and artists. (juried). Sponsored by the Guilford Arts Center

  2. What a fun post! Thanks for sharing!


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