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Best things to do in Jupiter Point

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Italian Restaurant
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“Amazing spot for fresh made pasta along the Thames river in Groton. You may wait for a table at times, but I promise it will be well worth it. ”
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Restaurant
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“Counter-serve seafood restaurant known for its lobster rolls & water views. You’ll love their steamers, stuffed clams, clam chowder — acclaimed the best of its kind by food writers and reporters worldwide. Clams and oysters on the half shell, mussels, shrimp, crab, corn on the cob and the great New England seafood feast, are all mouth watering and prepared fresh. Abbott’s offers a full line of soft drinks, but does not serve alcoholic beverages. Feel free to bring your own wine or beer.”
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Park
“Haley Farm is a Connecticut State Park preserving Colonial-era farmland. Many dog walkers and bikers here…and a great place for both. Wide open trails (wheelchair accessible) with a stretch right along Palmer Cove.”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“Cozy lobster–centric seafood shack with indoor and outdoor seating, water views & a laid-back vibe. BYOB. The Lobster Bomb (famous!) is reason enough to visit Ford's, but factor in the salty shoreline setting and this might just be the most perfect meal you ever ate. The Noank House tip - Ford's does not take reservations...and the wait can often be up to 2 hours in the Summer months. But you can go there before you are ready to eat and put in your name. Then head back to The Noank House, enjoy cocktails on the upper deck while you wait for your text. Once they text you, you have 15 minutes to arrive for your table!”
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Museum
“Tour the USS Nautilus, in Groton, the submarine capital of the world. Visit the memorial park and go inside the submarine for an up close look at this amazing ship. ”
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Beach
“Unless there is an event, free parking and sandy beach access, shaded grassy picnic area with grills and tables, swimming. Bath house with bathrooms and rinse area. No lifeguard on duty. Recommend water shoes for swimming as there are small rocks not just sand.”
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Cafe
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“Great local coffee shop, outdoor deck in summer, try the famous "love salad" ”
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Art Gallery
“At the heart of the local blossoming art movement, this gallery is a great place to begin gallery hopping. Friendly and helpful staff will let you know what local shows are happening. The adjacent Art Park also hosts movie nights, music, theatre and more!”
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Campground
“it has a great hiking trail with scenic spots, small beach and is dog friendly”
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Park
“One of my favorite places to run. It has the most beautiful cliff at the point overlooking the ocean. You can watch all the sailboats going by and if you're lucky the High Speed Ferry or a Submarine.”
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Museum
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Wings Joint
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“Informal bar & grill offering 20+ chicken wing flavors, plus craft beers, billiards & live music. ”
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Park
“A historical landmark you can walk around the battlefield, explore the mueseum, have a picnic, or climb to the top of the monument and enjoys the best views of the town. The cost is free. ”
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Boat or Ferry
“Spend a day over on Block Island, taking the High Speed Ferry from New London. www.goblockisland.com”
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Point of Interest
“Mystic Market is a gourmet marketplace offering fresh ingredients and local Connecticut flavors. Since 1993, neighbors, boaters and folks in the area have relied on Mystic Market West for their daily dose of fresh coffee, satisfying meals and easy camaraderie. Homey and warm, the store offers groceries to make fabulous meals at home, as well as market-made meals to go.”
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Restaurant
“I think Im remembering correctly that they have over 100 beers and ciders on tap. Im not sure how many exactly but its a LONG wall of taps! They have a good basic food menu of burgers and salads - no complaints but nothing spectacular to write about. Lots of seating options for different sized groups including lounge furniture.”
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