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East Lyme, CT Town Information

The town consists primarily of two villages, Flanders and Niantic. It is common for the town of East Lyme to be erroneously called "Niantic", due to this side of town being the "beach" side which is popular with tourists and visitors in the summer months. Niantic's population doubles in the summer months for the beach season, and it has a much higher density than the more sparsely populated Flanders side of town, which is known for its apple orchards, the town's high school, and forest.
Sportfishing and marinas dominate the village's industry along with summer tourism and restaurant trade. Strong regional businesses include seafood restaurants and hotels/motels serving the town's beaches and the casinos at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. Rocky Neck State Park features camping, swimming and picnic areas along with numerous marinas and sportfishing companies.


The Niantic Bay Boardwalk is a popular place for tourists and locals to walk. When it was built it was one mile (1.6 km) long, spanning the length of Niantic Bay. Currently it is closed to public access in two places: At the eastern end due to the Amtrak building of a new railroad bridge across the mouth of the Niantic River, which involves changing the path of the railroad tracks leading up to the new bridge. The boardwalk will be rebuilt by Amtrak as part of the bridge construction program




Source: Wikipedia

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