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Directions (winter)

Winter Wildlife Cruises February 8 – March 15, depart from Steamboat Dock at the Connecticut River Museum, Essex.

Connecticut River Museum
Steamboat Dock, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426

GPS Note: 67 Main Street will not bring you to the Museum. Use 90 Main Street or search by the name Connecticut River Museum.

From Interstate 91, take Exit 22 (CT Route 9 South). Take CT Route 9 South (26 miles) to Exit 3 (Essex) and follow signs to Connecticut River Museum and Essex Historic Waterfront. The Connecticut River Museum at Steamboat Dock is located at the foot of Main Street on the Connecticut River.

From Interstate 95, take Exit 69 (CT Route 9 North). Take CT Route 9 North to Exit 3 (Essex) and follow signs to Connecticut River Museum and Essex Historic Waterfront. The Connecticut River Museum at Steamboat Dock is located at the foot of Main Street on the Connecticut River.

ALL other cruises depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam.  

Eagle Landing State Park
14 Little Meadow Road, Haddam, CT

GPS Note: Use the street address and be sure your endpoint is just before the East Haddam Swing Bridge on Rt 82. (41°26’58.77″N 072°27’57.62″W.)

We are located directly across the river from the Goodspeed Opera House.

From Interstate 91, Take Route 9 south. Take Exit 7 off Route 9, merging onto Route 82 (exit ramp is 2.8 miles long). At the bottom of the exit, take a left. Take a right at the first light, onto Bridge Road/Route 82. Go about 0.4 mile and take a right just after the railroad tracks, before the East Haddam Swing Bridge into Eagle Landing State Park.

From Interstate 95, take Exit 69 (CT Route 9 North). Take CT Route 9 North to Exit 7 merging onto Route 82 (exit ramp is 2.8 miles long). At the bottom of the exit, take a left. Take a right at the first light, onto Bridge Road/Route 82. Go about 0.4 mile and take a right just after the railroad tracks, before the East Haddam Swing Bridge into Eagle Landing State Park.

By Train: The closest stop is Old Saybrook, CT. Old Saybrook is on the MetroNorth/Shoreline East (800-631-1643) and Amtrak (800-872-7245) routes. Taxi service from the station is available – see below.

Taxi: Essex Taxi Company (860-767-7433) services the Old Saybrook train station.

Car Rental: Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Old Saybrook services the Old Saybrook train station and can meet you at the train station with a car.

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