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Town Dock, Essex
Town Dock, Essex
Essex Town Dock is located at the foot of Main Street, adjacent to the <a href= site.asp?siteid=83>Connecticut River Museum</a>.  The boat launch ramp provides access to the Connecticut River.  This is a perfect location for watching sailboats race inside Nott Island.  Parking is limited. To help you reach Essex Town Dock, some routes leading to this site are posted with the brown and white Long Island Sound Access sign Long Island Sound Access sign.

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 Location
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Essex, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to Exit 69, and travel onto Route 9 North. Proceed on Route 9 North for 3.4 miles. Take Exit 3, and at the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 154/Middlesex Turnpike/Saybrook Road and proceed an extremely short distance. Turn right onto West Avenue and continue for under 0.5 miles. Bear right onto Champlin Square/West Avenue and then bear slightly to the left while remaining on West Avenue. Then turn left onto South Main Street and continue straight. Next, bear right onto Essex Square, and then quickly bear right again onto Main Street. Proceed on Main Street to its terminus -- the Town Dock will be located straight ahead.
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From the West: Take I-95 North to Exit 69, and travel onto Route 9 North. Proceed on Route 9 North for 3.4 miles. Take Exit 3, and at the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 154/Middlesex Turnpike/Saybrook Road and proceed an extremely short distance. Turn right onto West Avenue and continue for under 0.5 miles. Bear right onto Champlin Square/West Avenue and then bear slightly to the left while remaining on West Avenue. Then turn left onto South Main Street and continue straight. Next, bear right onto Essex Square, and then quickly bear right again onto Main Street. Proceed on Main Street to its terminus -- the Town Dock will be located straight ahead.
 Parking
On street parking
 Accessibility
Parts of the site offering views of the water are wheelchair accessible. Some facilities/uses listed may not be fully accessible to the mobility-impaired.
 Site Contact Information
Website -Town of Essex
Address -Essex Town Hall, P.O. Box 98
 Essex, CT 06426
 Facilities
Access PierAccess Pier
Boat Launch RampBoat Launch Ramp
Car-top Boat AccessCar-top Boat Access
Handicapped AccessHandicapped Access
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
BoatingBoating
CrabbingCrabbing
FishingFishing
Historic, Cultural InterestHistoric, Cultural Interest
 Environment
Tidal RiverTidal River

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