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East Haddam is located in Middlesex County northwest of New London between Portland and Essex along Highway 154 on the banks of the Connecticut River near Long Island Sound. Brainerd Homestead State Park is just north.

The land was part of an original purchase from the Indians in 1662 for thirty coats - about $100. It included Machimoodus, "the place of noises." So named from subterranean sounds formerly heard there. The First Ecclesiastical Society was formed in 1704.

Local attractions include: Connecticut River, Homestead State Park, Goodspeed Opera House, Chapman Pond, Basham Lake, Gillette Castle State Park, Selden Neck State Park, and Haddam Meadows State Park.

East Haddam is part of the Hartford, Connecticut metro area.

Connecticut State Parks Selden Neck State Park |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Bishopsgate Inn | Klar Crest Resort & Inn | Shanaghan's Mount Parnassus View | The Gelston House | Location: 393 Main St., Middletown Connecticut 06423 Telephone 860-873-8664 Fax 800-486-3346

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12/07 Coming to The Middletown area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.
Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival vernon CT April27 The festival started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association as a program “to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut” has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival.