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Hungry for great seafood and summer breezes? Set your sights on Guilford. A room at the friendly B&B at Bartlett Farm will introduce you to Guilford’s highlands, where the living is easy — and the farm animals welcome company. First thing in the morning, enjoy a gourmet farm breakfast, followed by a hike on the marsh-side trails at Westwoods, where you can explore the Lost Lake trail and the old quarry. Trace the tidal salt marsh at the Guilford Salt Meadow Sanctuary along the East River, just yards from Guilford Harbor, settling your blanket to enjoy a bit of lunch and a couple of hours of pure relaxation at Jacobs Beach or Chaffinch Island Park. And later in the afternoon, tour Guilford’s historic house museums, browse the gallery shop at the Guilford Art Center, or wander the Guilford Green, where some cool little shops, like LuLu’s, M!X Design Store, Flutterby, and the Village Chocolatier promise to please. Don’t forget to explore the shops just off the green, too, including Onyx on Church Street. And be sure to drive the scenic highways that lead westward (Route 146) and northward (Route 77) from the green. When you head north, you’ll reach peaceful Dudley Farm and lovely Lake Quonnipaug, where you can indulge in a freshwater swim. In the evening, enjoy the friendly crowd for tapas at Quattro’s.

Expanded tour of Guilford

Beaches

  • Jacobs Beach
    Seaside Ave., 203-453-8068
  • Lake Quonnipaug
    Rte. 77, north of Rte. 80, 203-453-8068
  • Chaffinch Island Park
    Chaffinch Island Rd.

Boats

  • Guilford Boat Yards
    230 Water St., 203-453-5031

Nature

  • Westwoods Trails
    off Rte. 146, www.westwoodstrails.org
  • Dudley Farm
    Rte. 77, just north of Rte. 80, 203-457-0770
  • Anne Conover Nature Education Trail
    Meadowlands Rd., 203-458-2582, www.audubon.org
  • Olmstead Outlook at River Street Park
    River St., www.guilfordlandtrust.org

Attractions

  • The Henry Whitfield State Museum
    248 Old Whitfield St., 203-453-2457
  • Thomas Griswold House
    171 Boston St., 203-453-3176
  • Hyland House
    84 Boston St., 203-453-9477
  • Guilford Art Center
    411 Church St., 203-453-5947
  • Bishop’s Orchards
    1355 Boston Post Rd., 203-453-2338

Restaurants

  • The Place
    901 Boston Post Rd., 203-453-9276
  • Augur's Pub
    29 Water St., 203-453-4936
  • Kamana Fine Indian Cuisine
    1004 Boston Post Rd., 203-689-5728
  • Quattro's
    14 Water St., 203-453-6575

Hotels

  • The B&B at Bartlett Farm
    564 Great Hill Rd., 203-457-1657
  • Sound Reach B&B
    50 Christmas Hill Rd., 203-457-0415