Stonington Harbor is one of the most beautiful seaside villages in New England. Home to Connecticut's last operating commercial fishing fleet, people find great fresh lobsters and scallops at Stonington Harbor's Town Dock. Yachters flock to Stonington Harbor during the summer boating season. Established in the mid-1600s, Stonington Harbor is one of the oldest places in the United States with a rich maritime heritage and historic architecture. A place of natural beauty as well, sea breezes refresh tree-lined streets and a quaint and quiet waterfront. Visitors find wonderful restaurants and bistros, delis and sandwich shops, and unique shops and galleries.
Stonington Harbor has a maritime climate with relatively warm summers and cold winters. Temperatures range from an average high of 27°C (81°F) in July to an average low of -1.7°C (29°F) in January. Precipitation is fairly even throughout the year, with an average of about 49 inches falling each year.