Main Street is the place to be in summer, notes the Hartford Courant.  They recommend downtown Madison, where you can stroll along the streets or visit one of the many markets and events on the green.  The Courant also suggests other old-fashioned, yet timeless, activities for summertime fun, including visiting local food stands like Haddam’s Pilot House and enjoying downtown community treats, such as the carousel at Old Lyme’s Sound View Beach.

Find Old-School Summertime Fun: Clam Shacks, Main Streets, Sandy Beaches