Day Trip: Rockport
Memories of days spent with my Italian grandfather clamming and crabbing along the Connecticut shore always brings a smile to my face. It was great fun getting stuck in the mud flats and losing your sneakers. As a 7 year old, the mud would almost be up to my waist. Afterward we would stop by the closest stand for fried clams and clam fritters. Yummm! Guess I consider myself somewhat of a fried clam aficionado. The clams must be as fresh as that day, breading not too thick but tasty, cooked well but not overdone, and not greasy. In all my days I have not tasted fried seafood as good as Graffam Brothers in Rockport.
Pick a beautiful sunny day and head on over. The lunch shack is right across from their seafood market. (Which we frequent often by the way.) The outdoor seating makes for a real summer treat. You might want to get a haddock roll too, can’t really decide which I like better! Directions here on their facebook page.
Since you are down on the coast for a day trip, you might want to stay right there in Rockport.
The marine park sports a small beach, restrooms, a changing room and shower. Picnic tables offer a great viewing spot and place for a light evening meal. Remnants of the lime kiln provide a history lesson for the kids. They always love the stone statue of Andre the seal too!
Kayaks ready for shoreline exploration.
The Marine Park is one of my favorite places to relax and take a breath, beautiful scenery without the hype.