Excerpt from NewEnglandBoating.com:
Once strictly working-class, Stonington has become a fashionable place in the last few decades, yet remains a warm and welcoming destination for boaters.
By Malerie Yolen-Cohen; Photos by Tom Richardson
On most summer weekends, Water Street is packed with residents and daytrippers, many of them looking for bargains in the town’s eclectic collection of shops and boutiques. There are plenty of good restaurants, too, including the Dog Watch Cafe, which offers award-winning waterfront dining at Dodson Boatyard, near the head of the harbor. Boaters can tie-up at the marina (space permitting) while they enjoy a meal or drink at the lively outdoor bar.