The town of Stonington is located in New London County, Connecticut, United States, in the state’s southeastern corner. It includes the borough of Stonington, the villages of Pawcatuck, Lords Point, Wequetequock, and the eastern halves of the villages of Mystic and Old Mystic (the other halves being in the town of Groton).
Stonington’s downtown – known as “The Borough” – is so adorable in fact, it stood in as a Maine waterfront town in the Meryl Streep/Tommy Lee Jones movie, Hope Springs. Less a tourist draw then neighboring Mystic, Stonington is the kind of place where weekend escapees from New York City putter in Federal-style-home front yard gardens and say “hi” to passers by. And to add to New England authenticity, Stonington is home to Connecticut’s last commercial fishing fleet. Cute shops, great restaurants, small upmarket inns, terrific wineries and one beer-erie round out this perfect Connecticut Coast getaway.