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Guilford Green, Photo: Mimi Dudley

Connecticut Shoreline Bike & Boat Tour, Guilford. A leisurely guided 3-hour bike tour of the scenic Connecticut shoreline interspersed by a 45-minute boat tour of the historic Thimble Islands. Equipment, snacks and the cruise are included. See website for pricing. Early June-Mid October, weekends 9 a.m.-1 p.m., reservations required. 203-856-7263, www.ctbiketours.com 

Downtown Culinary Tours, depart the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale. This three-hour walking tour visits nine different eateries throughout Downtown New Haven. See website for schedule. 203-777-8550, www.stephenfries.com 

Historic Guilford Walking Tours, 31 Park St., Guilford. Join our local high school students as they lead you on an informative seasonal tour of over 375 years of American History! Seasonally, Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. $10 adult; $8 seniors and children under 18. 203-233-1026, www.historicguilford.org 

Milford Historical Society Tour, Milford Historical Society, 34 High St., Milford. Tour of Eells-Stow House (c.1700), the Clark Stockade House (c. 1780), and the Bryan-Downs House (c. 1785), Claude Coffin Indian Collection and Country Store. May 30-Columbus Day, Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m. 203-874-1664, www.milfordhistoricalsociety.org 

New Haven Burying Ground/Grove Street Cemetery, Corner of Grove and Prospect Sts., New Haven. A National Historic Landmark, the cemetery was established in 1796, and is the first chartered burial ground in the country. Eminent people buried there include Noah Webster, Gen. David Humphreys, Roger Sherman, Charles Goodyear, Walter Camp and Bart Giamatti. A self-guided touring map is available from the cemetery office, 7 a.m.-4p.m., daily. Free one-hour walking tours May-November, Saturday 11 a.m.; Sunday noon. Depart from the Egyptian Revival gates on Grove at High St. 203-389-5403, www.grovestreetcemetery.org 

Shoreline Segway, 1310 Boston Post Rd., Guilford. We conduct guided historic Segway tours 7 days a week in historic Guilford and Mystic from March-November. We also supply staffed Segway events for schools, corporations and special events. Tours offered daily by appointment. 203-453-6036, www.segwaytoursandrentals.com 

Taste of New Haven, New Haven. Providing culinary and cultural walking and biking tours of New Haven primarily on weekends. $55-$65 per person. 203-710-3710 www.tasteofnewhaven.com 

Yale Campus Tours, Yale Visitor Center, 149 Elm St., New Haven. Student-led walking tours of Yale Campus, last 1 hour and 15 minutes and covers history, architecture and student life. Visitors see the Old Campus, several residential colleges, Sterling Memorial Library and other locations of interest. Maps of the campus are available at the Center. Free; $40 for groups (reservations required two weeks prior). Center Hours Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 1:30 p.m. 203-432-2300, www.yale.edu/visitor 


Connecticut Open House Day Additional Events

8th Annual Shoreline Spring Festival
May 20
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Website

Antiques, Vintage & Repurposed Goods Show in Madison
May 27
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
www.madisonct.com

New Haven Food Truck Festival and Dragon Boat Races
June 3
noon-7 p.m.
www.newhavenfoodtruckfestival.com

Connecticut Open House Day
June 10
www.ctvisit.com
  
Please visit our calendar for additional events.

This newsletter is produced in collaboration with the South Central Regional Council of Governments. www.scrcog.org