Travel the most exciting Loop in Connecticut

What is the Lower Loop?

The Lower Loop is literally a 10 mile loop around the lower portion of Stratford, Connecticut that has more to offer than you might imagine:

  • Four renowned craft breweries with Tap Rooms
  • Exciting restaurants with al fresco dining - many that are waterfront
  • Three beautiful beaches
  • Amazing wildlife refuges 
  • A waterfront golf course
  • Two unique shopping destinations
  • An Air and Space Museum
  • A regional airport with a friendly dive bar on one end of the runway and a historic Car Hop Drive In on the other end.

Discover Stratford

The Lower Loop is just one of several destinations worthy of a road trip from anywhere.  Whether you live in Stratford or many miles away, The Lower Loop has a full day's worth of memorable activities for all ages.

Explore The Lower Loop



The Lower Loop affords two unique shopping experiences.  The unusual and eclectic, Mellow Monkey Gifts & Home Decor, and the massive Stratford Antique Center.



Dine out - outdoors, indoors or waterfront. The Lower Loop has it all!

Breweries & Bars


If craft brew is your vice, The Lower Loop has 4 unique working breweries with Tap Rooms and the friendliest Dive Bar around

Beaches & Nature


All of Stratford's wonderful beaches are located in the Lower Loop - great for swimming, wind or kite surfing, paddle boarding and kayaking. Short Beach offers access to people with limited mobility. The Lower Loop is also host to Connecticut Audubon at Stratford Point, and the Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife Refuge.

Sports & Recreation


The Lower Loop's Short Beach Park hosts a Par 3 Golf Course with panoramic views of Long Island Sound.  There are also tennis courts, a playground, beach volleyball courts and ball field available. The Lower Loop's Lordship neighborhood is a wonderful place for walking, running or biking.

Historic & Landmarks


The Connecticut Air and Space Museum operates in The Lower Loop and offers public tours.  While not open, the Stratford Point Light can be viewed

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