Restaurants near on at Goodspeed Airport

Where you can eat if coming to Goodspeed Airport

Goodspeed Airport is located right along the Connecticut River in East Haddam, Connecticut. There are many fine restaurants and eateries within walking distance of the airport. Bicycles are also provided if you want to venture out further.

food, snacks, drinks, beverages, coffee at near on Goodspeed Airport East Haddam, CT

Please be kind enough to drop your $5.00 landing fee in the mail slot at the FBO using one of the envelopes, provided.

It will help to defray some of the expenses in running and maintaining the airport.

Goodspeed Airport is a great destination for small general aviation airplanes and pilots looking for a pleasant location to stop, rest up and eat. This AOPA video will introduce you to the immediate area and provide some tips for landing at the airport.

East Haddam Connectiut CT is home to Goodspeed Airport

Founded in 1734, the town of East Haddam is home to Goodspeed Airport. Located along the banks of the Connecticut River, it is one of the prettiest towns in all of Connecticut.

Come help us Celebrate East Haddam on Saturday September 4th from 11 to 7 at Goodspeed Airport.

There will be a whole host of vendors selling food and all kinds of things. Bands will provide the music.

goodspeed opera house next to Goodspeed Airport in East Haddam Connecticut CT

Goodspeed Airport is next to the Goodspeed Opera House. Both are named after William H. Goodspeed, a wealthy shipping and banking magnate, who built the theater in 1876. After years of neglect, the opera house was fully restored in 1963. The airport itself came into existence in 1964 and also offers seaplane access via the Connecticut River.

The road off to the right leads to the historic East Haddam Swing Bridge.

East Haddam Swing bridge as seen from Goodspeed airport

The East Haddam Swing Bridge was completed in 1913 only a year after construction began. With a length of 885', it is one of the longest swing bridges still in daily operation in the US.

If you're planning on landing at Goodspeed, these are some suggestions for places to get a great meal or just a treat. All are within a short walking distance of the airport.

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Gelston House Restaurant

gelston house patio

The Gelston House has been in existance since 1853. In additional to offering fine dining both inside and outside, on their patio and deck overlooking the Connecticut River, lodging is available should you wish to rest up before you continue on your journey.

La Vita restaurant goodspeed airport

La Vita restaurant at Goodspeed Airport

Directly across the street from the Gelston House is La Vita. Another restaurant offering fine dining both inside and outside.

sweet shoppe at goodspeed airport east haddam connecticut ct

If you have a sweet tooth that needs satisfying, just up the road is Sweet Shoppe offering home made ice cream, fudge, candy, frozen yogurt and the like.

Higher Grounds coffee shop restaurant diner at goodspeed airport east haddam connecticut ct

higher grounds coffee shop restaurant breakfast lunch at goodspeed airport

In additional to offering great food and the best coffee you're likely to find anywhere, Higher Grounds features fine local talent with their acoustic music offerings throughout the year.

Merryweather Farm near at on Goodspeed Airport farm girl graze box east haddam connecticut ct

Just a short walk over on Creamery Road will bring you to Merryweather Farm. Call ahead and they can prepare one of their custom Farm Girl Graze Boxes for you. Carefully packed with meat, cheeze, veggies and fruits. Bring it back to the airport to enjoy on one of the picnic tables.

goodspeed airport general aviation FBO office east haddam connecticut ct

Well, sorry to see you go... but, be sure to stop by often and support the airport.... that $5 thing I mentioned.... as well as some of the local establishments.





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