Town and Real Estate Information for Portland, CT
The scenic quarries, located just off of Main Street in the central business district, are recognized as historically significant, and a potential destination point for educational purposes and heritage tourism. The quarries remain as a scenic natural resource, reminiscent of Portland’s past. Ship-building has been replaced by marinas. Geological mining sites are now preserved within a beautifully sculpted 18 hole golf course. Surnames of immigrant quarry workers, tobacco farmers, ship-builders and early entrepreneurs still populate the area, living remnants of Portland’s history.