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9am-6pm Monday-Friday

9am-3pm Saturday & Sunday

Conveniently located near I-395 and Route 2, Yantic is a scenic little village, tucked between the river and hills at the edge of the city of Norwich, originally a whaling port, and the bucolic countryside.

Driving Directions to 125 Yantic Rd:

I-395 •take Exit 82, travel West (right if southbound) 1 mile on West Town Street, over railroad tracks, and take first right before highway overpass

Rt 2 Eastbound • left at Exit 27 stoplight onto West Town Street, immediate left under overpass

Rt 2 Westbound • left at Exit 27 onto Otrobando Rd, left at light onto West Town St, immediate right before overpass

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The Stone Patio


Stone Patio

Since the beginnings of humankind, man has aspired to, received satisfaction from, and attained everlasting fame by moving the biggest, largest thing he can imagine, which would be rock.

History records the trials and tribulations, sacrifices, many have made for the immortal cause.

[heading title=”An Abridged History of Big Rocks”]

Stonehenge                                                                       (est 3000-2000 BC)

Pyramids                                                                             (est 2700-1700 BC)

Hale Mill – across the street                                         (completed 1865)

NY Central Park – more gunpowder used to          (completed 1873)                           move boulders than the whole Battle of Gettysburg

Bassem’s New Stone Patio                                                (circa 2012)


It was not an easy feat.

Hours of hard labor with the grueling sun beating down.

Famine, Flood, Pestilence

But nothing would stop him from finishing what he set out to accomplish.

Not even Jim.

Working on the patio
Safety First

I told him to put the rocks over there, but he put the dirt there and the rocks where I told him not to.

Then I had to go and do it all over again myself.



All's Well

That Ends Well





warm and sunny

lots of cool shade

River view




Bring your friends, bring your family, you can even bring your pet!

It’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of in a rock, except maybe the pet rock part. (RIP Gary Dahl)

Best secret of all?

It’s free for you to enjoy any time of year (but we recommend spring to experience the best flowers)