Ted Hilton Built a Beautiful Salmon River Resort

Ted Hilton drove a taxi for a living in the 1930s. After taking groups of people from Hartford to resorts in Moodus, he knew that he wanted to run his own country resort. So he bought Elm Camp and over the years developed one of the town's top resorts, on the banks of the Salmon River.

After several ownership changes, the resort changed its name to Sunrise Resort. The 2008 season will be the last year of operation for the venerable resort. After 92 years as a quintessential Moodus resort, the Johnson family announced a pending sale to the state, with plans to tear down many of the buildings and andreconfigure the scenic 146-acre property as a state park and campgrounds. Read the 2008 Hartford Courant story on the resort's closing.

This classic brochure for Ted Hilton's was produced during the 1950s, a peak period of popularity for Moodus Resorts. Hilton's was the second biggest resort in town after Banner Lodge. This brochure is a great tour of a quintessential Moodus vacation experience.