Highlights of Mystic Country - from an insider

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  • Literary buffs, head down to the Mystic Seaport this week for the 29th annual celebration of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. It’s become an esteemed tradition at the Seaport to pay homage to this legendary literature of the sea. Beginning at noon on July 31, “Mr. Melville” will make his appearance at the Greenmanville Church and […]

  • We’re all fascinated with lighthouses in pictures and seascapes. But how many of us have actually gotten to see any up close and personal? Now’s your chance.  The Custom House Maritime Museum offers lighthouse tours all summer and into the fall. The tours are 55 minutes on a small boat with only six passengers and […]

  • Festivals abound during Mystic Country’s summer months. Here’s a comprehensive list of our late summer not-to-be-missed! Old Lyme Mid-Summer Festival, July 25-26 Celebrating the town’s artistic heritage. 4th Friday Square Fair, July 25 Visit Storrs Center and check out local artists’ work. Colchester Twenty-Second Annual Festival on the Green, July 26 Arts, crafts, music and food […]

  • This weekend is for boat lovers at Mystic Seaport’s Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous. We look forward to this event all year long – it’s two days of classic boats, a parade on the water, and even some classic cars. The annual show, held on July 26-27 this year, features restored classics boats of all kinds, including cruisers, […]

  • This quirky venue owned by the Baker family since the 1940s is located on 150 acres in the quiet woods of Ashford. It’s a great place to bring the kids. There are walking trails (populated by gnomes and “ancient faces”), a fishing pond (BYO equipment), and all manner of animals to pet and feed, including ducks, chickens […]

  • Connecticut Magazine‘s  summer roundup is in and here’s what they highlighted in Mystic Country. Check out the plethora of options to fit any mood, whether you’re going for family, fun or romance. Be sure to pick up the July 2014 issue of Connecticut or visit online for ideas across our entire state. Quiet Corner Heirloom Food Company, Danielson Healthy […]

  • For artists, inspiration is as necessary as air to breathe. And sometimes, the best inspiration comes from simply being in a place where artists have walked since 1899. The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme is that place. Every day of the week, artists can be found on the grounds of the Home of American Impressionism, […]

  • Taking tea is fast becoming a popular national trend. Fortunately, Connecticut’s Quiet Corner boasts two popular tea rooms well worth a visit.  Both are easily accessible off Mystic Country’s Antiques Trail. Celebrations Tea Room in Pomfret Center, recently won Yankee Magazine’s Editors Choice Award as “Best Tea Stop” in New England.  The shop and tea room […]

  • We like to celebrate the 4th of July – the whole summer, really – with a bang. Lots of them, in fact! We’ve got a great lineup of fireworks in Mystic Country ready to wow you. From the Quiet Corner to Mystic and in between, your summer nights will be a lot brighter when you […]

  • Mystic Country will have an extreme case of the blues this weekend – it’s time for the second annual Mystic Blues Festival. The music’s in town June 27-29 at the Mystic Shipyard, and like last year, there’s a long list of blues legends on the docket. Some of the highlights: 90’s pop stars turned blues artists […]