Highlights of Mystic Country - from an insider

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  • The temperatures are rising and it’s time to think about getting out on the water for some kayaking! In Mystic Country, our rivers and lakes are perfect for getting out and about for some fresh air and back-to-nature time. Here are some places to check out this season if you want to be your own […] The post Paddling in Mystic Country: The best places to kayak. appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • Hats off to the Mystic Country winners of the Connecticut Specialty Food Product Awards! We’re celebrating with a number of our local businesses who came away winners. This was the 13th year of the awards, which saw 199 specialty food products entered into 36 categories. Categories included cheese, chocolate, ice cream, organic food, jam, pasta sauce, desserts, […] The post Mystic Country’s Specialty Food Award Winners 2015 appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • Sometimes exploring on foot is the way to go. Mystic Country, Connecticut is loaded with history and charm. Check out these walking tours that will guide you through some of our towns and villages on your own time. Starting in Putnam, in our northeast corner, check out the River Mills Heritage Trail, just over a mile […] The post Walking tours in Mystic Country, Connecticut appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • The Easter bunny is hopping in early this year. Look for visits with the long eared one and Easter egg hunts all over Mystic Country. Kids can look for Dino eggs, wooden eggs, hang with the bison and do all kinds of fun spring activities. Don’t worry, the traditional eggs are available for hunting too—and there’s even […] The post Easter fun in Mystic Country appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • It’s one of our sweetest seasons, that short window as winter ends and spring begins, also known as maple sugar season. Here in Mystic Country, we have a plethora of sugar shacks and maple farms that we love visiting, with offerings from maple syrup to maple candy to maple ice cream topping. Some places offer tours of their […] The post It’s maple sugar season in Mystic Country. appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • As always, we’re celebrating the day of the Irish in style! Check out what we’ve got going on in Mystic Country this year, from parades to 5Ks to the best Irish pubs around. In our region, even the bison at Creamery Brook Bison Farm celebrate St. Patty’s Day! Whether your favorite way to spend the day […] The post St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Mystic Country. Don’t forget your green. appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • We may still be buried under mounds of white stuff, but thanks to Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, there will be gardens on display beginning March 1, 2015. Their new “Lost Gardens of New England” exhibit explores the rich heritage of New England gardens. With more than forty images of gardens, the exhibit […] The post Lost Gardens of New England on display at Lyman Allyn Art Museum March 1. appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • It’s once again time to hit the Cabin Fever Festival & Charity Chowder Cook Off at Olde Mistick Village. A yearly favorite for Mystic Country (this is the 12th annual) the Saturday February 28, 2015 event features over 20 restaurants serving their signature chowders at shops throughout the village. As in past years, celebrity judges choose three categories […] The post Got cabin fever? Chowder will cure it at the 12th Annual Cabin Fever Festival & Charity Chowder Cook Off. appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • The Florence Griswold Museum will display paintings by the iconic artist Peter Halley, now through May 31, 2015. The exhibit, titled Peter Halley: Big Paintings, is a representation of Halley’s most “monumental” works from the 1980s until now. The exhibit is an important one for the Museum of American Impressionism, as Halley is known for reinvigorating […] The post Florence Griswold Museum presents paintings by Peter Halley, now through May 31. appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • Psst….Valentine’s Day is coming up. If you haven’t thought about it yet, we have some fabulous activities for you and your sweetie in Mystic Country. First, there’s the 11th Annual Romantic Willimantic Chocolate Festival, happening on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14). Doesn’t that sound tempting? And yes, the entire day will be filled with fun and […] The post Chocolate, fire and ice. Valentine’s Day in Mystic Country. appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.