Mystic Country, Eastern Connecticut
Mystic Country catapulted to instant fame through the release of the film "Mystic Pizza" (1988). This quaint village is an unexpected mixture of an old seafaring town, quirky boutiques and a host of vineyards & wineries. The northern portion of the region, affectionately known as the Quiet Corner, features traditional New England scenery, culture, locally produced foods and a host of antique shops. For detailed information on all there is to do in Mystic Country, go to www.mystic.org.
Things to do in Mystic Country
Olde Mistick Village is New England style shopping - designed to let you relax and find those one-of-a-kind treasures. Take a scenic drive north to central New England's largest antiques mall in Putnam.
Photo: CT Antiques Trail, CT Office of Tourism
The home of the nation's leading maritime museum, Mystic Seaport is just one historic destination in Eastern Connecticut. The tribally owned and operated Mashantucket Pequot Musuem, Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum, or the Florence Griswold Museum offer a variety of historic tales from natives to navy.
Photo: Historic Stonington, CT Office of Tourism
From the coast to the country, culture thrives through Maritime destinations, art centers, farms, tours, and of course the casinos. The Mystic Aquarium, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos are all popular stops, as well as the many wineries featured on the Connecticut Wine Trail, ctwine.com.
Photo: Mystic Seaport, CT Office of Tourism
Along the coast, take a tour on the Argia Mystic Cruises, or sail, boat or kayak along the shore. The Quiet Corner is full of lakes and scenic wildlife perfect for canoeing, biking and hiking. Lake of Isles in North Stonington, is thought to be the #1 golf destination in New England.
Photo: Michael Melford
For all information about traveling to Mystic Country visit mystic.org/getting-here
Photo: Buttonwood's Farms, Griswold, CT By David Smith, Sunflowers for Wishes
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