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This site shows off our favorite things to do and see in the Mystic Country Connecticut region. Enjoy exploring. We know you will love it as much as we do! - Karin, Liz and crew at Mystic Country

The Battle of the Frogs: A Willimantic Legend

The Battle of the Frogs: A Willimantic Legend

Salem, Massachusetts has witches. Willimantic, Connecticut has…frogs? Every town has its legends, its traditions. Willimantic’s just happens to be a little quirkier than some. But that’s what makes it memorable. If you’ve ever been to town, you had to notice the bronze frogs decorating various spots on Main Street,  including the Frog Bridge. If you’ve...

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Mystic Country’s got taste. CT Specialty Food Product award winners.

Mystic Country’s got taste. CT Specialty Food Product award winners.

The 13th annual Connecticut Specialty Food Association’s Product Awards, a competition that declares winners in categories like bread, cheese, chocolate, ice cream and gluten-free treats, among others, gave a lot of love to Mystic Country this year! Twenty-five foodie-expert judges evaluated 199 products in 36 categories. Celebrating products from Putnam...

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Local beer, local fun. Thread City Hop Fest in Willimantic, April 26, 2014.

Local beer, local fun. Thread City Hop Fest in Willimantic, April 26, 2014.

Got beer? We do – at the first ever Thread City Hop Fest, coming to Jillson Square in Willimantic on Saturday, April 26. This inaugural event is going to be a blast – and don’t worry, you can still bring the kids. The beer tasting portion of the event is only one aspect of this party. Food and entertainment will be available for the whole family...

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Opening day for trout fishing in Connecticut is April 19.

Opening day for trout fishing in Connecticut is April 19.

It’s a sure sign of spring when opening day for trout fishing season in Connecticut hits the calendar. Saturday, April 19 is the day this year (2014), and we’re looking forward to well-stocked ponds, good weather and a great fishing season. With the Connecticut DEEP stocking nearly 390,000 trout in waters across the state, opening day should be an awesome...

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“Race” to Mystic Country’s Thompson Speedway.

“Race” to Mystic Country’s Thompson Speedway.

Race day is back in Mystic Country!  Thompson Speedway opens the track for the 40th annual Icebreaker April 5 and 6, an event that boasts nine different divisions of racing. Headlining is the first championship race for the NASCAR Whelan Modified Tour – a race fan’s dream. Located in the Thompson countryside in our Quiet Corner, this track is a premier...

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Commemorating 200 years: The British Raid On Essex 1814-2014.

Commemorating 200 years: The British Raid On Essex 1814-2014.

In the wee hours before sunrise on April 8 1814, the town of Essex’s Pettipaug Point was raided by 136 British marines and sailors who had quietly anchored in the night of the 7th and rowed up-river from their vessel to burn 27 U.S. military ships. 500 U.S. American militia, soldiers, sailors, marines and volunteers from surrounding towns fought back throughout...

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Easter Egg Hunts in Mystic Country CT 2014

Easter Egg Hunts in Mystic Country CT 2014

Easter egg hunting opportunities in Mystic Country are decidedly diverse. Check out your many options below. Please call ahead for reservations as noted on individual sites. 4th Annual Dino Egg Hunt April 12, 10:30am | The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village, Oakdale Monty’s hiding Dino Eggs for you to find. Hunt for hundreds of Dino Eggs in different...

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A real “movie palace” experience – at the Garde Arts Center.

A real “movie palace” experience – at the Garde Arts Center.

New London, Connecticut and Hollywood, California may seem like worlds apart. But really, they have something very cool in common: the Garde Arts Center. On the corner of State Street in the hub of New London’s downtown, the performing arts center is celebrating a victorious return to its roots as a real movie palace experience.  The Garde’s rich history...

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Honoring heroes in Mystic Country. Check out our military discount offers.

Honoring heroes in Mystic Country. Check out our military discount offers.

Many businesses in and around Mystic Country are appreciative of military service.  They offer military offer discounts to visiting military personnel and their families. Here are a few notable tourism related offers: Garde Arts Center in New London offers discounted ticket prices on Garde-presented events; Black Hawk Sport Fishing in Niantic offers a discounted...

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Rent a beach house. Mystic Country is the place to spend your summer vacation.

Rent a beach house. Mystic Country is the place to spend your summer vacation.

Summer’s on the horizon. Be ready – if you’re in the market to spend some time by the ocean, Mystic Country’s favorite seaside towns are teeming with beach house rental properties. Niantic, New London, Mystic, Old Lyme – all along the coast, you’ll be able to find a place to suit your vacation needs. Mystic Country is, in our humble opinion,...

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