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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

Happy 4th of July! Celebrate in Mystic Country.

Happy 4th of July! Celebrate in Mystic Country.

We’ve got a jam-packed calendar for July 4th here in Mystic Country, with events all over the area celebrating Independence Day. From Mystic to Woodstock, we have something for everyone. At Mystic Seaport, celebrate Independence Day like they did in 1876 with Civil War-era military exercises, boat races, fun old-fashioned games for the kids—including croquet—and...

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A summer of maritime art and culture

A summer of maritime art and culture

This summer, maritime art and culture are taking center stage here in eastern Connecticut. Three museums—Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, the Custom House Maritime Museum in New London and the Connecticut River Museum in Essex—will partner to highlight the state’s maritime heritage with a variety of exhibits, events and tours of the waters. Visitors...

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Mystic Country CT fireworks!

Mystic Country CT fireworks!

From now through September, the sky above Mystic Country CT will be lit up with some of the best fireworks displays around. We love a good fireworks show, whether it’s to celebrate the a night out on the Norwich Harbor, the annual Sailfest event, or a barbeque. July 4th festivities will take place throughout the region before, during and after the holiday....

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Sentinels on the Sound loves Mystic Country lighthouses

Sentinels on the Sound loves Mystic Country lighthouses

Lighthouses are hot this summer—make sure you put New London’s Sentinels on the Sound celebration on your to-do list! This is the fifth annual celebration of the lighthouse-focused soiree, running from June 20 through October 25, 2015. Lighthouse tours are the main focus of the celebration. This year, in honor of the Connecticut Coast Guard Summer, there...

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Vintage Motorsports Festival on deck at Thompson

Vintage Motorsports Festival on deck at Thompson

Thompson Speedway ‘s Vintage Motorsports Festival returns to the Motorsports Park road course this weekend (June 18-21, 2015) for three days of vintage racing action! The popular event features cars through the past century, including formula cars, sports racers, sports cars, vintage production +++. Add a hot dog, burger and beer and you’ve...

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Taste of Mystic brings food, music + fun to Olde Mistick Village

Taste of Mystic brings food, music + fun to Olde Mistick Village

Summer’s swinging into high gear with the Taste of Mystic at Olde Mistick Village June 12 – 14, 2015! Join 16 of our favorite local eateries as they cook, bake and serve up their best recipes for visitors. The event is free to get in, and tickets are $1 each. Offerings will run the gamut from Asian cuisine to swordfish tacos, lobster mac and cheese, pad...

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Connecticut Open House Day, Saturday June 13.

Connecticut Open House Day, Saturday June 13.

Whether you’re from Connecticut, a regular visitor or planning your first trip, CT Open House Day is a fabulous way to get acquainted with who we are. On June 13, attractions, events and specials are planned all across the state to highlight tourism, art and history. But if you’re planning on a visit to Mystic Country we figure you won’t want to leave when...

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Celebrate 225 years of the U.S. Coast Guard

Celebrate 225 years of the U.S. Coast Guard

Summer 2015 is dedicated to celebrating the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard here in Mystic Country and around the state. Since the Coast Guard has a long history with the state of Connecticut, especially with the establishment of the Coast Guard Academy in New London one hundred years ago. So it only makes sense to show our support with a calendar...

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2015-2016 Mystic Country Visitors Guide is now available.

The 2015-2016 Mystic Country Official Visitors Guide, has just been released. This complimentary guide is the region’s largest tourism publication and covers 42 towns and two casinos in eastern Connecticut, a region also known as Mystic Country. “Packaging all of eastern Connecticut as one destination encourages our guests to explore beyond our major attractions,...

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Farmers’ Markets in Mystic Country

Farmers’ Markets in Mystic Country

Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market. Photo courtesy of Eastern Regional Tourism District One of our favorite parts of summer is when the farmers’ markets get rolling. There’s something about buying fresh berries, fresh kale and lettuce from the people who actually grew them, isn’t there? And we have some really fun farmers’ markets in Mystic Country—because...

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