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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

Holiday tidings and Santa sightings in Mystic Country.

Holiday tidings and Santa sightings in Mystic Country.

The holiday season is here, and Mystic Country is gearing up for for this year’s bountry of holiday tidings and Santa sightings, from tree lightings to parades to chats with Santa. If you’re planning your parade routes and tree lightings, we have parades from one corner of Mystic Country to the other. The festivities begin on Thanksgiving weekend...

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Spend Christmas Eve in 1876 at a Lantern Light Tour.

Spend Christmas Eve in 1876 at a Lantern Light Tour.

One of our favorite holiday traditions kicks off Nov. 29 – Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport. This is the 35th installment of the event, which features an original script written by playwright Jacques Lamarre inspired by the classic Twelve Days of Christmas. And we guarantee it will bring some laughs! The tours are 70 minutes, and guests follow the...

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Traveling Smithsonian exhibit “The way we worked” visits Groton Public Library.

Traveling Smithsonian exhibit “The way we worked” visits Groton Public Library.

The powerful traveling Smithsonian exhibit The Way We Worked’s latest tour stop is the Groton Public Library, from November 8 through December 21, 2014. This exhibit documents the diversity of the American workforce through the years, detailing the different types of work and the ways that work has enhanced our country, from miners to truckers to factory and...

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Pequot Museum.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Pequot Museum.

November is Native American Heritage Month, and the beautiful Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center has been rolling out some wonderful events. Next up are a number of interesting films and lectures as well as some unique must-dos. The Pequot Cafe will be offering traditional Thanksgiving fare at the Pequot Cafeteria Wednesday, Nov. 26 -29 from 11...

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Get hungry – it’s Mystic Restaurant Week, Nov. 10-16.

Get hungry – it’s Mystic Restaurant Week, Nov. 10-16.

It’s Mystic Restaurant Week from Nov. 10 -16, 2014 which means special price dining and menus for lunch and dinner. Anyone who knows Mystic knows that we have some of the best food in the state all in one place, so it’s a great week to come out and sample some new dishes! Participating restaurants include the Captain Daniel Packer Inne, Go Fish, Octagon,...

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Putnam’s Great Pumpkin Festival and Foliage Train Ride, October 25.

Putnam’s Great Pumpkin Festival and Foliage Train Ride, October 25.

It’s fall in Putnam, and that means it’s time for one of our favorite events – the Great Pumpkin Festival and Foliage Train Ride. On Saturday, Oct. 25, downtown Putnam turns into a fall fairytale, complete with the “Official Great Pumpkin,” arts and crafts for kids, food, live music, special pumpkin recipes (our favorite part of the whole day) and...

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Halloween Happenings in Mystic Country. Always a frightfully good time!

Halloween Happenings in Mystic Country. Always a frightfully good time!

Courtesy of Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country Time to get your scare on! It’s Halloween season in Mystic Country! We have everything from haunted houses to pick-your-own pumpkins – something for everyone. If you’re really into frights, check out the Dark Manor Haunted House in Norwich – voted the scariest haunted house in the state....

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Arts, crafts, history and a perfect fall weekend. Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival.

Arts, crafts, history and a perfect fall weekend. Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival.

More than 175 New England artisans will display their wares this weekend at the Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in Woodstock. From 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18-19, stop by for the juried art show and shopping galore, with jewelry, pottery, paintings, clothing, toys, glass and much more for sale. There’s live music, a food court and tours...

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Stroll for your supper! New London’s Fall Food Stroll is this week.

Stroll for your supper! New London’s Fall Food Stroll is this week.

This Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 head to downtown New London to give your tastebuds a treat at the Fall Food Stroll. From 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., the streets of downtown will be transformed into a wonderland of food, drinks and shopping galore. The stroll is a chance to sample new restaurants, explore new dishes and treats, and see the best New London has to offer. Over...

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Fall Festival time at Lapsley Orchard this weekend!

Fall Festival time at Lapsley Orchard this weekend!

Celebrate Columbus Day weekend at Lapsley Orchard’s Fall Harvest Festival, now through Monday. Lapsley Orchard is located in scenic Pomfret Center, part of our Quiet Corner, a beautiful place to see the fall foliage and celebrate the season. The festival has tons of fun things to do including apple picking, pumpkin picking, cider making demos, live music...

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