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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

Don’t forget your green. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Mystic Country.

Don’t forget your green. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Mystic Country.

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 is roadside at a parade or pub-side nursing...

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Lost Gardens of New England on display at Lyman Allyn Art Museum March 1.

Lost Gardens of New England on display at Lyman Allyn Art Museum March 1.

Nelson C. White, Westomere, 1933. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mrs. Neva Reid Johnson. 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...

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Got cabin fever? Chowder will cure it at the 12th Annual Cabin Fever Festival & Charity Chowder Cook Off.

Got cabin fever? Chowder will cure it at the 12th Annual Cabin Fever Festival & Charity Chowder Cook Off.

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...

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Florence Griswold Museum presents paintings by Peter Halley, now through May 31.

Florence Griswold Museum presents paintings by Peter Halley, now through May 31.

Peter Halley, Clockstopper, 2002. Acrylic, pearlescent and metallic acrylic and Roll-A-Tex on canvas, 96 x 115 in. Collection of Ninah and Michael Lynne. 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”...

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Chocolate, fire and ice. Valentine’s Day in Mystic Country.

Chocolate, fire and ice. Valentine’s Day in Mystic Country.

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 chocolate!...

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Experience seals up close this winter. Seal watches at Avery Point.

Experience seals up close this winter. Seal watches at Avery Point.

If you’re willing to bundle up, we can get you out on the water this winter. This February and March, UConn’s Project Oceanology is once again offering seal watches in the Long Island Sound. This popular program consists of a multimedia presentation followed by a ride on the Enviro-Lab (a research vessel equipped with the latest in navigation and equipment)...

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Annual Hygienic Art Show opens Jan. 31 in New London.

Annual Hygienic Art Show opens Jan. 31 in New London.

It’s almost time for the annual Hygienic Art Show – the gallery’s flagship event – opening January 31 at Hygienic Galleries in downtown New London. This year’s show is Hygienic 36, and we love the concept, “all are welcome.” All artists and mediums can participate, giving the show a diversity like no other. The breadth and depth...

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It’s back! The Garde’s Cinema Winter Series + your chance to win a VIP Quick Card!

It’s back! The Garde’s Cinema Winter Series + your chance to win a VIP Quick Card!

Long winter months are the perfect time to catch up on all the movies that have been on your list. But if you’re sick of sitting at home scanning Netflix, we have the perfect alternative – the Garde Cinema Winter Series at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Featuring some of the hottest movies on the screen today like Gone Girl, Wild, Citizenfour, The...

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The secret behind the sweets: Benton Museum exhibit examines The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

The secret behind the sweets: Benton Museum exhibit examines The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

Margaret Morrison, Chocolate Cheesecake, 2010. Oil on canvas. © 2014 Margaret Morrison; Courtesy of Woodward Gallery, NYC Another one of The William Benton Museum of Art at UConn’s special exhibits this winter is a must-see for foodies. Geared to examine healthier eating – or at least ingredient education – Sweet Sensations: Inspired by the 2015...

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Basketball and art team up for Benton Museum exhibit.

Basketball and art team up for Benton Museum exhibit.

Dario Escobar, Untitled, 2013. Mixografia print on handmade paper. Courtesy of the artist and Mixografia Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. The William Benton Museum of Art at UConn is presenting a special exhibit sure to delight even the most casual basketball fan beginning January 23, 2015. In the Paint: Basketball in Contemporary Art showcases the sport of basketball...

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