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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

First Fridays in Putnam. 2015 festivals to explore a century of art.

First Fridays in Putnam. 2015 festivals to explore a century of art.

First Fridays in Putnam CT are back! Beginning May 1, 2015 Putnam’s traditional spring and summer festivals are back on the calendar with an arts theme on tap this year. Each festival will celebrate art over the last century. The first event will feature Art Nouveau. Participants can make their own stained glass design, participate in a Maypole dance, watch...

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Mystic Country breweries offer the best in handcrafted beers

Mystic Country breweries offer the best in handcrafted beers

The prospect of handcrafted beers is always tempting. Make sure you put one of our favorite breweries on your list of “Must Visits!” Beer’d Brewing Company, Stonington Small batches of hand-brewed beers, open Friday through Sunday. Willimantic Brewing Company and Main Street Cafe, Willimantic Atmosphere and great beers are tied here at this post-office-turned-brewery...

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Paddling in Mystic Country: The best places to kayak.

Paddling in Mystic Country: The best places to kayak.

The temperatures are rising and it’s time to think about getting out on the water for some kayaking! In Mystic Country, our rivers and lakes are perfect for getting out and about for some fresh air and back-to-nature time. Here are some places to check out this season if you want to be your own tour guide: In Norwich, the Howard Brown Park and the Marina at...

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Mystic Country’s Specialty Food Award Winners 2015

Mystic Country’s Specialty Food Award Winners 2015

Cato Corner Farm: Amy Benson, Connecticut Food and Farm Hats off to the Mystic Country winners of the Connecticut Specialty Food Product Awards! We’re celebrating with a number of our local businesses who came away winners. This was the 13th year of the awards, which saw 199 specialty food products entered into 36 categories. Categories included cheese, chocolate,...

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Walking tours in Mystic Country, Connecticut

Walking tours in Mystic Country, Connecticut

Sometimes exploring on foot is the way to go. Mystic Country, Connecticut is loaded with history and charm. Check out these walking tours that will guide you through some of our towns and villages on your own time. Starting in Putnam, in our northeast corner, check out the River Mills Heritage Trail, just over a mile around the Quinebaug River and by some of...

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Easter fun in Mystic Country

Easter fun in Mystic Country

The Easter bunny is hopping in early this year. Look for visits with the long eared one and Easter egg hunts all over Mystic Country. Kids can look for Dino eggs, wooden eggs, hang with the bison and do all kinds of fun spring activities. Don’t worry, the traditional eggs are available for hunting too—and there’s even something for the furry kids! Monty’s...

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It’s maple sugar season in Mystic Country.

It’s maple sugar season in Mystic Country.

It’s one of our sweetest seasons, that short window as winter ends and spring begins, also known as maple sugar season. Here in Mystic Country, we have a plethora of sugar shacks and maple farms that we love visiting, with offerings from maple syrup to maple candy to maple ice cream topping. Some places offer tours of their operations, like Gager Hill Farms...

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

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

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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