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Connecticut’s Best Highlighted in Yankee Magazine

Connecticut’s Best Highlighted in Yankee Magazine

The highly anticipated, annual listing of the best of New England is here. Yankee Magazine’s prestigious list includes a number of Mystic Country destinations, so check out the list before your next visit: Attractions: Best Free Museum Submarine Force Museum & Historic Ship Nautilus, Groton Best New Downtown Storrs Center, Storrs (Near UConn) Best Shoe...

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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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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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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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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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