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Walkable towns in Mystic Country. Spend the day on foot checking out our favorite towns.

Walkable towns in Mystic Country. Spend the day on foot checking out our favorite towns.

The best New England towns are the ones where you really feel like you’re in New England. They are the walkable ones where you can park your car and spend the day on foot, absorbing the entire experience of where you are. In Mystic Country, we’ve got the coast and the country covered on this one. Mystic What can we say about Mystic? It has it all and...

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School vacation week is the best week ever….at least in Mystic Country.

School vacation week is the best week ever….at least in Mystic Country.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again…if you’re a kid, anyway. First school vacation of 2014! And if you’re a parent, you’re probably wondering how to fill seven cold, winter days without boredom, cabin fever or rebellion creeping in. Not to worry – pack a lunch or an overnight bag and head to Mystic Country for tons of kid-friendly...

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Walk around the clock. Annual Walktober event, throughout October in the Last Green Valley.

Walk around the clock. Annual Walktober event, throughout October in the Last Green Valley.

It’s the best season to walk – leaves are changing, temperatures are cooling down and there’s so much to see and do. During the annual Walktober events, you can choose your scenery – organized walks, paddles, bike rides and runs are held in parks, on trails, at farms and in numerous historical sites. Dogs are allowed at most walks – please...

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Hit the trail. Four fun Mystic Country experiences: Foodie Finds, Pet-Friendly, Antiques Trail and Sundae Drives

Hit the trail. Four fun Mystic Country experiences: Foodie Finds, Pet-Friendly, Antiques Trail and Sundae Drives

Foodie Finds reveals many spots and specialties that make exploring eastern Connecticut a taste treat. Mystic Country’s Pet-Friendly brochure lists places to stay and things to do with your pet. The Antiques Trail makes exploring Mystic Country a treasure hunt dotted with unique and fun things to do along the way. Sundae Drives is an ever-popular directory...

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It’s “The Bests” time of year again at CT Magazine – see what’s best in Mystic Country!

It’s “The Bests” time of year again at CT Magazine – see what’s best in Mystic Country!

Every year, Connecticut Magazine editors comb the state for the best in food, gifts, spas, bars and more. This year, they’re even looking at what’s best for pets! As usual, the gems of eastern Connecticut found their way onto the list. Check out the list below and pick up the issue to get your hands on all the other wonderful places in Connecticut! Breakfast: The...

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We love spending Labor Day weekend at the Woodstock Fair.

We love spending Labor Day weekend at the Woodstock Fair.

It’s a big county fair weekend in eastern Connecticut. Labor Day means Woodstock Fair days, all weekend long! This year marks the 153rd installment, and to celebrate we have an all-star lineup of entertainment, from country idols to 80s rock. Thompson Square performs, along with the Happy Together Tour and – I can hardly wait – opening the fair...

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Celebrating local agriculture, country music, food and more. The Brooklyn Fair, this weekend.

Celebrating local agriculture, country music, food and more. The Brooklyn Fair, this weekend.

We’re sorry to see summer go, but we’re not sorry to see the Brooklyn Fair on the schedule for this weekend. This fair is one of our favorites – could be because of all the big country stars performing, or perhaps it’s just that we love the atmosphere. (For me, it’s a little of both!) This year, we have Jana Kramer, Jerrod Niemann and Greg Bates...

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100 years of the best state parks, right here in Connecticut. Celebrate with us this month.

100 years of the best state parks, right here in Connecticut. Celebrate with us this month.

Hug a state park today! Or at least go spend some time in one to celebrate. Connecticut state parks are commemorating 100 years, and the year-long celebration begins this summer at the 107 parks across our state. Celebration activities include a Summer Outdoor Journey for those who enjoy outdoor sports. This 169-mile adventure (one mile per community) includes...

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Stop by for a dip. Our northeast corner offers some of Connecticut’s best state parks for swimming.

Stop by for a dip. Our northeast corner offers some of Connecticut’s best state parks for swimming.

There’s still time to get some swimming in before the summer’s over and why not try a lake! Visit our northeastern corner state parks for some of the best freshwater swimming holes around. Here are three of our favorites: Quaddick State Park, Thompson This park was a former fishing area of the Nipmuks, a central New England Native American tribe . It’s...

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Cruise into Putnam this Sunday, August 11, for the 8th Annual Main St. Car Cruise.

Cruise into Putnam this Sunday, August 11, for the 8th Annual Main St. Car Cruise.

Car enthusiasts, get ready – the 8th Annual Main St. Car Cruise is happening in Putnam this Sunday, Aug. 11. You’ll take in classic and custom cars, hot rods, cool bikes, a truck “Tug O War,” and a much-admired burnout pit. There will be trophies, stunts, both motorcycle and jet ski, drag races and burnouts galore – the kids will be in their...

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