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This weekend in Mystic Country, August 28-30, 2015: Brooklyn Fair, Schemitzun & More

This weekend in Mystic Country, August 28-30, 2015: Brooklyn Fair, Schemitzun & More

A weekend full of pride in culture, tradition, food, music and yourself. Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Mystic Country: Food, fun and ferris wheels. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Fair/Laura Stone. Brooklyn Fair August 27-30 / Brooklyn Fair Grounds The oldest continuously active agricultural fair in the United States. Running Aug. 27-30, this...

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Summer savings in Mystic Country

Summer savings in Mystic Country

Savor the remaining moments of summer in eastern Connecticut with some hot savings at Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, Olde Mistick Village, Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods and more. Image courtesy of Mystic Aquarium/Ryan Donnell Mystic Pass Card & Mystic Pass Plus Mystic Aquarium & Mystic Seaport, Mystic mystic.org/mysticpass If you are thinking about visiting...

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Happy 4th of July! Celebrate in Mystic Country.

Happy 4th of July! Celebrate in Mystic Country.

We’ve got a jam-packed calendar for July 4th here in Mystic Country, with events all over the area celebrating Independence Day. From Mystic to Woodstock, we have something for everyone. At Mystic Seaport, celebrate Independence Day like they did in 1876 with Civil War-era military exercises, boat races, fun old-fashioned games for the kids—including croquet—and...

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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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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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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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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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This month was made for walking. Walktober in The Last Green Valley.

This month was made for walking. Walktober in The Last Green Valley.

Get your walking shoes out, it’s Walktober time! Throughout the month of October, you can choose from more than 107 guided hikes and walking tours – as well as a few kayak and bike trips – through The Last Green Valley. These tours are a fabulous way to see the hidden corners of our area, enjoy the outdoors, learn some history and culture and...

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Blue Slope Farm celebrates fall with the annual Fall Tyme Festival.

Blue Slope Farm celebrates fall with the annual Fall Tyme Festival.

Spend a day experiencing authentic farm life on one of our favorite farms. October 4-5, 2014 Blue Slope Farm and Country Museum is hosting its annual Fall Tyme Festival. Visitors will get to check out all kinds of farm paraphernalia, like antique cars, engines and tractors and hay balers; observe cow milking, spinning, weaving and blacksmithing; and see the working...

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Animals, hiking and fishing are all part of the Bakerwoods Farm charm.

Animals, hiking and fishing are all part of the Bakerwoods Farm charm.

This quirky venue owned by the Baker family since the 1940s is located on 150 acres in the quiet woods of Ashford. It’s a great place to bring the kids. There are walking trails (populated by gnomes and “ancient faces”), a fishing pond (BYO equipment), and all manner of animals to pet and feed, including ducks, chickens & other birds, goats, sheep,...

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