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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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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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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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Lighting the way – Firefly Walks at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.

Lighting the way – Firefly Walks at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.

  Fireflies have to be one of nature’s best creations. We just think they’re the coolest little friends, the way they light up our summer nights. This summer, you don’t have to leave firefly sightings to chance. The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center is offering three Firefly Walks through early July – a great activity to do as a family when you’re...

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Hit the trails with us. Connecticut Trails Day Weekend, June 7-8.

Hit the trails with us. Connecticut Trails Day Weekend, June 7-8.

Happy trails to you! June 7-8 is Connecticut Trails Day Weekend, and there’s tons of activities for all you outdoorsy types at state parks and forests. Hiking, biking, running, walking, bird watching, horseback riding, we have it all – over 250 events to choose from statewide. And there are tons of volunteers from all areas – parks and rec, historical...

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Rolling down the river at Willimantic Riverfest, Saturday, May 17.

Rolling down the river at Willimantic Riverfest, Saturday, May 17.

Willimantic’s Riverfest is Saturday, May 17. Riverfest is an awesome way to get outside and enjoy the weather, while seeing the best of Willimantic from a totally new view – the river. There’s a river paddle portion of the day beginning at 9 a.m. (boats need to be dropped off in Mansfield, check the website for details). If you’re not into boating,...

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