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Mystic Country this weekend. Aug 14-16, 2015 – ComiCon, Lippizzan Stallions, Food Truck Festival & more

Mystic Country this weekend. Aug 14-16, 2015 – ComiCon, Lippizzan Stallions, Food Truck Festival & more

Hermann’s Royal Lippizzan Stallions perform at Roseland Cottage, Woodstock. Holy weekend, Batman, this Friday through Sunday in eastern Connecticut is filled with some talented horses, downtown sidewalk sales, a waterfront food truck festival and, of course, the ever popular Connecticut ComiCon. Set your phasers to “stunning weekend in Mystic Country”...

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Lighting the Way – Connecticut’s Lighthouses

Visits to New England always conjure up visions of lighthouses, romantic stories about sailors out to sea, tragedies playing out amidst crashing waves and storms. For me, at least. I love lighthouses, and I love using my imagination to create stories around the structures. If you’re anything like me and this interests you, you’ll have plenty of chances to...

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Connecticut Open House Day, Saturday June 13.

Connecticut Open House Day, Saturday June 13.

Whether you’re from Connecticut, a regular visitor or planning your first trip, CT Open House Day is a fabulous way to get acquainted with who we are. On June 13, attractions, events and specials are planned all across the state to highlight tourism, art and history. But if you’re planning on a visit to Mystic Country we figure you won’t want to leave when...

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2015-2016 Mystic Country Visitors Guide is now available.

The 2015-2016 Mystic Country Official Visitors Guide, has just been released. This complimentary guide is the region’s largest tourism publication and covers 42 towns and two casinos in eastern Connecticut, a region also known as Mystic Country. “Packaging all of eastern Connecticut as one destination encourages our guests to explore beyond our major attractions,...

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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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Spend Christmas Eve in 1876 at a Lantern Light Tour.

Spend Christmas Eve in 1876 at a Lantern Light Tour.

One of our favorite holiday traditions kicks off Nov. 29 – Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport. This is the 35th installment of the event, which features an original script written by playwright Jacques Lamarre inspired by the classic Twelve Days of Christmas. And we guarantee it will bring some laughs! The tours are 70 minutes, and guests follow the...

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Traveling Smithsonian exhibit “The way we worked” visits Groton Public Library.

Traveling Smithsonian exhibit “The way we worked” visits Groton Public Library.

The powerful traveling Smithsonian exhibit The Way We Worked’s latest tour stop is the Groton Public Library, from November 8 through December 21, 2014. This exhibit documents the diversity of the American workforce through the years, detailing the different types of work and the ways that work has enhanced our country, from miners to truckers to factory and...

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Pequot Museum.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Pequot Museum.

November is Native American Heritage Month, and the beautiful Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center has been rolling out some wonderful events. Next up are a number of interesting films and lectures as well as some unique must-dos. The Pequot Cafe will be offering traditional Thanksgiving fare at the Pequot Cafeteria Wednesday, Nov. 26 -29 from 11...

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Halloween Happenings in Mystic Country. Always a frightfully good time!

Halloween Happenings in Mystic Country. Always a frightfully good time!

Courtesy of Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country Time to get your scare on! It’s Halloween season in Mystic Country! We have everything from haunted houses to pick-your-own pumpkins – something for everyone. If you’re really into frights, check out the Dark Manor Haunted House in Norwich – voted the scariest haunted house in the state....

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Arts, crafts, history and a perfect fall weekend. Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival.

Arts, crafts, history and a perfect fall weekend. Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival.

More than 175 New England artisans will display their wares this weekend at the Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in Woodstock. From 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18-19, stop by for the juried art show and shopping galore, with jewelry, pottery, paintings, clothing, toys, glass and much more for sale. There’s live music, a food court and tours...

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