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Celebrate Moby Dick with a reading at the Mystic Seaport, July 31-Aug. 1.

Celebrate Moby Dick with a reading at the Mystic Seaport, July 31-Aug. 1.

Literary buffs, head down to the Mystic Seaport this week for the 29th annual celebration of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. It’s become an esteemed tradition at the Seaport to pay homage to this legendary literature of the sea. Beginning at noon on July 31, “Mr. Melville” will make his appearance at the Greenmanville Church and read the first chapter of...

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Tour area lighthouses with the Custom House Maritime Museum.

Tour area lighthouses with the Custom House Maritime Museum.

We’re all fascinated with lighthouses in pictures and seascapes. But how many of us have actually gotten to see any up close and personal? Now’s your chance.  The Custom House Maritime Museum offers lighthouse tours all summer and into the fall. The tours are 55 minutes on a small boat with only six passengers and a narrator, so it’s a wonderful chance...

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Eastern Connecticut’s Favorite Festivals and Fairs.

Festivals abound during Mystic Country’s summer months. Here’s a comprehensive list of our late summer not-to-be-missed! Old Lyme Mid-Summer Festival, July 25-26 Celebrating the town’s artistic heritage. 4th Friday Square Fair, July 25 Visit Storrs Center and check out local artists’ work. Colchester Twenty-Second Annual Festival on the Green, July...

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Classic boats and classic cars take over Mystic Seaport this weekend.

Classic boats and classic cars take over Mystic Seaport this weekend.

This weekend is for boat lovers at Mystic Seaport’s Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous. We look forward to this event all year long – it’s two days of classic boats, a parade on the water, and even some classic cars. The annual show, held on July 26-27 this year, features restored classics boats of all kinds, including cruisers, sailboats and...

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Get Inspired at the Florence Griswold Museum. On your terms.

Get Inspired at the Florence Griswold Museum. On your terms.

For artists, inspiration is as necessary as air to breathe. And sometimes, the best inspiration comes from simply being in a place where artists have walked since 1899. The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme is that place. Every day of the week, artists can be found on the grounds of the Home of American Impressionism, painting and making the art that fuels...

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Gorgeous gardens. Mystic Country’s got an abundance.

Gorgeous gardens. Mystic Country’s got an abundance.

It’s flower season here in Mystic Country, and there are a host of beautiful gardens and grounds to visit this month. On June 13th and 14th, the Stonington Garden Club is hosting its tri-annual Gardens by the Sea event, a walking tour of 10 private – and lovely – gardens in Stonington Village. These are the “secret gardens” that the public...

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Art, whaling while you mail. New London Post Office murals.

Art, whaling while you mail. New London Post Office murals.

The best sights you see on vacation are the ones you’re not expecting. With that in mind, when you’re in New London this summer checking out Sailfest or any of the other awesome events we have on the docket, make sure you stop by the post office.  Yes, the post office.   The lobby has murals you don’t want to miss, all part of a project known as “Art...

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Lobster Days are here again. This weekend at Mystic Seaport.

Lobster Days are here again. This weekend at Mystic Seaport.

If Lobster Days at Mystic Seaport aren’t your Memorial Day weekend tradition yet, why not start this year? This weekend, May 24-26, 2014 visit the Seaport and celebrate the holiday with a lobster-in-the-rough dinner – single or twin lobster, coleslaw, corn on the cob, lemonade or iced tea. Hot dog platters also available if lobsters aren’t your...

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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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Yankee Magazine’s Best of Connecticut 2014

Yankee Magazine’s Best of Connecticut 2014

Yankee Magazine’s roundup of the best places to visit in New England is out, and Mystic Country, Connecticut is featured prominently on the Connecticut Bests list! The annual feature is in Yankee‘s May/June issue and is focused on attractions, lodging, dining and the seacoast, among others in all New England states. We love what they selected this year,...

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