Highlights of Mystic Country - from an insider

What would a local treat you to if you were in from out of town? Our insider has dozens of answers – all posted on our affiliated site: seemysticcountryct.com!

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  • As sad as it makes us to see our too-short summer coming to an end, the further we get into August the closer we get to the fabulous agricultural activities that tell us fall is on the horizon. We have everything in Mystic Country, from huge country fairs to square dances to events designed solely […]

  • Mystic Country’s historic Roseland Cottage will once again host the Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan stallions Aug. 15-17 (2014). The Lipizzans are an annual event at Roseland, located in Woodstock, and a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The stallions are bred and trained by the Herrmann family, and the shows feature the stallions performing “Airs Above the […]

  •   The powerful traveling Smithsonian exhibit The Way We Worked’s latest tour stop is the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry, where it will remain through Sept. 14. 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 […]

  • Come to our seaside borough next weekend to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the Battle of Stonington and be part of this never-forgotten event in our history. Beginning Friday August 8 and continuing through Sunday August 10, the celebration includes historical events, walking tours, harbor tours and exhibits, all designed to tell the story of […]

  • We love classic cars. And in Mystic Country, we have plenty of opportunities to admire them. This summer, pack up your family of car fanatics and choose one of these antique or classic car shows: “Cruise Night” at Ocean Beach Park, New London Every Monday night, enjoy an antique car parade and music from the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 26 Arts, crafts, music and food […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]