At around hours outside of New York City and just 90 minutes from Boston, the charming town of Mystic, CT is one of the most popular fall getaways for those looking to escape the city and soak up the fresh air of Connecticut’s countryside. It’s not just the beautiful countryside that beckons them here, though. There are plenty of things to do in Mystic, Ct., not least of which is relaxing at our charming Bed and Breakfast.
Mystic is a small town, best known for its natural setting and nautical history, which is on display at the famous Mystic Seaport Museum. The town exudes plenty of that old New England charm you’ve come to know and love, and it offers the perfect weekend escape. At the heart of your stay in Mystic, you’ll find the exceptional accommodations offered by Stonecroft Country Inn, Mystic’s #1 rated Bed and Breakfast. This fall, discover new things to do in Mystic CT, and leave with unforgettable memories and plans to return again. Book your room at our Bed and Breakfast near Mystic today!
Our Favorite Things to do in Mystic CT This Fall
Fall is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful times of the year in New England with thousands flocking to our cities every year in search of vibrant fall foliage. If you’re never experienced fall in Connecticut, then you really should plan a trip up here this year. The heat of the summer has waned, too, which makes all of the things to do in Mystic CT that much more enjoyable.
The crisp and cool nights of fall herald in a new season; one where the trees outside begin their gradual changeover from the vibrant greens of summer to the stunning hues of fall. It is, without a doubt, one of our favorite times of year to be here in Mystic, and to share the sights, sounds, and smells of autumn with our guests. While enjoying this grand display of fall as much as possible is easily one of our favorite things to do in Mystic CT this fall, that’s not all there is to do here.
Here are a few other suggestions for how to enjoy the best fall getaway to the charming town of Mystic this fall.
- American’s maritime past is an important part of our collective history, and that’s on full display at the impressive Mystic Seaport Museum. The museum sits on 19-acres of the Mystic River and is touted as the largest and leading maritime museum in the country. Not only will you see vessels that are National Historic Landmarks, but you’ll see a working shipyard and a recreated 19th-century coastal village. It’s a wonderful journey through time.
- Get in on a little bit of this maritime history yourself, and sail aboard 81’ classic wooden Two-Masted Gaff Topsail Schooner, Argia. The journey will take you along the scenic coastline and the surrounding islands, and is phenomenal in the midst of fall foliage season. Another option to get out on the water is to take a sailing charter with Poet’s Lounge Sailing Charters.
- Enjoy the fall foliage along the Mystic River, while you wait for the unique Bascule Bridge to open. This historic bridge was built in 1922, and it opens every hour starting at 8:40 am and ending at 6:40 pm daily, much to the delight of visitors – and even locals, who never tire of this quaint view.
- Spend some time breathing deep in nature, with a walk through the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. There are more than 10 miles of hiking trails on this beautiful 350-acre sanctuary. It’s also a great place for birdwatching in the fall.
- The Mystic Aquarium is a pretty great place to spend an afternoon, especially if the weather isn’t cooperating outside. Our favorite thing to see at the aquarium are the beluga whales, which have a 750,000 gallon dedicated outdoor habitat.
- Visit Clyde’s Cider Mill, which is only open seasonally and is the oldest steam-operated mill of its kind left in the country.
- Though it’s not technically in Mystic, visiting the Old Lighthouse Museum is worth the small amount of time it’ll take to get there. It’s only seven minutes away in Stonington, but climbing the 29 stone steps to the top gives you an exceptional panoramic view of Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island.
- Sip on some regional wine! The Connecticut Wine Trail just so happens to be one of the fastest-growing wine regions in the country, which includes local wineries, Saltwater Farm Vineyard, and Stonington Vineyards.
- Enjoy walking through downtown Mystic, where you’ll find a number of great boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and more. Downtown Mystic is absolutely beautiful, especially when surrounded by the vibrant hues of autumn.
- Another great place to explore is the Olde Mystik Village, which is a recreated 18th century New England Village. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and browse the more than 60 small and unique shops.
The Best Bed and Breakfast for Fall Getaways
There’s only one Bed and Breakfast in Mystic, CT worth visiting, and that’s Stonecroft Country Inn. Not only are we close to all of the best things to do in Mystic CT, but we offer an incomparable lodging experience. Add to a delightful stay with us the colorful hues of fall, the delicious scents apple cider donuts in the air, and the crisp cool evenings, and you have the perfect recipe for a romantic getaway filled with fireside chats and a good bottle of wine.
With just 6 guest rooms and the 1807 House, you’ll feel as though you have your own private getaway at Stonecroft Country Inn. The pampering starts the moment you arrive. Between that and our comfortable beds, high-end amenities, and luxurious touches throughout, you may not want to leave the comfort of your room this fall – and that is perfectly ok, too!
Whatever it is you’re looking for this fall, you’ll find it in the charming town of Mystic, CT. Come share in some of our favorite things to do in Mystic this fall. Book your room at our #1-rated Bed and Breakfast today!