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Your Vacation Guide to Mystic, CT

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Your Vacation Guide to Mystic, CT

Young couple hiking in the woods in the fall and exploring scenic places in CT

Outdoor Activities

Stonecroft Country Inn offers the best of both worlds—a premium location in the countryside, nestled in the woods and away from civilization but conveniently 10 minutes away from Mystic’s downtown area. It’s great news for nature lovers! The inn itself offers a great occasion to reconnect with nature, but it also presents many opportunities for great outdoor adventures. You can drive to several state parks to hike or take a stroll, even go on a picnic. You can also leave the land and hop on a cruise on the Mystic River! After all, Mystic is a coastal town and the water activities out here are prominent. Whatever you decide to do, one thing is for sure: a wonderful adventure awaits!

Hiking and State Parks

Bluff Point State Park

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https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325178

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

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https://dpnc.org

Lantern Hill Trail

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https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/connecticut/lantern-hill-trail

Haley Farm State Park

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https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325208

Harkness Memorial State Park

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https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325214

Gillette Castle State Park

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https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325204&deepNav_GID=1650%20

Devil’s Hopyard State Park

Our Rating:

https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325188&deepNav_GID=1650

Biking

Mystic Community Bikes

Our Rating:

https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325188&deepNav_GID=1650

Mystic Bike Rentals

http://mysticbikerentals.com

Sailing and Boating

Schooner Argia

https://www.argiamystic.com

Schooner Brilliant

https://www.mysticseaport.org/locations/brilliant/

Steamboat Sabino

https://www.mysticseaport.org/locations/sabino/

Mystic Whaler

https://mysticwhalercruises.com

RiverQuest Boat Cruises

https://ctriverquest.com

Project Oceanology

https://www.oceanology.org

Essex Steam Train

http://essexsteamtrain.com

Kayaking

Riverdog Kayak and Paddle Board Rentals

http://thisismystic.com/to-do/recreation/riverdog-kayak-paddle-board-rentals/

Connecticut Coastal Kayaking

http://www.campdirectorsresources.com/item/89407/connecticut-coastal-kayaking

Beaches

Misquamicut State Beach

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http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationMisquamicut.html

Eastern Point Beach

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https://cityofgroton.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=4554

Ocean Beach Park

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http://ocean-beach-park.com

Farm Experiences

Holmberg Orchards

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http://holmbergorchards.com

Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream

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https://www.buttonwoodfarmicecream.com

Ledyard Up-Down Sawmill

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http://www.ledyardsawmill.org

Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm

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http://www.ekonkhillturkeyfarm.com

Preston Farms

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http://prestonfarmscornmaze.com

Horseback Riding

Leaning Birch Equestrian Center

Our Rating:

http://www.thelbec.com

Outback Stables

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https://www.facebook.com/outback.stables/

Couple enjoying the perfect winter getaway in Mystic, CT, cuddling in the snow

Activities and Entertainment

Gorgeous landscapes and scenic boat rides aren’t the only great assets of Mystic. There’s a variety of activities and entertainment you can do once you get back into town. Go out for a fun happy hour with your significant other and friends, find unique gifts in the various shops, visit intriguing museums like Seaport and the aquarium, or attend concerts and live theater performances at night. Read through our list and take notes of your favorites!

Theaters and Entertainment Venues

Mohegan Sun Casino

Our Rating:

https://mohegansun.com

Foxwoods Casino

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https://www.foxwoods.com/default.aspx

Garde Arts Center

Our Rating:

https://gardearts.org

Godspeed Opera House

Our Rating:

https://www.goodspeed.org

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

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https://www.theoneill.org

Shopping

Olde Mistick Village

Our Rating:

https://www.oldemistickvillage.com

Mystic Downtown Merchants

Our Rating:

http://thisismystic.com/downtown/

Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods Casino

Our Rating:

https://www.tangeroutlet.com/foxwoods

Crystal Mall

Our Rating:

https://www.simon.com/mall/crystal-mall

Museums

Mystic Seaport Museum

Our Rating:

https://www.mysticseaport.org

Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration

Our Rating:

http://www.mysticaquarium.org

Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Museum

Our Rating:

http://www.pequotmuseum.org/default.aspx

Florence Griswold Museum

Our Rating:

https://florencegriswoldmuseum.org

Slater Memorial Museum

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https://www.slatermuseum.org

Stonington’s Old Lighthouse Museum

Our Rating:

https://www.stoningtonhistory.org/?id=7

The Dennison Homestead

Our Rating:

https://www.denisonhomestead.org

Mystic Arts Center

Our Rating:

https://www.mysticmuseumofart.org

Connecticut River Museum

Our Rating:

http://www.ctrivermuseum.org

Historic Ship Nautilus and Submarine Force Museum

Our Rating:

http://ussnautilus.org

Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Our Rating:

https://www.lymanallyn.org

Connecticut Art Trail

Our Rating:

https://ctarttrail.org

Nearby Colleges and Universities

Connecticut College

https://www.conncoll.edu

University of Connecticut

https://uconn.edu

U.S. Coast Guard Academy

https://www.uscga.edu

Mitchell College

http://mitchell.edu

Lyme Academy of Fine Arts

https://www.newhaven.edu/lyme/

Dining

No great vacation is complete with delicious, local food. Mystic boasts some of the finest and most authentic New England dishes. If you’re a seafood lover, you’ll enjoy all the downtown marina restaurants, with their mouth-watering oysters, clam chowders, flounders, and other fish specialties. Some establishments offer a unique travel-back-in-time experience, such as the Daniel Packer Inne Restaurant and Tavern that was built in 1754! Whatever ambiance you seek, you’re sure to find it in Mystic.

Restaurants

Oyster Club

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Local Bounty From Farm and Sea

http://www.oysterclubct.com

Bravo Bravo

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Italian Cuisine

https://bravobravoct.com

Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough

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Seafood

http://abbottslobster.com

Costello’s Clam Shack

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Seafood

http://costellosclamshack.com

S&P Oyster Company

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Seafood

http://sp-oyster.com

Captain Daniel Packer Inne Restaurant & Pub

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Pub Fare

http://danielpacker.com/

Engine Room

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Burgers

http://www.engineroomct.com

Dog Watch Café

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Seafood, Flatbreads, Sandwiches

https://dogwatchcafe.com

Noah’s Restaurant

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Casual Fine Dining

https://noahsfinefood.com

Pizzetta

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Gourmet Pizza

http://www.pizzettamystic.com

Mystic Pizza

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Nostalgic Pizza Joint

http://www.mysticpizza.com

Vineyards and Wineries

Stonington Vineyards

Our Rating:

http://stoningtonvineyards.com

Jonathan Edwards Winery

Our Rating:

http://www.jedwardswinery.com

Maugle Sierra

Our Rating:

http://mauglesierravineyards.com

Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Our Rating:

https://www.saltwaterfarmvineyard.com

Microbreweries and Cideries

Beer’d Brewing Co.

Our Rating:

https://beerdbrewing.com

Cottrell Brewing Co.

Our Rating:

http://www.cottrellbrewing.com

BF Clyde’s Cider Mill

Our Rating:

http://clydescidermill.com

Enjoy some of the many Mystic Seaport events

Events and Festivals

No matter what time of year you visit Mystic, there’s always something going on. Attend one of the local festivals or events and experience this coastal destination like a true native! From music festivals to boat shows, 4th of July celebrations, food and wine events, and holiday specials, you won’t have time to get bored!

January

Moby-Dick Marathon

https://www.whalingmuseum.org/programs/moby-dick-marathon-2019/

February

Chowder Cook-Off & Cabin Fever Festival

http://thisismystic.com/event/2019-chowder-cook-off-cabin-fever-festival/

May

June

The WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport

https://www.mysticseaport.org/event/the-woodenboat-show/

Taste of Mystic Food and Music Festival

https://www.tasteofmystic.com

Sea Music Festival

https://www.mysticseaport.org/event/sea-music-festival/

July

Sailfest and Fireworks

http://sailfest.org/fireworks/

August

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

https://www.mysticchamber.org/events/mystic-outdoor-art-festival

October

Chowder Days

https://www.mysticseaport.org/event/chowder-days/

November

Mystic Restaurant Week

http://www.connecticutrestaurantweek.com/restaurant-weeks-ct/mystic-restaurant-week/

Lantern Light Tours

https://www.mysticseaport.org/event/lantern-light-tours-2/

December

Lantern Light Tours

https://www.mysticseaport.org/event/lantern-light-tours-2/

Accommodations

Stonecroft Country Inn is a unique B&B that offers two experiences in one place. The 1807 house welcomes you for an authentic and historical experience. Our four rooms boast unique decor in Connecticut’s traditions and a cozy atmosphere. You’ll love the wood-plank floors and the 18th-century structure. The Yellow Barn, on the other hand, is a more modern, yet still cozy and authentic option. It’s ideal for couples and groups of friends wanting privacy and modern amenities such as bubbling Jacuzzi tubs. Browse our selection below and pick your favorite!

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The Stonecroft

$165 to $199

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Shubel Suite

$285 to $325

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