Best Places for Dining, Shopping, and Sightseeing Near Mystic CT
Travel Guide by Glori Law
There are an incredible number of things to do year round in the Mystic area. We constantly update this guide based on our own experiences and with feedback from our guests, who now total over 120 rentals. We have gotten a good idea of what is worthwhile and what isn't. Our goal is to provide visitors with ideas and descriptions that will help to make their visit memorable. We don't get any favors, freebies, gifts etc. from any of the sites we mention.
To the left is the steamboat Sabino that is the oldest wooden, coal-fired steamboat in regular operation in the U.S. Built in 1908 in East Boothbay, Maine. It still has the original engine! It leaves from the Mystic Seaport and cruises up the Mystic river right in front of our house
Wehpittituck Farm, at 211 Cove Road in Stonington, is a must see for it's New England beauty. It is about 10 minutes from the house and is a another honor system Farmer's market that is always open. You can buy eggs and what ever the harvest of the day is. There may be greens, flowers, beets, beans, radishes or whatever else is in season.This is a photographers paradise. I can not begin to describe the spectacular setting of the place! It is a farm set on a hillside that dates back to the early 1700's , with old barns, criss-crossing stone walls, flowers, farm animals, dappled sunlight and my adjectives could go on and on! It is a feeling of stepping into a different time in a real rather then contrived kind of way. When in Mystic I have to visit there at least once a week just to get a fix of its beauty and tranquility. This is a special place that most visitors to Mystic would not know about and it is just minutes from our home!