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
Clyde's Cider Mill
B. F Clyde's Cider Mill is opened from September through December and is a grant place to go to watch cider being made and to bring it home to have in front of our new gas fireplace! They have homemade donuts there that are best eaten immediately when they are hot and also crisp apples for sale. . They also have all kinds of New England food products like maple syrup, honey, etc. There is a place that sells souvenirs and tee shirts as well as other things you don't need. It is a really fun place to go, especially with children. Clyde's was featured on the Food Network. An absolute Fall New England happening and only about ten to fifteen minutes from the house. They sometimes have a fiddling band there. I keep giving these times, but keep in mind the five minutes it takes to get off the island. Everything is really close.