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
Cows and Cones
Cows and Cones is a farm in Gales Ferry that has fantastic ice cream. They usually have a few pigs, cows, donkeys, chickens etc, but it is the ice cream that makes the trip worth it. This would be a good place to stop after going to see the submarine, Nautilus , or if you were going to Holberg Orchards. It is about an hour away.