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
Eastern Point Beach
Eastern Point Beach is located in Groton. It is a difficult destination in the summer as it is small and crowded, but a fantastic place to go Fall through Spring. This is a great place to go to see lighthouses , crashing surf on rocks and an occasional submarine rising from the water. Another wonderful place to take pictures. While you are there check out The University of Connecticut Avery Point campus which is just a few hundred yards to the east of Eastern Point. This small campus has to be one of the most unique and beautiful in the country!