From the early 1700’s to present, Mystic has been a bustling center of activity. During the 1800’s and early 1900’s it was a famous whaling and shipbuilding port. Today, the Mystic Seaport preserves that tradition for all to learn from with its restored whaling schooners and reenactments of that bygone era. The streets of Mystic are bordered with stately captains homes, many open for tours. Main Street is lined with a variety of shops for the casual shopper looking for that unique purchase. The local eateries offer a palette of appetizing selections.
Mystic intersects Route 1 between Groton, Connecticut and Westerly, Rhode Island. It is divided by the Mystic River; one side of Mystic is in the Town of Groton and the other side is in the Town of Stonington. It is said by the residents that Mystic is a “state of mind”.
Mystic is in close proximity to Bluff Point State Park, Beebe Pond and Haley Farm nature trails, and cultural activities such as the Lyman Allen Museum, Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, and the Garde Theatre.
For the sailor, the Mystic River opens out to Fisher’s Island Sound and the best sailing on the East Coast!
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