"Many faces of Mystic....." Top 5 Page for this destination Mystic by Pawtuxet

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Over the years we've spent a lot of time doing day trips to Mystic. It's just far enough away so we feel as if we've been somewhere.... but not so far that you can't just pick up and go whenever you feel the need to get out of town. Nice to have places like that around....and we have many of them in New England.

Mystic has many little corners to explore and enjoy. We used to enjoy taking our kids when they were young. There is an old Cider Mill on the National Historic Register... where you can watch the apples come down the chute and into the big flat trays, one on top of the other... and then pressed until the cider flows out through a tube into a vat downstairs. It's all powered by an old Ford engine. Kids can buy penny candy or you can find pumpkins and straw flowers. They are the only ones holding a license to make hard cider in all of New England, I believe.
There is a draw bridge... which my kids used to love to watch going up and down as the boats passed through. A small town sits at the edge of the river...where you might find a lunch room or an interesting shop to browse. The Museum village of Mystic Seaport is just up the road.. follow the signs. I have another page devoted to the Seaport. Hope you will click on Seaport
Finally.... as if that wasn't enough for a little place like Mystic.... there is another MYSTIC VILLAGE. This one is a reproduction village which was assembled for the purpose of trade. It's a charming shopping community where you can find lunch, homemade fudge, see a movie or buy western jewelry.
One day or many visits...there are always more things to see and do.

Town of Mystic

This was always one of my family's favorites in Mystic....especially in the summer months. It is a working draw bridge as you enter the actual town of Mystic. In warm weather, traffic is stopped repeatedly throughout the day (especially on weekends) while the bridge is lifted to allow tall sail boats and other large craft to pass under. Yes, it's old fashioned. You don't see them often. Some people get very annoyed with being held up in the traffic. Relax. Get an ice cream cone and sit in the sun watching the activity. It really is fascinating. There is a park along side the river where you can find a place to sit.

  • Last visit to Mystic: Jan 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Gypsystravels's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2015 at 6:29 AM

    Mystic is a great place which I enjoy visiting, but I need to explore the town a bit more.

    • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
      Aug 6, 2015 at 4:48 AM

      Thanks for the visit. Hope you do explore further. There is a lot packed into that little town.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Nice page

    • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
      Apr 5, 2013 at 7:19 PM

      Just Maine and Boston area, will be in Conneticut for work next week and hoped to get over here if i have free time

    • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
      Apr 6, 2013 at 4:23 AM

      Hope you wil make it to Mystic. town is small, but seaport village has much to explore. Weather might still be a bit chilly and you would be just ahead of total blossoms.. but enjoy nonetheless.

  • jelw's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    We'll be in Mystic on Wednesday then on up to Chatham. Thanks for the tips!

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2009 at 6:51 AM

    New England in all its charm - I loved it - was mesmerized just standing on the bridge. Great page - triggered great memories. Grazie, <(??)>

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    Mystic looks like a pleasant place to visit! I love the ducks!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2008 at 8:15 AM

    Just loved the name Mystic :) seems charming & I do love to watch the ducks

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:56 PM

    That's a charming place in a beautiful area. The lovely wooden houses, the duck pond and the drawbridge all look attractive in a quaint sort of way. Your husband does look funny with that look of urgency in his face. I think he would be a good actor.

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    A very pretty little place, I'm always fascinated by the different wooden buildings - even if erected with one eye on the tourist trade!

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    A nice little reminder of Mystic--I loved the bridge, also!

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2008 at 7:15 AM

    Another little gem. Looks nice and peaceful, or am I wrong?


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