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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.
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.
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