Mystic, CT —
Like the Locals do

At the crossroads of four major Northeastern cities, Mystic lies halfway between Boston and New York, north to south and halfway between Providence and Hartford, east to west. Here are my top five attractions for Mystic to someone visiting from the local who knows best.

Downtown Mystic has a thriving nightlife and restaurant scene. An absolute must is the Oyster Club for their Connecticut-style lobster rolls, warm and buttery and straight from the ocean to your plate. You have to get some Fishers Island and Watch Hill oysters to start, as they are locals!

I get fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables, cheeses and honey at our year-round farmers market on Saturdays in nearby Stonington Borough. It’s on a mile-long peninsula jutting into Fisher’s Island Sound and Little Narragansett Bay and has been called “the most beautiful seaside village in New England.” With a briney sea breeze in the air, you can walk among the historic homes and gardens of 19th-century sea captains. On the point, you’ll find quiet, sandy Dubois Beach and the Old Lighthouse museum which explains the maritime heritage of the village and offers a clear day view from the tower spanning three states.

"Downtown Mystic has a thriving nightlife and restaurant scene."

Rent a kayak from Blue Heaven company at any time of year (I kayak year round in Mystic). Mystic sits astride the Mystic River and is really the hub of the two towns beside it, Stonington and Groton. Just outside the mouth of the river, you’ll find some of best boating and sailing in Connecticut, in the Long Island Sound-protected waters. You can kayak under the historic Mystic drawbridge or past the Mystic Seaport, a historic and educational site very important in the coastal history of the United States, primarily because of shipbuilding. I highly recommend ditching the kayak for a visit here, where you can walk into all of the old structures and ships and learn about the old New England whaling industry.

Visit the Arts Cafe, a monthly event at the Mystic Museum of Art featuring nationally recognized poets doing readings, visual arts and rising local musicians of all kinds. The Museum is a great attraction for out-of-towners, and holds a ton of fancy events from weddings to company parties.

We have several wonderful craft breweries and wineries to stop by on your way out of town, so take your pick. Beer'd Brewing, Cottrell Brewing, Outer Light Brewing, Jonathan Edwards Winery and Salt Water Farms Winery are all within 20 minutes of each other.

Featured Listings

11 Main St, Stonington (Old Mystic), CT 06355

Price Reduced! Base prices are now $16/sf on the first floor and $18/sf on the second floor, but some spaces are priced individually. Welcome to the Historic Old Mystic Mill, a fully restored brick building located 1 mile from I-95, directly on the Mystic River. Beautiful Class A office spaces ranging from 100 sq ft single room office with access to shared conference room and customer waiting area, all the way up to a 6,000 sq ft office suite, which we can build out to suit your needs. There is truly something for any business at the Historic Old Mystic Mill! Amenities include: conference rooms, kitchen, showers, 100 parking spaces, and a beautiful courtyard where you can sit and watch the ducks float by on the river. You've got to see it!

132 High Meadow Ln, Groton (Mystic-Groton), CT 06355

Beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bath Colonial Home located in Desirable Mystic Neighborhood! The Fabulous Open Floor Plan and Large Deck make for Perfect Entertaining! The rear yard backs up to the 140 acres of Pequot Woods, so peaceful and quiet! Nature enthusiasts will love the hiking trails and wildlife viewing right out your back door! This property features High Ceilings with lots of light, Hardwood Floors, Fireplace, Central Vacuum System, Bonus Room, Central Air, Double Oil Tanks and a Beautiful Kitchen with Custom Cabinetry and a large pantry. Work from home in the main floor den with built-in book shelves, reading nook and a desk! Walk or bike to Downtown Mystic! Enjoy all the shoreline amenities including restaurants, shopping and water activities. Close to Electric Boat and the Navy Subase!

45 Pearl St, Groton (Mystic-Groton), CT 06355

In Mystic's Historic District sits this very special home that offers a fantastic lifestyle as well as comfort - all within a short stroll of everything the downtown area offers; eateries, bakeries, gathering spots and the many special events in and around the Mystic River Park. A ground floor accessory apartment complete with kitchen and bath - where the original Pearl Street Grocer used to be - is perfect for use as in-law, guest space or rental income. Another guest suite with private bath is also located on this easy access living level. The 1st upper story houses the eat-in-kitchen, formal dining room with gas-lit fireplace, office and living room. From the entry foyer off the elevated porch, a stairway with its antique banister and fabulous faux painted walls leads up for two more bedrooms and a beautifully renovated bathroom with soaking tub and separate shower.

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