The village of Mystic has imaginatively recaptured the seafaring spirit of the 18th and 19th centuries. Some of the nation’s fastest clipper ships were built here in the mid-19th century, and the busy river and harbor still echo from those earlier days. Downtown you find a varied collection of boutiques, galleries, bookshops, restaurants, and ice-cream parlors, all within a few blocks of the river. A unique Bascule drawbridge, which raises at a quarter past each hour during summer daylight hours, connects the two banks of the river in the middle of the village. (Mystic village is somewhat unusual — and confusing — in that its west-bank side is part of the town of Groton and the east-bank side belongs to the town of Stonington.) Mystic Seaport is the country’s largest maritime-history museum; Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration is a major draw. But there are also beaches
and parks and plenty of places for birdwatching, sailing, kayaking, fishing, and horseback riding. cruises
leave from the seaport area. This chapter covers a complete weekend getaway. Inside you'll find information on what to see and do, tours, sports, shopping, local events, lodging, dining, and essential travel information
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