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4 generation walking tour, family discovers Mystic

Well this was a first for Mystic Revealed walking tours.  A 94 year old Great Grandmother accompanied her daughter, her granddaughter, her son-in-law, and her great grandson on a 2-hour walking and history tour of Mystic. Congratulations for 4 generations of fitness, activity and downright spunk! While the young parents juggled the toddler, car seat,…

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July 10, 2019

Mystic Walking tours…..yes they exist

Well I’ve been runnning Mystic walking tours for 90 days now (more as the weather has improved)….so yes, Mystic walking tours exist.  Several visitors have told me they struggled to find a guided tour doing their web search  —- self-guided tours seem to show up first.  This is understandable, Mystic Revealed is a brand new…

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June 26, 2019

Local guide, local tours, local culture…..experiencing the new

Not everyone likes to travel. Some crave the familiarity of their own town, their own home, their own bed, their own friends, and their own food. They find new things stressful. The culture of ‘home’ is plenty. I get it. That’s a thing. Some days I feel that way. But more often I crave the…

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June 17, 2019

Six (other) cool things to see in Mystic (off the beaten path)

The Aquarium is great, the Mystic Seaport Museum is awesome, and you gotta take a selfie under the Mystic Pizza sign (“a slice of heaven”).  OK, but that ain’t everything by a long shot.  We do walking and food tours around town, and depending on your area of interest, here are nine OTHER cool things…

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June 4, 2019

First Food Tour of Mystic, Noank, Stonington (history included!)

History tour with food included?  Or Food tour with history included?  Take your pick.  The very first Mystic Revealed “3 Seacoast Villages” food tour of Noank, Stonington and Mystic was blessed by a beautiful Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.  The sun gleamed on fresh lobster rolls from Ford’s Lobster at our first stop.  Boat traffic…

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May 29, 2019

A view from the bridge

No walking tour or history tour or food tour of Mystic is complete without a “view from the bridge”.  The current bascule bridge over the Mystic River has been operating since 1922 — but folks have been crossing some kind of bridge at that location for over 200 years. Early crossers would have seen large…

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May 20, 2019

Farm, Table, Food, History, Stonington, Tour

On one of May’s few good weather days, we toured a fascinating 63 acre, 250 year old local treasure. Before the Revolution, before whaling, before shipbuilding, before manufacturing and before tourism, this area was about farms.  Despite the rugged terrain and the brutal weather, the earliest colonial homesteads were farms.  Most are now gone, but…

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May 19, 2019

That day in May, a walk through Mystic

Remember that nice day in May?  (One of the very few).  It was a Saturday, I parked at the far end of Holmes Street and wandered toward Schooner Wharf soaking up the sunshine and admiring the ‘golden hour’ light bouncing off the homes.  Awesome. Because Mystic is a small town, and because there’s a certain…

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May 13, 2019

Our own Central Park (with nature, ruins and wildlife!)

Right in our midst, directly contiguous to Mystic residential and commercial areas… a massive sprawling complex of green space, woods, groomed hiking trails and historic preservation.  You can hike, bike and frolic to your hearts content literally minutes from town. In a previous post, we noted Schooner Wharf as Mystics’s own cool “DUMBO” neighborhood.  To…

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May 10, 2019

Schooner Wharf – walking guided tours get you off the beaten path

If you’ve traveled, and you’ve told people you’re from Mystic, you have probably heard something like “…oooh, have you had Mystic Pizza?,,,”, or “…oooh I love all those shops on the highway…”, or “…ooh, do you live near the Aquarium?…”   OK, yes those things are Mystic and we’re glad to have them, but there…

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May 8, 2019

Top Mystic attraction that never fails to deliver: The Sky

American impressionist Charles Davis was one of the early artists to discover Mystic, and led the first of several waves that were enthralled with Mystic, Noank and the surrounding areas.  The key attractions of these seacoast villages were the same as they are today:  easy access to New York and Boston, stone walls and rocky…

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May 6, 2019

Mystic’s historic eras

Mystic’s current charm includes major attractions such as the Aquarium and the Seaport, and an eclectic mix of unique galleries, shops and eateries.  Being spread along the river and adjacent to the rocky coastline provides an often stunning physical beauty but what can really grab you as you walk and tour the town is the…

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May 1, 2019