Mystic is a quaint Connecticut coastal town that is both historic and charming.
Mystic Seaport, the nation’s largest maritime museum, has an enormous collection of historic watercraft, including the 19th century Charles W. Morgan, the USA’s only surviving wooden whaling ship, and the USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine.
For a small village, Mystic is overflowing with must-see attractions. Explore historic downtown and its quaint shops then spend some time exploring the hiking trails, exhibits, nature and wildlife at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.
The village is located on the Mystic River, which flows into Long Island Sound, providing access to the sea. The Mystic River Bascule Bridge crosses the river in the center of the village.
And Yes The 1988 coming-of-age movie “Mystic Pizza,” starring Julia Roberts, was indeed based on a real restaurant in Mystic.
The name “Mystic” is derived from the Pequot term “missi-tuk”, describing a large river whose waters are driven into waves by tides or wind.