Fall is a beautiful time of year in New England and especially in the Mystic Connecticut area. Not as hot as the action packed summer and not as crowded but still with buckets of things to do!
Enjoy the changing leaves along the river while experiencing all there is to do in Mystic. Farmer's markets, pumpkin carving, winery visits, corn maze's, haunted tours, fall foliage river tours, kayaking, hiking, vineyard visits, cider mills, and much more.
Satisfy your fall apple craving at Clyde's Cider Mill with an apple cider donut, cold sweet cider, hard cider or apple wine! Enjoy your snacks among picnic tables and chairs arranged throughout the property. In the mill they still use the original pressing machinery from 1898. Clyde's Cider Mill is a National Historic Landmark. This quaint mill is the last steam powered mill in the country and run by the 6th generation Clyde family.
We did our fall bracelet shoot here and enjoyed some Mystic Mango hard cider.
Haunted Tours - Seaside Shadows
Learn about local legends and spooks when you take a Seaside Shadows Downtown Mystic Tour or Mystic Moonlit Graveyard Tour. The Seaside Shadows Team will take you by lantern light through Downtown's busy areas of shops and restaurants surrounding the drawbridge while telling tales and revealing local legends. The cemetery tours travel through the Whitehall Burial Ground where you will learn about the Whitehall Mansion ghosts. Visit seasideshadows.com for the spooky details!
Holy Ghost Club Fish & Chips
This is a fun group and well known for their fish and chips. Located in the beautiful Stonington Borough. Friday Fish and Chips Oct. 6 - Nov. 17. Visit the site for more details. holyghostclub.com
Mystic River Cruises
For a wonderful, historical river tour, weather permitting, give them a call for a cruise on an antique picnic boat built in 1947. The experienced captain will take you back in time as he talks about Mystic history and his favorite Mystic areas. mysticrivercruises.com
Who doesn't love strolling through the vineyard fields on a cool fall day? A wonderful vineyard with a nice tasting room and outdoor seating. stoningtonvineyards.com
26th Annual Antique Vehicle Show at the Mystic Seaport
Visit Mystic Seaport Sept. 23 for a step back in time on the grounds of their maritime village. Over 100 pre 1932 vintage cars. More details at mystic seaport.
Mystic Area Farmer's Markets
There are quite a few local farmer's markets, including actual farm stands that celebrate fall with all the seasonal treats and even some pumpkin painting and corn mazes. Apparently the whole state of Connecticut is known for incredible corn mazes! Start your corn maze and farmer's market search at thisismystic.com
Nature Trail, Pequotsepos Nature Center
A great family place for a fall hike is the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. Check them out at dpnc.org
Relax At Saltwater Farm Vineyard
Located in nearby Stonington, a great place to visit anytime. The main building is a re-designed airplane hangar and there is lot's of history to read about here! Wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle and you can bring your own food. saltwaterfarmvineyard.com