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  • May 15, 2024 3 min read



    It was one of the first beautiful days of spring and I had to get out of the shop to search for blog material, right! Caught the Argia backing down off her dock and doing a 3 point turn in the river. Pretty cool to watch. You can sign up for daysails or short tours on this schooner.



    Mystic River Park. These benches on the river are a well kept secret, so nice to sit here and take in the beauty year round and the boat traffic in the summer.



    Mystic Knotwork. Our shop on Cottrell St., overlooks the park and the river. You will often see us running out the door when one of the famous large ships waits for the bridge to open. Or sitting on the porch in an Adirondack chair tying knots.



    The Whaler's Inn, on the corner of Cottrell and East Main St., across the street from our other shop. The Inn is a true in-town hotel with a restaurant, The Farmer's Daughter. Very nice indeed.

    Our Holmes St. shop, at the lighthouse, has all our knotty stuff and other products from local artisans. It is wheelchair accessible.


    Some of the colors of our coaster sets. There are 18 colors in all!



    When leaving the Holmes St. shop take a right staying on Holmes. You will find The Engine Room restaurant on the right. Looks like they have a new outdoor porch on their deck.



    Across the street, a bunch of shops, Lis Bakery and Schooner Wharf. Adventure Mystic rents kayaks and bikes here in the summer.



    Private docks at Schooner Wharf.

    View from the wharf area of Mystic Seaport. Sailing Vessel Coronet can be seen still under her white cover.



    Street side shops of Holmes St., Adventure Mystic and right beyond, Karma Kitchen Mystic and Juicery, and yes deliciously fresh. Also a part of these unique shops, Mystic Nautical Marine Consignment, unique with its new boating and fishing gear, vintage, older's like a museum! After that, my friend Chuck's shop, The Nantucket Trader Antiques and Collectibles. He is quite a collector!

    Heading back towards the bridge the S&P Oyster Restaurant and Bar is on your right, you can't miss it! Fabulous outdoor patio, gardens and views of the bridge and river.

    A new sitting area in the S&P gardens.
    They even have some handy signs to help with tagging.



    View of the outdoor patio from the bridge.



    I was so happy to see the Sabino tied up at the dock outside the restaurant, photo op. Maybe guests were having lunch at the restaurant. The Sabino has just been refitted with a new diesel electric engine and is back doing tours of the river.

    Crossing the bridge this famous building that houses the popular Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream Shop is getting some cosmetic work done.

    West Main St. boasts one shop or restaurant after another. A good variety of shops and foods to choose from. Take it all the way to Water St., big book store on the left corner, on the right a gallery, brewery and a couple of side streets. Water St. has a handful of great eating spots!


    Heading back towards the bridge, Mystic Sweets and Ice Cream Shop, a popular spot. They have coffee too and a large amount of nostalgic candies, chocolates, gifts and their own homemade ice cream!

    The weights on the bridge are something to behold.

    The Blue Horse Children's Shop. If you are traveling with kids and need some clothes this will come in handy.


    The view from the bridge, looking south, towards Fisher's Sound and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.

    Mystic River Park as seen from the bridge. Our shop is located in the big 3 story building on the left.


    You guessed it, we are back on the boardwalk at the park. Public restrooms are here as well as a fudge shop, ice cream shop and a soup and salad take out shop. Warning the ice cream shop has fresh home made pretzels. I got one. Wow!

    Like the sign says, choose your colors and have a custom bracelet made! Come visit Mystic!




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