Visiting Mystic Village in Mystic Connecticut

Water flowing into small duck pond.
Water flowing into small duck pond. | Source

Mystic Village, a quaint little village with more than you think to offer.

Mystic Village in Connecticut is a place you should go for a wonderful day away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You won’t find pilgrims there; but you will find products from all over the world displayed in stores tucked between cobble stone paths and beautiful beds of flowers.

Restaurants and old-style coffee shops are scattered through-out the village for the dinning pleasure of all. They offer a quick snack, a large sit-down meal, or cold drinks on the go. The food is as diverse as the names and the seafood, being close to the sea, is fresh and tasty.

For directions to Mystic Village, click here.

There is a Gazebo

A Gazebo sits near the center surrounded by flowers and built of rough wood for the enjoyment of those who walk the paths. It houses an occasional band who plays for the pleasure of all; or an artist or photographer hoping to show off their skills. Occasionally, a new vendor, or three, will come to show off their wares, and hopefully make a sale. Sadly, I didn't get a picture of the gazebo at Mystic Village, but this one looks similar.

The larger of the three duck ponds.
The larger of the three duck ponds. | Source
Showing the island, water wheel and bridge.
Showing the island, water wheel and bridge. | Source

Duck ponds are everywhere, and so are the ducks!

Duck ponds are located in three different places in Mystic Village, with flowing water, homes, islands and plenty of room. A water wheel sits on the side of one pond, showing off the ancient use of water. A bridge covers the small brook that leads from the largest pond to an underground system that circulates the water to keep it fresh and aerated. Ducks of all shapes and sizes live in and around the village and can be seen roaming about looking for attention or food. They come from miles around to rest and bear their young in a safe, healthy environment.

Imagine a place where beauty is everywhere and unique items abound, this is Mystic Village.

There is something for everyone at Mystic Village

No matter what your taste, Mystic Village has a store for it. An army and navy store rests on one corner with “Raining Cats and Dogs” right next door. Clothing stores abound as do kitchen stores (The Gray Goose and The Gray Goose II). Specialty stores can also be found from pewter articles to Native American items. Jewelry, decorations, old-style décor, even garden accessories can be found at Mystic Village. A widely visited store is Franklin’s General Store with all flavors of homemade fudge that will call you back for more.

If you prefer to shop, feed the ducks, rest and enjoy the view, or walk around to see what’s new, you can find it at Mystic Village. Mystic Village is located off of I-95 right next door to the Mystic Aquarium, while the Mystic Seaport is only a mile or so away. It doesn’t cost you anything to enter the village, but it may cost you before you leave because the unique and beautiful stores, carrying everything from Native American Jewelry to Zebra’s stuffed and cute as a button, will draw you into their arms. The even have a Christmas store that is open all year round for your shopping pleasure.

For a detailed listing of all stores in the Mystic Village, click here.

Plants are everywhere and the beauty is something you should see in person.
Plants are everywhere and the beauty is something you should see in person. | Source

Ready, set, enjoy!

Be ready to enjoy, be ready to relax, be ready to spend, and be ready to be brought back to a time that no longer exists. Be ready for a wonderful adventure in Mystic Village. Once you go to Mystic Village, you will want to return again and again.

Some of the beauty of Mystic, taken at the village on July 14, 2012

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The flowers line every pathway and glow with health and beauty.These are from the opposite end of a large triangle of beauty.Water and ducks are everywhere.  Stores offer duck food so you can feed them.Benches nestle among beautiful bushes and flowers for you to rest and enjoy.Water flowers grow wild around the duck ponds.The ducks come right up to you and calmly walk around as you walk by.The island of stone is a favorite resting place for the ducks.The ducks are beautiful and colorful.The view from the foot bridge is incredible!The water wheel isn't opperating at the moment, but it's picturesque location adds to the old-style theme of the village.Gardens are everywhere and the flowers are beautiful.It almost appears like they are mini chicks, but they are flowers from the garden near the Gazebo.
The flowers line every pathway and glow with health and beauty.
The flowers line every pathway and glow with health and beauty. | Source
These are from the opposite end of a large triangle of beauty.
These are from the opposite end of a large triangle of beauty. | Source
Water and ducks are everywhere.  Stores offer duck food so you can feed them.
Water and ducks are everywhere. Stores offer duck food so you can feed them. | Source
Benches nestle among beautiful bushes and flowers for you to rest and enjoy.
Benches nestle among beautiful bushes and flowers for you to rest and enjoy. | Source
Water flowers grow wild around the duck ponds.
Water flowers grow wild around the duck ponds. | Source
The ducks come right up to you and calmly walk around as you walk by.
The ducks come right up to you and calmly walk around as you walk by. | Source
The island of stone is a favorite resting place for the ducks.
The island of stone is a favorite resting place for the ducks. | Source
The ducks are beautiful and colorful.
The ducks are beautiful and colorful. | Source
The view from the foot bridge is incredible!
The view from the foot bridge is incredible! | Source
The water wheel isn't opperating at the moment, but it's picturesque location adds to the old-style theme of the village.
The water wheel isn't opperating at the moment, but it's picturesque location adds to the old-style theme of the village. | Source
Gardens are everywhere and the flowers are beautiful.
Gardens are everywhere and the flowers are beautiful. | Source
It almost appears like they are mini chicks, but they are flowers from the garden near the Gazebo.
It almost appears like they are mini chicks, but they are flowers from the garden near the Gazebo. | Source

A map, showing Mystic Village location is below.

A markerMystic Village, Mystic Connecticut -
Mystic, Stonington, CT, USA
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© 2012 Cheryl Simonds

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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

What gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing this very beautiful place. Voted UP.


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SommerDalton 4 years ago

Great photos and detail! Now I want to visit! Voted up, interesting, and useful!!


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut Author

@ carol7777, thank you for the compliment. Mystic is a very beautiful place and I love going there.

@ SommerDalton, thank you for the compliment. I hope you do get the chance to visit Mystic, I think you will love it there.

Thank you both for reading and commenting on my hub.


dreamseeker2 4 years ago

Awesome share! Beautiful pics!! Thanks for sharing this useful hub on beautiful sites here in the U.S. I have always thought Conneticut to be a state to visit someday. Voted this up and useful! : )


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut Author

Thank you, dreamseeker2, if you ever get the chance, Connecticut is beautiful especially in the fall and New England overall can't be beat in the fall. Thanks for stopping by.

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