Mystic + The Coast

Mystic + The Coast Travel Guide

The 25-year-old gallery shows works by regional artists such as printmaker Richard Ziemann.

At this working maritime village of more than 60 buildings, you can watch ship builders restore the world’s last wooden whaleship.

This New Canaan landmark catalogues almost 50 years of experimentation by the elder statesman of American architecture; tours include the iconic glass house (built in 1949) and a Gehryesque visitors’ pavilion.

Take a two and a half hour classic steam train and triple-decker riverboat tour to see beautiful farms, secret coves, and marshes and wetlands that are home to ducks, swans, and the occasional bald eagle.

The 1919 hilltop mansion is open to the public.

Catch a musical at the 1876 Goodspeed Opera House, which gave the world such Broadway standards as Annie and Man of La Mancha.