Mystic Country kicks off fall tourism season at Harry’s Place

By Eastern Connecticut Regional Tourism District
Colchester - posted Fri., Sep. 27, 2013
Randy Fiveash, director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism, was on hand to kick off the fall tourism season at Harry’s Place in Colchester. Courtesy photos. - Contributed Photo

The Eastern Connecticut Regional Tourism District, also known as Mystic Country, kicked off eastern Connecticut’s fall tourism season recently at Harry’s Place in Colchester with two new trail brochures: Foodie Finds and Pet-Friendly. These two new brochures join updated Sundae Drives and The Antiques Trail brochures.  The trails connect large and small businesses and attractions throughout the region that bring people here to visit.

Ed Dombroskas, director of the Eastern CT Regional Tourism District, joined Randy Fiveash, director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism, and other state officials, to make the announcement at Harry’s Place, a unique, long-time eastern Connecticut food destination that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

“Mystic Country trails connect visitors and residents to the many businesses and attractions in our region, pointing out both historic gems, unique places, and larger attractions in the area,” said Dombroskas.  “The trails are designed to give prospective visitors an easy themed guide of places to visit in the 42 towns that make up eastern Connecticut and encourage exploration into areas of our region not as well known as others.”

Foodie Finds reveals some of the spots and specialties that make exploring eastern Connecticut a tasty treat for foodies.

Pet-Friendly serves those visitors that travel with their furry friends. Until now, visitors traveling through Mystic Country with pets had to do their own research on accommodations and places to explore with Fido or Kitty.

The Antiques Trail makes exploring the Mystic Country region a treasure hunt dotted with unique and fun things to do along the way.
Sundae Drives is in its fourth edition. It is an ever-popular directory of ice cream places and the attractions close to them.

  Joining the launch event were Liverant & Son Antique Shop, an award winning  Colchester based business that, like Harry’s, has been in town since 1920, and The Farmer’s Cow (by truck). Pet-Friendly trail-cover pup Otto made an appearance as well.

Harry’s is on the new Foodie Finds brochure. Liverant is on the The Antiques Trail.  The Farmer’s Cow is on Sundae Drives and Foodie Finds trails.  The brochures can be ordered by e-mailing or calling 860-536-8822.

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