Local Links of interest near 38 Indian Wood
Seaport: Museum of America and the Sea, Mystic Connecticut
Founded in 1654, the seafaring town of Mystic was once the shipbuilding
capital of New England. In addition to the pizza parlor made famous
by the Julia Roberts’ film, “Mystic Pizza,” there’s a 19-acre Seaport
complex that is the largest maritime museum in the United States.
Families can follow guides Mystic Seaport Museum of America and
the Seathrough 30 restored shops and businesses dating to the 19th
century, including a printing office and a chapel. At the Discovery
Barn, kids ages 8 and up play old-fashioned card games and learn
how captains used flags to communicate at sea.
There’s a 30-minute children’s show “Tales of a Whaler” that teaches
the basics of whaling and a kids-only museum and play area. The
nearby Mystic Aquarium has trained sea lions who put on daily performances,
and more than 5,000 creatures in its displays and touch tanks. The
Essex Steam Train and Riverboat give families a chance to sit back
and enjoy a ride into the yesteryear of this classic New England
mission of Sea Research Foundation, Inc., which includes Mystic
Aquarium, Institute for Exploration and Immersion Learning,
is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through
education, research and exploration.
State Parks. (Check out the ones below
in the quick links section of the state parks link)
Trumbull State Park
State Park Waterford
Rock State Park
Resort and Casino
Sun Casino and Resort
Steam Train and Riverboat
of East Lyme Connecticut.
of Waterford Connecticut.