Going Retro in Mystic Country

Mystic Country has kindly made us aware of a bunch of “retro” activities in their region. These are activities that are a throwback to an earlier era that are still going strong in the 21st century. Some of these great places…

  • Connecticut’s oldest Agricultural Fair, the Brooklyn Fair (1809) that is held in August
  • A boardwalk with 1940 era art-deco buildings at Ocean Beach Park in New London
  • Bowling at Lucky Strike Lanes (1954) in Mansfield
  • General stores:
  • Lunch at Carson’s Store (1907) in Noank
  • Movies at the Mansfield Drive-In Theater (1954) in Mansfield
  • Skating at the Galaxy Roller Rink (1955) in Groton
  • Antique soda – root-beer, cream, sarsaparilla and birch beer sodas from Hosmer Mountain Soda (1912)
  • Takeout from:
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