For an authentic New England charm between New York and Boston consider visiting the relaxed but also fairly well-known vacation destination of Mystic Country. Mystic Seaport, the nation’s leading maritime museum, is a must-see. Explore American maritime history first-hand as you climb aboard historic tall ships, stroll through a re-created 19th-century coastal village or watch a working preservation shipyard in action. Visit the Mystic Arts Center, hike in the Bluff Point State Park, explore the 1,000-acre Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, and take a day trip to Mason’s Island for some swimming, fishing and lots of fun.