The regional group called Mystic Coast and Country will mail brochures on the area and its attractions (1-800-MY-COAST) such as Mystic Seaport, one of America’s greatest seafaring museums, housed in more than twenty buildings set along the Mystic River on the site of an old shipyard. In Stonington visit the Historical Society at the 1840 lighthouse for an absorbing look at the town’s long, eventful span. You can pick up a copy of the excellent walking-tour brochure there. The lighthouse is open from May through October and sometimes on other weekends. Call 203-535-1440 for exact times. The curator should be able to provide dates for Stonington’s annual Fair, the Blessing of the Fleet, and the Garden Tour.