America’s Playground: Get Active in New England this Summer
New England has long had a reputation as an outdoor summer playground and with its vast abundance of activities there is certainly something to suit everybody! Throughout the six states find secluded beach spots, magnificent waterfalls and some of the prettiest scenery around. If you want to do it – you can do it in New England!
Spot Whales off the Coast of Massachusetts
The waters around Boston are a world renowned whale watchmaking destination and provide a perfect opportunity to escape the city. See Humpbacks, Minke and Fin Whales visiting the Atlantic coast throughout the summer months. Many of the Humpbacks return every year and are tracked and monitored so you’ll have a chnace to see some famous residents.
Maine’s National Park turns 100
Acadia National Park in Maine offers some great options for the outdoor enthusiast. The wide array of activities includes abseiling, kayaking, gentle strolls and ambitious climbs. At the end of the summer, enjoy the Night Sky Festival, a perfect opportunity for some quality star gazing.
New Hampshire’s Spectacular State Parks
With a shopping 92 State Parks to discover this summer try one of New Hampshire’s best loved – Franconia Notch State Park – with plenty to glorious scenery to explore. Located right in the heart of the White Mountains National Forest you can discover the geological wonder Flume George. Stroll right through, with the steep waterfall running right beside you.
Secluded beaches in Rhode Island
The USA’s smallest state provides a bumper package of summer fun, so make your way down to Narragansett to explore the beautiful sandy Captain Roger Wheeler State Beach, covering 27 acres and providing miles of stunning vistas. Relax in the clear ocean waters and doze in the sun. Trips across the ocean to Block Island and the city of Newport with its famous “Gilded Age” Mansions are close by too.
Pedal Power in Vermont
Vermont’s terrain offers so much for cycling enthusiasts! The rigorous Green Mountain downhill paths are a real two wheeled adventure or try the Burlington Waterfront Bikeway and the shores of Lake Champlain for a gentle and scenic ride.
Try tubing in Connecticut
New England’s southernmost state offers a charming and cosmopolitan feel, plus an array of outdoor experiences to keep everyone busy in summer. Try a raft down the Farmington River or float downstream on a specifically designed inflatable ring through the 2.5 mile course which takes in three sets of rapids.
Did you know…?
The first town in the world to have electric street lights Great Barrington in the heart of the Berkshires, Massachusetts in 1886. Today the Berkshires are famed for music and art and offer an array of cultural delights such as the summer home of Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood and the Norman Rockwell Museum.
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