The region of New England has plenty of activities to see and do. Because of New England’s small size, you are able to travel to different cities and states within a day’s drive.
Our first stop on our ultimate New England roadtrip is Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The city
is not only known for its historical significance, but it is also known for its various outdoor activities. One place to not miss while visiting Portsmouth is the Moffat-Ladd House and Garden. An interesting fact about the house is that it is older than the United States’s Declaration of Independence(The house was built in 1763). In addition, the property’s garden contains a variety of flowers and can be rented for special occasions, such as weddings. Another outdoor site to pay a visit to while in the gorgeous state of New Hampshire is Odiorne Point State Park. The park offers various outdoor activities, such as cross country skiing and fishing. If you are not athletically inclined, there is something for you too. The area also offers amazing views of the New Hampshire coast. After seeing the coast of New Hampshire, you may want to call this place home. The best part is that Odiorne is fairly cheap for both adults($4) and children($2).
The next stop on quick road trips from Boston is the gorgeous city of Burlington, Vermont. On top of being known as the largest city in the state, the city of Burlington is also home to a handful of colleges. A few colleges in the area are the University of Vermont, Champlain College, and Burlington College. In addition to being a New England college town, the region is also known for its influence in the arts. A site where you are able to view the city’s artistic impacts is the University of Vermont’s Fleming Museum. A couple of exhibitions on display at the museum are “Honoré Daumier’s Bluestockings” and “Contemporary Voices of Vermont”. If you are more of a sporty personality, Burlington is also home to the minor league baseball team The Vermont Lake Monsters.
Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Located just south of Cape Cod, lies the ritzy Martha’s Vineyard. Besides being known as a vacation place for the rich and famous, the island is also known for its marine activities. One place to not miss while visiting the island is the Gay Hill Lighthouse, which was the first lighthouse constructed on the island and commissioned in 1799. An interesting fact about the lighthouse is that it hosts a 10k race, which bypasses certain parts of the island. A couple of the places runners pass on the running course are the Aquinnah Town Hall and the Wampanoag Tribal lands. However, it is important to register early for the race because the event is limited to only five-hundred runners. Another site to visit on Martha’s Vineyard is the Long Point Wildlife Refuge, which includes an assortment of activities depending on the sea
In conclusion, there are many areas of New England to explore.The places and the activities that I have highlighted are not meant to be an exhaustive list. Instead, they represent a small percentage of what the New England region has to offer.