Outdoor Adventures in New England

New England's outdoor adventures cover a range limited only by your taste. Some people go for mountain biking, zip lines or treetop rope-and-plank tours, mountain coasters, and rock climbing, while other people like to take a quiet drive to a scenic overlook or watch the sun set while sipping wine on a vineyard patio. Here is a sampling of the outdoor adventures that lure vacationers and families to the charms of New England.

Outdoor Adventures for Families

New England is one of the best places to visit when it comes to traveling with young children. With a wide range of different activities, you can find whatever you may be looking for. One option for those traveling with young kids would be The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village in Connecticut - a 60-acre outdoor adventure park that features over 50 life-sized dinos on 1.5 miles of pristine, easy-to-walk nature trails. Some more options include family farms in New Hampshire and Rhode Island, mountain resorts with skiing, hiking, and swimming, or a beautiful beachside trip to Provincetown, MA. For easy day trips, you could consider visiting Boston, MA, for the Freedom Trail or Fanueil Hall - this is also a great option for those energetic kids who you can’t seem to settle down. Lastly, plan a winter trip to Mt. Washington Valley to take the kids to Santa’s Village or Story Land! They will have an unforgettable trip.

Outdoor Adventures for Friends and Couples

If you want to plan an adventure for your partner or an older friend group, we have great options for those traveling without kids. For a relaxing day trip, observe and celebrate the great outdoors from the seat of a classic steam train or riverboat in Connecticut. Pick up a new hobby with your significant other by joining the Maine Windjammer Association. Take a week-long cruise or a quick overnight, and enjoy the unforgettable views of coastal Maine. If you and your friends are more on the adventurous side, New England definitely has options for you. You can find ziplining, mountain biking, and even bungy trampolines in various areas throughout the mountain regions of New England.

Bike Race - Mount Washington Auto Road - Gorham, NH
Mt. Washington Auto Road

Route 16, Pinkham Notch Gorham, NH, 03581 Phone: 603-466-3988

Drive yourself, take a tour, hike or ski: Everything is an adventure along the auto road

Outdoor adventures along the historic Mt. Washington Auto Road take a number of forms, from self-guided auto tours (you can download an audio tour on the app) to guided tours. Pull-offs along the way to the summit, the highest in the Northeast, offer magnificent vistas and mini-hikes. And speaking of hikes, you can hike to the summit, resting at Appalachian Mountain Club huts en route, or ride up on a tour and hike down. In the winter, a comfy and warm SnowCoach takes you to the tree line, and you have the option of going back on the coach or skiing or snowshoeing down! Traveling from the base to the summit, you’ll go through four distinct ecological zones. At the top, there’s a weather observatory museum and cafeteria.
Kayaking - Great Glen Trails - Gorham, NH
Great Glen Trails

Route 16 at Pinkham Notch Gorham, NH, 03581 Phone: 603-466-3988

A slate of exciting adventures, from kayaking to skiing, are waiting for you at outdoor center

Pick from an exciting menu of outdoor adventures at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road. Kayak fans can book a tour, full- or half-day wildlife tour or a whitewater kayak clinic. A sunset kayaking tour is also offered, along a pristine stretch of the Androscoggin River. Miles of rolling, smooth and well-drained terrain, as well as miles of single-track, means great hiking and biking, surrounded by the beauty of the White Mountains. In winter, go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing (including an evening snowshoe tour) and snow tubing down the walk-up Tubing Hill. All the best in outdoor gear, as well as rental equipment, is available at the Outfitters Shop. The base lodge has showers, lockers and a cozy fireplace.
Kayaking on the river in Downtown Providence, RI - Credit PWCVB
Go Providence

1 Sabin Street Providence, RI, 02903 Phone: 401-751-1177

From foodie and history-based tours to zip lining and gondola rides, the outdoors is the “in” thing

Who says the best activities in a city are indoors? In Providence, RI, great outdoor attractions include everything from the amazing WaterFire event, where you can take a gondola ride down a river lined with bonfires, to guided historic walking tours (get a map at the visitor’s center) that help you explore the city’s unique neighborhoods, with great restaurants and shops. Take a foodie bike tour (there’s are loops for donuts, and beer), go ice skating at BankNewport City Center, meet the animals or go zip lining at Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village, arrange for a narrated architecture boat tour, or board a swan boat at Roger Williams Park. For more great outdoors things to do, visit GoProvidence.com
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America's Stonehenge

105 Haverhill Road Salem, NH, 03079 Phone: 603-893-8300

Mysteries abound at this incredible seacoast site

The forests near Salem, NH are home to this remarkable maze of rocks, stone chambers, and megaliths that may have been left by ancient visitors. But who were they? The question has stymied scholars for generations. The megalith filled pine woods eerily appear to be similar to those built throughout Great Britain by Druid priests. Adding to the mystery is the fact that you'll find megaliths of the same type scattered around New England. This site is one of the largest collections not on private property and not off limits to visitors. Visit the museum and enjoy the orientation film and gift shop that offers books with more information. In winter months the one-hundred-plus acres are also great for snowshoeing.
Locomotive - Railroad Museum of New England - Thomaston, CT
Railroad Museum of New England

242 East Main Street Thomaston, CT, 06787 Phone: 860-283-7245

Admire the scenery of the Litchfield Hills as you rumble past in a vintage train

Explore the great outdoors from the comfort of your seat in a coach, first-class or lounge car, part of a vintage train leaving from the Railroad Museum of New England. Scenic tours follow the Naugatuck River, through inviting woodlands and over the famed Thomaston, CT Dam, with panoramic views of the river valley. The scenery outside, as you travel past trees and over bridges, is as compelling as the interiors of train cars, styled from their appropriate era of travel. There are special excursions during the winter holidays and Eastertime, a trip to a pick-your-own-pumpkin patch and foliage tours in the fall, and a day trip to Torrington, CT for shopping and dining in the summer. Back at Thomaston Station, check out the steam and diesel locomotives and cabooses.
Atractions Outdoor Adventure - The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village - Oakdale CT
The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village

1650 Hartford-New London Tpke. (Rt. 85) Oakdale, CT, 06370 Phone: 860-443-4367

Exciting adventures at dinosaur-themed amusement park are around every corner

The only thing The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village has more of than dinosaurs is adventures — they are everywhere! In addition to meeting up with over 60 life-sized dinos along an easy-to-walk nature trail, you can work your way through the A-MAZE-asaurus maze (sliding through the giant mouth of a T-Rex!); or climb, jump and slide your way through Monty’s Playground. Over at the Splash Pad, there are dueling T-Rex water cannons among other great features, and the T-Rex Tower is a 2 1/2-story playscape with dozens of challenging features like a balance-beam bridge. The park also has an 18-hole mini golf course, a Jackpot Mine where you can dig for crystals and minerals and, over at Lapilli Landing, an equestrian-themed pedal-car track and Lucky Leroy train ride.
Mt. Katahdin Summit View - New England Outdoor Center - Millinocket, ME
New England Outdoor Center

30 Twin Pines Road Millinocket, ME, 04462 Phone: 207-723-5438 Toll-Free: 800-766-7238

There’s an outdoor adventure, and lodging option, for everyone at this Maine center

On Millinocket Lake, with direct views of Mt. Katahdin, the New England Outdoor Center has a nature adventure for everyone. Go whitewater rafting on the Penobscot River, watch a moose grazing on a wildlife tour, hit the mountain biking or snowmobile trails, learn to fly fish or cross-country ski. Glide over the lake on a paddle board, kayak or canoe. Hike gorgeous trails in the autumn, then explore those same pathways with snowshoes in winter. At the center, there are guided tours, equipment and gear rentals and enough lodging options (cabins, lodges, campground sites with cabin tents and hot showers) to suit everyone’s idea of communing with nature. The full-service base has a restaurant, lounge, fire pits and adirondack chairs perfect for watching sunsets and starry skies.
Ride Through the Woods - Scenic RailRiders - Concord, NH
Scenic RailRiders

188 Sewalls Falls Road Concord, NH, 03301 Phone: 603-931-1700

Here’s a unique way to admire the Merrimack River scenery: pedaling a Rail-Bike

There are lots of ways to enjoy the scenery along the Merrimack River, but only one way gives you the opportunity to do something you’ve probably never done before: travel train tracks without a train. At Scenic Railriders, you’ll pass through woods and farms, along the river and over bridges while pedaling a custom-built Rail-Bike. The comfortable two- and four-seat “bikes” require leisurely pedaling along the 6.2-mile route, which takes about an hour and 45 minutes to complete with two rest stops. Guides in the lead and end car will fill you in on the history of the picturesque area. Riders of all ages are welcome: Kids’ car or booster seats can be strapped right onto the Rail-Bikes, which have seat belts. Advanced booking is required.
Outdoor Adventures - Block Island Ferry - Narragansett, RI
Block Island Ferry

304 Great Island Road Narragansett, RI, 02882 Phone: 401-783-7996 Toll-Free: 866-783-7996

Coming and going, your trip to Block Island offers endless options for outdoor fun

One of the best parts of taking the Block Island Ferry is all the fun outdoor activities around each port. Leaving from the main ferry terminal in Narragansett, RI [Point Judith]? Explore the charming fishing town of Galilee with its two beaches. If you’re departing from Newport, RI, take the Cliff Walk for dramatic ocean and mansion views. And once you’re in Old Harbor, of course, the outdoor world is your oyster (or quahog if you decide to go clamming). Surf, swim, paddleboard, or fish off the beautiful beaches. Go kayaking or biking or walk one of the trails in the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge or Rodman’s Hollow. Stroll the shoreline of Great Salt Pond. Go parasailing, visit a lighthouse, take a ghost tour, or go horseback riding.
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Crab Apple Whitewater (MA)

2056 Mohawk Trail Charlemont, MA, 01339 Phone: 800-553-7238

Variety of exciting whitewater rafting trips for families, groups and all levels of experience

Between the historic Mohawk Trail and the Deerfield River is the base camp for your whitewater rafting adventure. Crab Apple Whitewater offers four different adventures in Massachusetts for individual rafters, families and groups. The Fife Brook section of the Deerfield River is exciting yet family friendly; the Monroe Bridge section full of big waves (and a snack time along the banks of a deep gorge). Millers River trips happen on special dam releases and natural flows from spring rains, and then there are the Funyak (inflatable kayak) trips on the Deerfield, MA’s more quiet lower section, with giant squirt guns provided for extra fun. At the base camp, an outdoor patio overlooks the river. Crab Apple recommends several nearby hotels and motels for overnight adventurers.
Sunset Fishing - New Hampshire's Lakes Region
Lakes Region Tourism Association

61 Laconia Road Tilton, NH, 03276 Phone: 603-286-8008 Toll-Free: 800-605-2537

Outdoor activities for all interests, all levels of experience, are everywhere in this vibrant region

Exciting outdoor activities are everywhere in the vibrant Lakes Region of New Hampshire. All sorts of lake cruises await visitors: sunset, dinner, Sunday brunch, nature, historical. They’re matched by activities on land, from hiking up mountains for thrilling views to petting the animals and family farms. Play golf, zoom around a speedway track in a go-kart or over the trees on a zip line, bike through a covered bridge or scamper through Ice Age caves and by waterfalls. In the winter, there’s downhill and cross-country skiing, tubing, sledding, skating, snowshoeing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. Go camping or glamping. Check the website for outdoor festivals, concerts and other activities all four seasons of the year in the friendly towns and villages of the Lakes Region.
Outdoor Adventure - Maine Windjammers - Camden, ME - Photo Credit PJ Walters
Maine Windjammer Association

Sailing from Ports in Rockland and Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: Toll-Free: 800-807-9463

Ready for an adventure? Take to the sea for a glorious vacation aboard a windjammer

Toss your everyday routines and stresses to the wind: Book an adventure aboard one of the vessels of the Maine Windjammer Association. It’s like no other vacation you’ve experienced. Take a three-night cruise or sail for a week enjoying delicious homemade meals and the companionship of an expert crew and friendly fellow passengers. Help raise the sails, or sit on the deck and soak in the sun. Watch for porpoises, seals, bald eagles – even the occasional whale or puffin. Explore fishing villages, feast at a lobster bake on an uninhabited island, swim or paddle board – or just join in a game of Hearts around the wood stove. Vessels include 19th century schooners and more modern-day windjammers, all waiting for those seeking seafaring adventures.
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Crab Apple Whitewater (ME)

3 Lake Moxie Road The Forks, ME, 04985 Phone: 800-553-7238

Lots of adventures to choose from when you challenge the rapids in Maine rivers

Choose your adventure at Crab Apple Whitewater: Paddle through rapids with family members, up your individual rafting skills through Class V rapids, engage in a little night-time paint ball with your friends after a day out on the river. Base camp in Maine includes standard and premium lodging options, a pub and restaurant, a heated outdoor pool, paintball fields and other activities. It’s all waiting for you after your journey down the Kennebec or Dead River, each with its own thrills and challenges. Kennebec has legendary Class III and IV rapids at every turn before you get to float-next-to-your-raft time. And the Dead River’s Class IV and V rapids provide a continuous rush. Breakfast is included with all rafting and lodging packages.
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Morningside Flight Park

357 Morningside Lane Charlestown, NH, 03603 Phone: 603-542-4416

Exciting adventures from hang gliding to zip lines to laser tag at flight park

You’re looking for an adventure? How about launching off a hillside and tandem hang gliding? Or paragliding over the Connecticut River Valley? Those are just two of the exciting options at the Morningside Flight Park, one of the most complete flight parks in the country, with gliding experiences for beginners to advanced pilots. Is gliding an adventure too far? No problem! The park also offers zip line tours where you begin from the top of Morningside Mountain then fly through the trees, platform to platform, and over two suspension bridges. The park also offers guided five-on-five laser tag games, great for birthdays, family outings and corporate retreats. Want to stay a night or two or more? A camp site has spots for your tent, and there are cabins to rent.
Spring Pedal Car - Essex Steam Train & Riverboat - Essex, CT
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

One Railroad Avenue Essex, CT, 06426 Phone: 860-767-0103 Toll-Free: 800-377-3987

Observe, celebrate the great outdoors from the seat of a classic steam train or riverboat

Experience the outdoors from a truly unique vantage point when you book a train, boat or combination trip at Essex Steam Train & Riverboat. Vintage coaches pulled by a steam engine will rumble through the Connecticut River Valley where you might see the ducks, swans, blue heron, egrets and eagles of the tidal wetlands of Pratt Cove and Chester Creek. The narrated eco-excursion also includes a look at undeveloped Selden Neck State Park, accessible otherwise only by boat. Take a round trip back to historic Essex Station or board the Mississippi-style riverboat, the Becky Thatcher, for a cruise along the Connecticut River past quiet coves, inlets, marshes and stretches of rocky shoreline and well as wildlife. The smaller Adventure riverboat also is available for sunset, foliage and tree swallow cruises. Please check our website for current train & riverboat schedules.
Rafting Group - Crab Apple Whitewater - West Dover, VT
Crab Apple Whitewater (VT)

289 Handle Road West Dover, VT, 05356 Phone: 800-553-7238

Memories that last a lifetime will be yours when you conquer the West River rapids

Unforgettable: That’s what your whitewater rafting adventure will be when you book a trip with Crab Apple Whitewater. In Vermont, at Mt. Snow, that means exciting seasonal rafting in the spring and fall on the West River. It means taking in jaw-dropping scenery and experiencing a ride that will leave you with memories for a lifetime. The river provides an invigorating mix of Class II to IV rapids, ideal for beginners and experienced rafters, whether you’re seeking a thrill ride or a fun-filled family trip. After a day on the river, led by experienced guides, you’ll unwind in nearby hotels or motels handpicked to ensure your comfort and convenience, and watch videos of your rafting experience. Helmets and lifejackets, in all sizes, are provided.
Fishing & Hunting - Weatherby's - Grand Lake Stream, ME

112 Milford Road Grand Lake Stream, ME, 04668 Phone: 207-796-5558

Customized outdoor adventures are waiting for you at this all-inclusive sporting lodge

Your one-of-a-kind adventure awaits at Weatherby’s, one of the country’s oldest and most famous sporting lodges. Let the lodge staff help you create a custom outdoor package, whether it’s teaching your children how to fish for smallmouth bass in a glacial lake in the summer or just you, a guide and your dogs on the hunt for wild grouse and woodcock in the fall. Hone your fly-fishing skills fishing for landlocked salmon in Grand Lake Stream, ME, or learn the craft in an all-inclusive fly-fishing school. Stay in one of the lodge’s comfortable log-cabin cottages, with open brick or Franklin-style fireplaces and screened porches. Fine, home-cooked meals are served in the dining room, or let your guide cook what you caught in a memorable shore dinner.
Outdoor View - Bar Harbor B&B Association - Bar Harbor, ME
Bar Harbor B&B Association

Various Locations Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone:

Launch your great Bar Harbor explorations from the breakfast table at a cozy inn

Let a hearty, home-cooked breakfast at one of the Bar Harbor Bed and Breakfast Association’s 18 inns start your outdoor adventures in Bar Harbor. Acadia National Park awaits, with miles of scenic hiking trails and carriage roads for biking (and the sunrise from the top of Cadillac Mountain is amazing). If you want a water adventure, there’s kayaking, canoeing, and cruises aboard four-masted schooners. Take an excursion to see lighthouses, whales – and puffins! Go golfing, sit back and enjoy an outdoor concert or stroll through the town’s many boutiques and galleries. You’ll find outside dining everywhere, so don’t forget this is lobster roll territory. End your day at your inn, in a hot tub or with a cocktail by a toasty fire pit.
Giant Swing - Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort - Hancock, MA
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

37 Corey Road -- Route 43 Hancock, MA, 01237 Phone: 413-738-5500 Toll-Free: 800-882-8859

Resort adventures include skiing, mountain biking, alpine slides, zip lines and so much more

It isn’t only about skiing and snowboarding at the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, although the trails and terrain parks for both are superb. When it comes to exciting outdoor pursuits, the Berkshires resort is chock-a-block. There’s mountain biking and hiking, walking trails and snowshoeing. Over at the Mountain Adventure Park, you can zoom down an alpine slide or mountain coaster, arc high into the sky on a giant swing, see Mt. Greylock and the Jericho Valley as you ascend and descend in a scenic chairlift ride, or fly through the air on a zip line. There’s also a rock-climbing wall, playground and bungy trampoline. In the Aerial Adventure Park, you can overcome challenges from rope bridges and cargo nets to zip lines and swinging logs in the elevated ropes course.
Whitewater Rafting - Mt. Washington Valley Chamber - North Conway, NH
Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

Something exciting is waiting for all outdoor-lovers in this vibrant valley region

Plan your next adventure in Mt. Washington Valley, where excitement can be found around every corner. Hike among the 770,000 acres of the White Mountains National Forest or through a wildlife sanctuary. Bike on paved paths or up mountains. In the winter, go skiing, tubing, snowboarding, snowshoeing or snowmobiling then come back to your resort’s s’mores by the fire. In the summer, cool off in a mountain stream or waterfall, kayak or canoe down a river or go water-skiing in a lake. Play golf or tennis, take a ride on a scenic railway, or take the kids to enchanting Story Land or Santa’s Village. From zip lining and rock climbing to outdoor concerts and festivals, this region welcomes all who love the great outdoors. Click above to visit our website or call our friendly concierge at 800-337-3563 for more info on first class lodging and exciting events to plan your next adventure!
Canoes at the Ready - Androscoggin Valley Chamber - Berlin, NH
Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce

961 Main Street Berlin, NH, 03570 Phone: 603-228-0836

If you’re ready for an adventure, the vibrant Androscoggin Valley is ready for you

Ready for an adventure? Head to the Androscoggin Valley, NH, and you’ll have your pick: from skiing down slopes or through meadows in the winter, to hiking to waterfalls or golfing in the spring, to checking out that swimming hole or learning to fly fish in the summer, to biking along rolling carriage roads against a backdrop bursting with color in the fall. The area also boasts great cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing trails, rivers for kayaking and paddling, scenic gondola rides and places to zip-line. Take a moose tour, go whitewater rafting, go horseback riding or dog sledding. Enjoy snow-tubing, take a sleigh ride, go ice-skating. Visitors have their choice of comfortable accommodations, from bed-and-breakfast inns to resorts with pools and spas, and restaurants from pizza parlors to fine dining.
Ice Castles Aurora Lincoln NH
Ice Castles

24 Clark Farm Road North Woodstock, NH, 03262 Phone: Toll-Free: 888-407-4054

Dazzling displays mean you’ll crown these artful ice castles top winter attractions

Add some sparkle to your winter with a visit to the breathtaking Ice Castles, a magical masterpiece of ice thrones, sculptures, tunnels, slides and fountains. Walk along the enchanted forest path, admiring the hand-carved sculptures that seem to glow from within with their embedded LED lights. Or, better yet, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride (for groups up to 12 people) through the award-winning attraction. Set to open in early January, the winter wonderland features the work of ice artisans who grow and harvest up to 10,000 icicles a day. All in all, about 20 million pounds of ice go into creating the magical ambiance, aided by music and multicolored lights (and special fire shows on Friday and Saturday nights).
Touch Aquarium Save The Bay Narragansett Bay Rhode Island
Save The Bay

Multiple Centers & Dock Locations Providence, Newport, Westerly, RI and Fall River, MA Phone: 401-272-3540

Hikes, seal and lighthouse tours among outdoor activities at this education center

On land or sea, there are plenty of outdoor adventures for visitors to the year-round Save The Bay locations in Providence and Newport. At the Bay Center in Providence, the grounds—featuring walking trails, shoreline access, and, seasonally, a fishing platform, and kayak launch—are open from sunrise to sunset. Just outside the doors of their Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport, you can take a stroll on Newport’s only ocean-facing beach. June-October, Save The Bay offers full-day lighthouse tours, and then, from October-April, you can hop onboard a Seal Tour in historic Newport Harbor.
Boat tours depart from Newport, Westerly, and Providence RI.
Horseback Riding - Visit North Central Massachusetts
Visit North Central Massachusetts

1000 Route 2 West (between Exits 103 & 102) Lancaster, MA, 01523 Phone: 978-534-2302

A wide variety of active fun adventures await you in North Central Massachusetts

From horse drawn sleighs to snowshoeing, winter fun in North Central Mass goes well beyond the ski slopes of Wachusett Mountain. Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride at Cornerstone Ranch in Princeton, MA. Sleighs are guided by one or two horses (yes, with bells on) glide across paths blanketed in fresh snow -- experience the feeling of gliding through the frosty air in a magical winter landscape. (If there’s not enough snow, you can ride in a large wagon). Enjoy hot chocolate by the wood stove after your 30-minute ride. Then it’s time to go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or winter hiking. Glide along 13-plus miles of trails in the Brooks Woodland Preserve in Petersham, MA, where you’ll explore an undisturbed forest of towering red oaks, hemlocks and white pine as well as old stone walls from early 19th-century farmsteads. - Read more about North Central Mass. here!
Paddling Posse - Lake Morey Resort - Fairlee, VT
Lake Morey Resort

82 Clubhouse Road Fairlee, VT, 05045 Phone: 802-333-4311 Toll-Free: 800-423-1211

Feeling adventurous? This lakeside resort has dozens of fun outdoor activities

Let the adventures begin! At the Lake Morey Resort, the great outdoors is the resort’s playground, so lucky guests can swim, waterski, paddle board, canoe and kayak on 600-acre Lake Morey in Fairlee, VT; shoot some hoops, play tennis or pickle ball; conquer the challenges of an 18-hole championship golf course; go hiking or biking; play lawn games; or just relax by a garden reflecting pool or by the lake. In the winter, a 4.5-mile trail around the lake beckons ice skaters and snowshoe enthusiasts. Pond hockey and sledding are also popular (as are marshmallow roasts afterward). After a fun day outdoors, chill out indoors in the heated pool, sauna or gym. Accommodations at the four-season resort include 130 rooms and suites and private lake-view cottages.
Whitewater Rafting in the Berkshires - Photo Credit Crab Apple Whitewater
Visit the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts

Beautiful Berkshire region boasts four-season fun for all outdoor enthusiasts

You’ll find four-season outdoor fun around every corner in the fabulous Berkshires. Summer means kayaking, fishing and swimming in the region’s pristine lakes and streams, along with golfing, biking, and horseback riding. See an outdoor performance at Shakespeare & Company or a concert under the stars on the picturesque lawn at Tanglewood. In the fall, hike through glorious mountain foliage, pick apples and pumpkins, or tackle a final whitewater rafting trip. Winter means alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and ice skating - or days by fireplaces. In the spring, visit the baby animals at Hancock Shaker Village or take a ride in a hot air balloon. From holiday and harvest festivals to walking and scenic railway tours, there is always something exciting to see — and do — in the Berkshires.
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Argia Mystic Cruises

75 Steamboat Wharf Mystic, CT, 06355 Phone: 860-536-0416

Sail into the past aboard the Mystic-based schooner Argia

Aboard the 81-foot sailing vessel Argia, a modern replica of a 19th century packet schooner, you can travel back into the past – gliding by history-rich Mystic, helping the crew hoist and trim the sails – or just enjoy the view of islands, lighthouses and scenic coastlines from the vessel’s spacious wooden deck. The Coast Guard licensed schooner sails protected waters during the day and, for those seeking the romance of the sea at twilight, at sunset. Pack a picnic and a bottle of wine (or order snacks from us when you book) to make this excursion truly memorable. There are seats for all 49 passengers and a lovely little main salon down below.
Summer Fields & Moose - Town of Bethlehem, NH
Town of Bethlehem

White Mountains town makes a great headquarters for a variety of outdoor adventures

It’s hard to think of a place where the great outdoors is as great as it is in Bethlehem, N.H., making it the perfect headquarters for your adventures. Ski or snowboard down the slopes at one of six nearby mountains or hit the trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or fat biking on endless area trails in Bethlehem and its charming neighboring towns. There’s also a network of snowmobile trails that take you right into town for lunch! In the warmer weather, enjoy hiking and biking on our extensive trail network or scenic roads, tennis, basketball – and swimming in the town pool and our pristine rivers. Bethlehem also boasts two exceptional 18-hole golf courses, designed by the legendary Donald Ross. Outdoor activities in the area include the Mount Washington Cog Railway, the Flume Gorge, Santa’s Village and Story Land.
Fly Fishing - The Preserve Club & Residences - Richmond, RI
The Preserve Resort and Spa

1 Preserve Boulevard Richmond, RI, 02898 Phone: 855-593-8473

List of exciting outdoor adventures is almost endless at this world-class resort

Four seasons of exciting outdoor adventures: The Preserve Sporting Club and Residences was built for exactly that. Set on 3,500 acres surrounded by thousands more acres of protected land, the resort’s list of activities is almost endless, from hiking, biking and zip lining to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, kayaking, canoeing and paddle-boarding. Go on a riding tour from the Equestrian Center, climb a rock wall, learn how to fly-fish in a pond stocked with trout or bass. Golf on an award-winning 18-hole executive course, go hunting for pheasant or quail, swim in the pool, play croquet or tennis or sit by the fire in the Scotch & Cigar Safari Tent experience! And don’t forget to relax in the on-site spa.
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See Plymouth

4 North Street Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-747-0100 Toll-Free: 800-872-1620

Historical sites, activities from whale-watching to golfing make Plymouth ideal for outdoor enthusiasts

Plymouth is a terrific location for those who want to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. Talk a walk through Brewster Garden to the Mayflower II and Plymouth Rock, statues of Massasoit and William Bradford and the Pilgrim Sarcophagus, with the remains of Pilgrims who died the first year after their arrival. Enjoy one of the area’s inviting, sandy beaches, play golf, go on a whale watch or fishing excursion or take the fast ferry to Provincetown. Visit Plimoth Patuxet Museums and walk through a 17th-century English village and a Wampanoag homesite. Take a tour of Plymouth by night, play golf, go sea kayaking, walk the breakwater jetty at the harbor, go hiking or biking in the state forest or in an Audubon sanctuary. Please call 1.800.USA.1620, or visit our website to learn more about these activities and others to prepare for your trip to Plymouth.

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Blackhawk Sport Fishing

Sailing from the Niantic Bay Marina Niantic, CT, 06357 Phone: 860-448-3662 Toll-Free: 800-382-2824

Have an adventure at sea and bring home that night’s dinner, all in one exciting trip

Have an adventure out on the water — and come home with dinner! That’s the perfect combo they’re offering you when you book a fishing cruise at Blackhawk Sport Fishing. With a vessel specially designed for the party boat fishing industry, you’ll head out to fish for porgy, bluefish, striped bass or sea bass. Bring your own gear, or rent a rod and reel at the dock. And, yes, kids can fish, too — sometimes they can even honk the boat horns! Keep what you catch (as long as it’s legal in terms of size and season) — a mate will fillet and clean it for a nominal charge. Or, you can release the fish back into the water or have it contributed to a local soup kitchen or food bank.
Dunkerque - American Heritage Museum - Hudson, MA
American Heritage Museum

568 Main Street Hudson, MA, 01749 Phone: 978-562-9182

Historical re-enactments and encampments and tank-driving opportunities part of this exciting museum

The museum is now open! Wednesdays-Sundays from 10am-5pm. Advance ticketing is preferred - Please call or visit our website.

At the American Heritage Museum, the Jacques M. Littlefield Collection, the world’s largest privately held collection of tanks and military vehicles, takes center stage. Visitors can see the collection in exhibits and dioramas that chronicle battles, wars and conflicts, including both world wars, Vietnam, Korea, the Gulf War and the War on Terror. Outdoors, in the tank training area behind the museum, you can actually drive or ride aboard a tank, either the M24 Chaffee Light Tank or the M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank. Check the website for how to make arrangements for that exciting activity and to see what special outdoor events are coming up on weekends, including re-enactments and historical encampments, an early-aviation weekend and weekends featuring magnificent classic automobiles.
Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves Suspension North Woodstock NH
Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves

1712 Lost River Road -- Route 112W North Woodstock, NH, 03262 Phone: 603-745-8031

See the powerful forces of nature at work when you tour a lost river and glacial caves

Marvel at the forces of Mother Nature when you tour the Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves in Kinsman Notch, a land of spectacular beauty. Walk a mile of boardwalk through the gorge as it winds its way along the Lost River, showing you jagged rock walls, gigantic boulders, cascading waterfalls and 11 glacial boulder caves whose formation began about 300 million years ago. Discover the Forest Adventure Trail, treehouse and suspension bridge or get a bird’s-eye view of the forest from the Giant Bird Nest. Pan for gemstones, shark’s teeth and fossils at the Lost River Mining Company. Or take an evening guided lantern tour when the caves are lit by lanterns and the boardwalks by headlamps. The tour ends with s’mores around a campfire.
Zip Line - Alpine Adventures - Lincoln, NH
Alpine Adventures

41 Main Street Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-9911

You’ll experience the thrill of it all in so many ways at this outdoor adventure center

There are so many ways to enjoy the great outdoors at Alpine Adventures! Experience 300 private acres on Barron Mountain via off-road vehicles with guided Side X Side tours. Or zoom through – or over! – the trees with two heart-pumping zip line tours. Stay in the canopy on the tree-to-tree Tree Top tour or soar above it on the Sky Rider tour with higher, longer, faster lines, extreme tree platforms and sky bridges. Over at Thrillsville, take a self-guided adventure course that includes bridges, cargo nets, rope ladders, zip lines and a tree house. And, finally, there’s the Off-Road tour, where you scale to the top of Barron Mountain in a six-wheel-drive vehicle that acts like a low-speed roller coaster.
Oxen on the Common - Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, off Route 20 Sturbridge, MA, 01566 Phone: 508-347-3362 Toll-Free: 800-733-1830

Village museum, where 1830s come to life, offers outdoor walks, explorations

Whether you’re walking the streets of the re-created village or along a nature trail, there is plenty to do in the great outdoors at Old Sturbridge Village, where visitors are transported to an 1830s New England village . Stroll from the blacksmith shop to the schoolhouse, or through gorgeous gardens (some ornamental, some for herbs, some for children). At the Freeman Farm, you can admire the heritage-breed cattle, pigs, chickens and sheep and its extensive kitchen garden. You can ride in a horse-drawn wagon, walk under a covered bridge or explore three nature trails: one through pastures, one through woodlands (watch for deer) and one along the Quinebaug River (watch for great blue herons). Grab a sandwich at the Ox & Yoke Cafe or eat outside at the Bullard Tavern.
John Adams Homestead - Discover Quincy - Quincy, MA
Discover Quincy

City of Quincy Welcome Center - 1259 Hancock Street Quincy, MA, 02169 Phone: 617-471-1700

Great outdoor opportunities from swimming and kayaking to hiking, biking

Outdoor pursuits in Quincy run the gamut from hiking and biking to kayaking and, in the winter, skiing and skating. Blue Hills Reservation, a 7,000-acre urban oasis, features 125 miles of trails for hikers, joggers, bikers and mountain bikers. In the winter, there’s lift-served skiing, and snowshoeing. (There’s also a public skating rink.) For beach-lovers, the Quincy Shores Reservation boasts trails, a lookout tower and picnic areas in addition to its sandy beach. Walk the Presidents Trail through the city, past historic homes as well as shops and restaurants. In Adams National Historical Park, in addition to Adams homes, you can walk into the orchard and formal garden. Hike to the Abigail Adams Cairn to see where she and son John Quincy watched the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Meadows & CT River Aerial View - Historic Wethersfield, CT
Historic Wethersfield

Historic town’s many parks, trails, heritage tours make for a great day in the great outdoors

Historic Wethersfield has more to celebrate than its heritage: It also has a number of parks and other places sure to please every outdoor enthusiast. At Mill Woods Park, you can hike wooded trails, explore wildflower meadows or enjoy the skate park, beach, outdoor swimming pool, bocce courts and pond skating and fishing. Standish Park has tennis courts and a wheelchair-friendly playground; Wintergreen Woods features 110 acres with scenic nature trails. The Heritage Way Bike Trail meanders 10 miles through parks and woods, and the 3-mile Heritage Walk takes you past the Cove Warehouse Maritime Museum, through meadows and past the Ancient Burying Ground. Launch your boat at the Cove, fish at the reservoir or go sledding at Farms Village Park.
Family Activities Spring-Summer-Fall - Twin Mountain-Bretton Woods Chamber - New Hampshire
Twin Mountain-Bretton Woods Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 194 Twin Mountain, NH, 03595 Phone: Toll-Free: 800-245-8946

So many ways to celebrate the great outdoors in this White Mountains region

No region of New England celebrates the outdoors like the Twin Mountain-Bretton Woods, NH area. Jaw-dropping views are everywhere: from the scenic gondola that takes you up a mountain in the summer to skiing down that mountain in the winter. You can go zip-lining, horseback-riding, kayaking, canoeing or fishing. Even the views on the golf courses are breathtaking. Maybe you want to take a romantic sleigh ride or go on a sunset boat cruise. Perhaps your idea of fun is exploring polar caves or relaxing on the beach. Maybe you want to frolic in a water park, catch an outdoor concert or ball game. Scenic drives and train rides, moose and bird watching, hiking and biking – you can do it all here in the White Mountains.
Polar Caves - Rumney, NH
Polar Caves

705 Rumney Route 25 Rumney, NH Phone: 603-536-1888

Put on your explorer gear and prepare to duck and shimmy through Ice Age caves

Time to be an explorer! Head to the Polar Caves and prepare to make all kinds of discoveries. Formed during the last Ice Age, the nine granite caves consist of granite boulders that formed passageways – and it’s those passageways, with the modern addition of boardwalks and stairs, that you’ll duck, squeeze and shimmy through. Can you get yourself through the slim crevasse of the Lemon Squeeze, or walk the narrow Devil’s Turnpike path? Can you touch the last of winter’s ice in the middle of the summer at the Ice Cave? When you’re done exploring, visit the animal park, with several fallow deer and ducks, all of which love kids bearing corn you can buy at the park. For hungry humans, there’s a picnic area.
Getting There is Half the Fun - Island Queen - Falmouth, MA
Island Queen

75 Falmouth Heights Road Falmouth, MA, 02540 Phone: 508-548-4800

Ferry connects visitors from Cape to Vineyard, from one series of adventures to another

Sea breezes, the sparkling waters of the Vineyard Sound, glimpses of an over-changing Cape Cod: That’s what makes traveling aboard the Island Queen, the passenger ferry from Falmouth to Oak Bluffs, MA, so enjoyable. With a snack bar, restrooms and plenty of room for bikes, kayaks and paddle boards, the ferry is a comfortable, fun way to travel. And the Vineyard is such wonderful place to explore, from the Flying Horses carousel in Oak Bluffs to the sea captains’ houses and restaurants in Edgartown, MA to the spectacular red cliffs of Aquinnah, MA. There are bike paths, hiking trails and village streets to explore. In Falmouth, make time for its shimmering beaches and Shining Sea Bikeway. On the Cape, visit lighthouses, stroll village streets and go for a whale watch, among other adventures.
Summer Hiking View - Cannon Mountain - Franconia, NH
Cannon Mountain

Franconia Notch State Park Franconia, NH, 03580 Phone: 603-823-8800

Tramway rides, hiking, biking, fishing: There’s lots to do on and around this mountain resort

Hop aboard the aerial tramway – the nation’s first – at Cannon Mountain and in under 10 minutes you’ll be marveling at the view from the 4,080-foot summit. On a clear day, you can see the mountains of four states – and Canada. There’s a 360-degree observation deck, scenic walking paths and cafe. Around the mountain are a variety of fun activities for outdoor enthusiasts, including the famous Flume Gorge with cascading waterfalls and covered bridges, rock-climbing at Cannon Cliffs, hiking and biking along the 8.8-mile Recreation Path and fishing in Echo Lake and Profile Lake, both stocked with trout. Camp on one of 97 wooded tent sites at Lafayette Place Campground or bring the RV to Cannon Mountain RV Park on the north shore of Echo Lake.
Summer Mountain Coaster - Cranmore Mountain Resort - North Conway, NH
Cranmore Mountain Resort

1 Skimobile Road North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: Toll-Free: 800-786-6754

Summer at this ski resort means great hiking, chairlift rides, mountain biking

What can you do in the summer at a ski resort? Lots! At Cranmore Mountain Resort, take a seven-minute four-passenger chairlift ride to the top of the mountain. Then gaze out in awe at stunning views of Mt. Washington and its valley from 2,000 feet up. Grab lunch, snacks, a hot dog, ice cream or Bavarian pretzel at the historic Meister Hut. Then board the Skimobile Express Quad for a scenic chairlift ride back to the base area. Or, hike a half-mile loop around the summit with amazing views. (Want something longer? Take the 2-mile Black Cap Connector Trail.) The resort also has a family-friendly, lift-serviced downhill mountain bike park, with terrain for all ability levels, group lessons and rental bikes and gear.
Frenchman Bay View - Bluenose Inn - Bar Harbor, ME
Bluenose Inn

90 Eden Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-2665

From your HQ at this classic inn, enjoy bay views, easy access to Acadia, outdoor activities

Hit the trails, the waterways and the parks of the Bar Harbor area when you establish your Maine vacation headquarters at the beautiful Bluenose Inn. With panoramic ocean views from luxurious suites, oversized rooms and a well-appointed apartment, the inn is a great place to plan your hiking and biking adventures in Acadia National Park as well as kayaking and canoeing trips, whale-watching and other boating excursions, rock-climbing opportunities and walking trails. The inn features heated indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub and fitness center. Its Looking Glass Restaurant serves up an amazing breakfast with an equally amazing view of Frenchman Bay. Guests enjoy live music in the Great Room and piano bar as well as gatherings by the fire pit.
Cliff Walk in Newport, RI
Rhode Island -- Cliff Walk's Rocky Shores

Start at 117 Memorial Blvd. Newport, RI Phone:

The Newport Cliff Walk is a 3.5-mile winding path along Newport’s shoreline with breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and the rocky coves below. The walk runs from Bailey's Beach to First Beach, with public access points at Bellevue Avenue, Ledge Road, Marine Avenue, Ruggles Avenue, Ruggles Avenue, Sheppard Avenue, Webster Street, and Narragansett Avenue. The walk skirts the edges of some of the city’s mansions, including Beechwood, Rosecliff, Marble House, The Breakers, Ochre Court, and Rough Point. Much of the walk is easy paved paths but some parts have unpaved sections and rugged paths. Best section for viewing with limited time is Narragansett Avenue to Ruggles Avenue.
Conway Scenic Railroad - North Conway, NH
New Hampshire -- Conway Scenic Railroad

38 Norcross Circle North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: 603-356-5251 Toll-Free: 800-232-5251

With help from the Conway Scenic Railroad, you can enjoy a ride on vintage trains traveling over historic tracks in the heart of New Hampshire's White Mountains. On the Valley Train, you’ll journey on historic rail routes from the 1874 train station in North Conway Village to either Conway or Bartlett and back again. On the Notch Train, you’ll travel on what was once the Maine Central Railroad’s famed Mountain Division line, on tracks that were laid in the 1870s. Enjoy some of the most dramatic natural scenery in the East as you travel through spectacular Crawford Notch – past sheer bluffs, steep ravines, cascading brooks and streams, panoramic mountain vistas – en route to Crawford and Fabyan stations. Fun for all ages.
Freedom Trail Boston MA
Massachusetts -- Walk the Freedom Trail

A leisurely walk through a world-class, history-rich city with many designated stops at fascinating places, from an old cemetery to classic, elegant churches. All this, along with educational value, enough space and variety for active kids, plenty of snacking opps along the way. Boston's Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile trail connecting 16 of the country's most significant historic sites linked to the American Revolution. Between April and November, you can take a 90-minute walking tour along the trail with a lively and informative 18th century costumed guide. Stop include The Boston Common, The State House,Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House The Old North Church, Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Bunker Hill Monument, and the USS Constitution.
Art’s Dune Tours Provincetown Cape Cod MA
Art’s Dune Tours

4 Standish Street Provincetown, MA, 02657 Phone: 508-487-1950

For three generations, the family-run Art’s Dune Tours has been taking spellbound visitors on tours of the dunes of the Provincelands, a marvelous, otherworldly place of sky, sea, dune grass, and wind-sculpted dunes. On the tours, you will travel through the majestic dunes where your guide points out the dune shacks where famous artists and writers lived and found inspiration. You will pass the remains of the Peaked Hill Life Saving Station and learn how life savers enacted their heroic efforts to save the lives of thousands from shipwrecks. Access by the public to the dunes is limited, so this is the way to see this marvelous landscape.
Saint Gaudens National Historic Site - Cornish, NH
New Hampshire -- Saint-Gaudens Historic Site

139 Saint Gaudens Road Cornish, NH Phone: 603-675-2175

A visit to this national park is a walk through a beautiful, serene property that was home to one of America’s greatest sculptors. Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), created over 150 works of art, from exquisitely carved cameos to heroic-size public monuments. Works such as the "Standing Lincoln" monument and the Shaw Memorial, continue to inspire people today and his design for the 1907 Twenty Dollar Gold Piece, is considered America's most beautiful coin. At this historic site you can see 100 of his artworks in the galleries and on the grounds, from heroic public monuments to expressive portrait reliefs, and the gold coins which changed the look of American coinage. Enjoy summer concerts, explore nature trails, and admire the magnificent views.
Whale Watching Tours in Bar Harbor, Maine - Outdoor Adventures
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Tours

1 West Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-2386

Bar Harbor Whale Watch offers several distinct whale watching, sightseeing, light house and nature trips that sail daily throughout the summer. Come witness the awe inspiring beauty of the magnificent mammals of the sea. The Gulf of Maine is home to humpback, finback, and Minke whales. Because of the catamaran's speed visitors arrive at and cover lots of whale-watching territory. The boat’s galley is open during the voyage with food and beverages, including beer and wine.
Ninigret Pond RI
Rhode Island -- Ninigret Pond Refuge

Refuge Headquarters, 50 Bend Road Charlestown, RI Phone:

From fishing, to hiking, to photography, Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge has it all. The section of the refuge south of Route 1 is surrounded on three sides by Ninigret Pond, a large salt pond with a dramatic breachway opening to the ocean. At the east entrance, there is a kayak/canoe launch area -- a convenient place to get out on Ninigret Pond and see the refuge from the duck's point of view! The northern section of the refuge, where the Kettle Pond Visitor Center is located, is more forested upland. Watchaug Pond is only a short distance down easy trails from the Visitor Center. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy nature in any way that feels good to you.
Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park Bar Harbor Maine
MAINE -- Carriage Roads of Acadia

Forty-five miles of rustic carriage roads, the gift of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr., weave around the mountains and valleys of Acadia National Park. Rockefeller wanted to travel via horse and carriage into the heart of Mount Desert Island. His construction from 1913 to 1940 resulted in roads with sweeping vistas and close-up views of the landscape. Rather than flattening hillsides to accommodate the roads, breast walls and retaining walls were built to preserve the line of hillsides and save trees. Rockefeller aligned the roads to follow the contours of the land and to take advantage of scenic views. It is a beautiful drive. Here is a map by the National Park Service.
Connecticut Wine Trail Barn
Connecticut -- Connecticut Wine Trail

Follow the trail of the vine as it winds through some of the most picturesque towns in Connecticut. The Connecticut Wine Trail is a unique collection of Twenty Four Vineyards, each ready to welcome you with hospitality and exceptional award winning wines. The trail is divided into two sections, East and West. To fully enjoy the Wine Trail, plan a few weekends to experience all that each winery has to offer. We invite you to explore this site and see where the trail leads you. You'll find more than just great wine.
Bromley’s Summer Sun & Fun Park Bromley Mountain VT
Vermont -- Bromley Mountain Thrill Zone

3984 Vermont Route 11 Peru, VT Phone: 802-824-5522

Bromley’s Summer Sun & Fun Park offers more warm-weather thrills (if not chills) than you can count. Alpine Slide is a triple-track and 2/3 of a mile in length with banked turns and straightaways, rollers and drops; the climbing wall has is multi-faced real-rock with different levels of challenges; the trampoline thing lets you slip into the harness and take trampolining to new heights; space bikes pedal into orbit; the zip line is basically 100 feet of "Yee-Ha!" on a super strong steel cable. The giant swing produces 3Gs of gravitational force. Coming in July 2012, the new Aerial Adventure Park allows you to walk in the treetops.
Thaxter garden on the Isles of Shoals in New Hampshire
New Hampshire -- Thaxter’s Garden on Isles of Shoals

Depart from Gregg Marine Research Complex, 29 Wentworth Road New Castle, NH Phone:

Portsmouth-born author Celia Laighton Thaxter (1835-1894) grew up in the Isles of Shoals, including Appledore and Star islands, offshore between New Hampshire and Kittery Point, Maine. Her poems first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly and she became one of America's favorite authors in the late 1800s. Images of her famous garden return, again and again, in the oil paintings by Childe Hassam. Tours of the garden and Appledore Island are offered by Shoals Marine Lab aboard the research vessel Challenger. This is an island without paved roads, vehicles or amenities, so visitors (age 18 and older) should be prepared to spend the day hiking on rough terrain. The rewards are great.
Sabbaday Falls New Hampshire
New Hampshire -- Sabbaday Falls

Sabbaday Falls Picnic Area, Route 112 Waterville, NH Phone:

Sabbaday Brook , on the Kancamagus Pass, drops 40 feet in an unusual and scenic form. The water drops eight feet into a small emerald green pothole. The outlet of the pothole is a slide resulting in a 20-foot horsetail into a tight gorge where it makes a ninety degree turn to the right. The final drop is a 12-foot slide into a deep teal trough that opens into a pale jade green pool below. Walkways, bridges, and stairs make this an easy and safe place to explore. To find it: Sabbaday Falls is the focal point of the Sabbaday Falls Picnic Area, a well marked locale on Route 112, about 11 miles east of Kancamagus Pass, about 3.4 miles west of the Jigger Johnson Campground and about 17 miles west of Conway.
Cape Cod Railroad excursion trains
MASSACHUSETTS -- Cape Cod Railroad

Remember when you boarded a train there was a sense of adventure, and getting there was all the fun! Travel back in time to the golden age of railroad travel as you are treated to some of the Cape's unspoiled and hidden beauty, accessible only by the railways. Make a whistle stop in Sandwich -- the Cape's oldest and most charming town -- or ride on through on this two-hour scenic route. Traverse some of the Cape's most picturesque countryside including quaint villages, unspoiled woodlands, sand dunes, cranberry bogs, salt marshes, and the famous Cape Cod Canal.

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