Day Trips New England: Getaway Ideas For The Local Traveler

Day Trips New England: Getaway Ideas For The Local Traveler

by Maria Olia

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Overview

Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips New England. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive to and from many top New England destinations. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips New England helps makes the most of a brief getaway.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493053513
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2021
Series: Day Trips Series , #4
Edition description: 4th Edition
Pages: 428
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

A near-native New Englander, Maria Olia is a freelance writer who has lived in the Boston area for thirty years. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Mobil Travel and Working Mother Magazine. She is also the author of the Little Black Book of Boston and the Insiders' Guide to Massachusetts (Globe Pequot Press).

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Using the Guide xiv

Boston

Day Trip 01 The Hub of New England 3

Boston, Ma 3

Day Trip 02 Quirky Intellectualism 27

Cambridge, Ma 27

Day Trip 03 A Tale of Two Revolutions 36

Lexington, Ma 36

Concord, Ma 41

Iowell, Ma 45

Day Trip 04 The Dark Arts & Maritime Heritage 49

Salem, Ma 49

Gloucester, Ma 54

Ipswich, Ma 58

Day Trip 05 Presidents, Pilgrims & Whales 62

Quincy, Ma 62

Plymouth, Ma 65

New Bedford, Ma 68

Day Trip 06 The Heart of the Commonwealth 71

Worcester, Ma 71

Sturbridge, Ma 75

Cape Cod

Day Trip 07 Quintessential New England Summer 80

Hyannis, Ma 80

Day Trip 08 Family Vacation Playground 84

Brewster, Ma 84

Orleans, Ma 88

Chatham, Ma 90

Day Trip 09 Ye Old Cape Cod 95

Sandwich, Ma 95

Falmouth, Ma 98

Day Trip 10 Beautiful Beaches 101

Eastham, Ma 101

Wellfleet, Ma 104

Provincetown, Ma 105

Day Trip 11 The Vineyard 110

Martha's Vineyard, Ma 110

Day Trip 12 Romance of the Sea 116

Nantucket, Ma 116

Providence

Day Trip 13 The Creative Capital 125

Providence, RI 125

Day Trip 14 Legendary Seaside Mansions 134

Newport, RI 134

Day Trip 15 Island Serenity 143

Block Island, RI 143

New Haven

Day Trip 16 The Elm City 151

New Haven, ct 151

Day Trip 17 Authors' Homes, Art & Roses 158

Hartford, ct 158

Day Trip 18 Along the River & Shore 164

Madison, ct 164

Essex, ct 167

Old Lyme, ct 169

Mystic, ct 170

Day Trip 19 So Very Town & Country 175

Woodbury, ct 175

Litchfield, ct 178

Kent, ct 180

Burlington

Day Trip 20 Made-in-Vermont 185

Burlington, vt 185

Day Trip 21 Down on the Farm 190

Shelburne, vt 190

Middlebury, vt 193

Day Trip 22 Powered by Ice Cream-From Foothills to Mountain Peaks 195

Waterbury, vt 195

Montpelier, vt 198

Stowe, vt 199

Day Trip 23 Mountain Hamlets 203

Norwich, vt 203

Quechee, vt 206

Woodstock, vt 207

Killington, vt 209

Manchester

Day Trip 24 The Queen City 213

Manchester, nh 213

Day Trip 25 Historically Charming & Hip 216

Portsmouth, nh 216

Day Trip 26 Lakeside Pleasures 222

Wolfeboro, nh 222

Meredith, nh 225

Weirs Beach, nh 227

Portland

Day Trip 27 Maine's Cultural Capital 233

Portland, Me 233

Day Trip 28 Coastal Maine Quaint 238

The Kennebunks, Me 238

Wells, Me 243

Ogunquit, Me 244

The Yorks, Me 246

Day Trip 29 The Craggy Coast 250

Freeport, Me 250

Bath, Me 253

Rockland, Me 254

Camden, Me 256

Day Trip 30 Moose in the Woods 258

Poland Spring, Me 258

Bethel, Me 261

Sebago Lake, Me 262

Historic Trips

Day Trip 31 Colonial History 266

Boston, Ma 266

Cambridge, Ma 268

Lexington, Ma 269

Concord, Ma 271

Deerfield, Ma 272

Day Trip 32 Southern New England Colonial Trail 273

Quincy, Ma 273

Providence, Ri 274

Newport, Ri 276

Day Trip 33 Northern New England Colonial Trail 278

Salem, Ma 278

Exeter, nh 281

Portsmouth, nh 282

Food & Drink

Day Trip 34 New England Food Tour 286

Providence, Ri 286

Boston, Ma 289

Burlington, Vt 291

Day Trip 35 New England Seafood Trail 294

Chatham, Ma 294

Boston, Ma 295

Mid-Coast Maine 296

Day Trip 36 New Hampshire & Massachusetts wine Trail 298

Lee, nh 298

South Hampton, nh 299

Bolton, Ma 299

New Marlborough, Ma 300

Richmond, Ma 301

Day Trip 37 Southern New England Wine Tour 302

North Dartmouth, Ma 302

Westport, Ma 303

Little Compton, Ri 303

Portsmouth, Ri 305

Middletown, Ri 305

Day Trip 38 Litchfield Hills Wine Tour 306

Brookfield, ct 306

New Preston, ct 307

Litchfield, ct 308

Day Trip 39 Vermont Brewery Tour 309

Windsor, vt 309

Bridgewater comers, vt 310

Burlington, vt 310

Morrisville, vt 311

Day Trip 40 Maine Brewery Tour 312

Kennebunkport, Me 312

Portland, Me 313

Bar Harbor, Me 314

Scenic & Seasonal

Day Trip 41 Cape Cod Lighthouse Tour 316

Falmouth, ma 316

Chatham, ma 317

Nauset Beach, ma 318

Truro, Ma 319

Provincetown, Ma 319

Day Trip 42 Maine Lighthouse Tour 320

York, me 320

Cape Elizabeth, me 321

Bath, me 322

Boothbay Harbor, me 322

Bristol, me 323

Rockland, me 323

Day Trip 43 Christmas in new England 325

Boston, ma 325

Newport, ri 327

Stowe, vt 328

Day Trip 44 The Mohawki Trail 330

Deerfield, ma 330

Shelburne falls, ma 332

Northj Adams, ma 334

Day Trip 45 Unspoiled Southern Vermont 337

Brattleboro, vt 337

Grafton, vt 340

Weston, vt 341

Manchester, vt 342

Day Trip 46 Down East Nature Walks & Scenic Drives 347

Bar Harbor, me 347

Acadia National Park 351

Day Trip 47 Fall Foliage & Mountain Magnificence 354

North Conway, nh 354

Mount Washington 358

Bretton Woods, nh 359

Franconia, nh 360

Day Trip 48 Trains, Trains, Trains 363

Mid-Coast Maine 363

White Mountains 364

Essex, ct 365

Huannis, ma 366

Arts & Culture

Day Trip 49 The Berkshire Hills are Alive with Music, Dance & Art 368

Lenox, ma 368

Stockbridge, ma 372

Pittsfield, ma 374

Williamstown, ma 375

Day Trip 50 New England Family Fun 377

Boston, ma 377

Cape Cod, ma 381

White Mountains 382

Appendix: Festivals & Celebrations 384

Index 392

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