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.


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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
Sales rank: 1,121,460
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(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

About the author ix

Acknowledgments x

Introduction xi

Using this guide xiii

Boston

Day trip 01

The hub of new england 2

Boston, ma 2

Day trip 02

Quirky intellectualism 25

Cambridge, ma 25

Day trip 03

A tale of two revolutions 33

Lexington, ma 33

Concord, ma 37

Lowell, ma 41

Day trip 04

The dark arts & maritime heritage 45

Salem, ma 45

Gloucester, ma 50

Ipswich, ma 54

Day trip 05

Presidents, pilgrims & whales 57

Quincy, ma 57

Plymouth, ma 60

New bedford, ma 63

Day trip 06

The heart of the commonwealth 66

Worcester, ma 66

Sturbridge, ma 70

Cape cod

Day trip 07

Quintessential new england summer 74

Hyannis, ma 74

Day trip 08

Family vacation playground 80

Brewster, ma 80

Orleans, ma 85

Chatham, ma 87

Day trip 09

Ye old cape cod 92

Sandwich, ma 92

Falmouth, ma 96

Day trip 10

Beautiful beaches 99

Eastham, ma 99

Wellfleet, ma 102

Provincetown, ma 104

Day trip 11

The vineyard 109

Martha's vineyard, ma 109

Day trip 12

Romance of the sea 117

Nantucket, ma 117

Providence

Day trip 13

The creative capital 126

Providence, ri 126

Day trip 14

Legendary seaside mansions 135

Newport, ri 135

Day trip 15

Island serenity 144

Block island, ri 144

Day trip 16

South county coastal drive 149

North kingston, ri 149

Narragansett, ri 151

Westerly, ri 152

New haven

Day trip 17

The elm city 154

New haven, ct 154

Day trip 18

Authors' homes, art & roses 162

Hartford, ct 162

Day trip 19

Along the river & shore 168

Madison, ct 168

Essex, ct 171

Old lyme, ct 173

Mystic, ct 174

Day trip 20

So very town & country 180

Woodbury, ct 180

Litchfield, ct 183

Kent, ct 186

Burlington

Day trip 21

Made-in-vermont 190

Burlington, vt 190

Day trip 22

Down on the farm 196

Shelburne, vt 196

Middlebury, vt 199

Day trip 23

Powered by ice cream-from foothills to mountain peaks 201

Waterbury, vt 201

Montpelier, vt 204

Stowe, vt 205

Day trip 24

Mountain hamlets 209

Norwich, vt 209

Quechee, vt 211

Woodstock, vt 212

Killington, vt 215

Day trip 25

Crossing the border: a montreal sojourn 217

Montreal, canada 217

Manchester

Day trip 26

The queen city 222

Manchester, nh 222

Day trip 27

Historically charming & hip 226

Portsmouth, nh 226

Day trip 28

Lakeside pleasures 232

Wolfeboro, nh 232

Meredith, nh 236

Weirs beach, nh 238

Portland

Day trip 29

Maine's cultural capital 242

Portland, me 242

Day trip 30

Coastal maine quaint 248

The kennebunks, me 248

Wells, me 252

Ogunquit, me 254

The yorks, me 256

Day trip 31

The craggy coast 259

Freeport, me 259

Bath, me 262

Rockland, me 263

Camden, me 265

Day trip 32

Moose in the woods 267

Poland spring, me 267

Bethel, me 270

Sebago lake, me 271

Historic trips

Day trip 33

Colonial history: 274

Boston, ma 274

Cambridge, ma 276

Lexington, ma 277

Concord, ma 278

Deerfield, ma 279

Day trip 34

Southern new england colonial trail: 281

Quincy, ma 281

Providence, ri 282

Newport, ri 284

Day trip 35

Northern new england colonial trail: 287

Salem, ma 287

Exeter, nh 290

Portsmouth, nh 291

Food & drink

Day trip 36

New england food tour: 294

Providence, ri 294

Boston, ma 297

Burlington, vt 299

Day trip 37

Southern new england wine tour: 302

North dartmouth, ma 302

Westport, ma 303

Little compton, ri 303

Portsmouth, ri 304

Middletown, ri 305

Day trip 38

Vermont brewery tour: 306

Windsor, vt 306

Bridgewater corners, vt 307

Burlington, vt 307

Morrisville, vt 308

Scenic & seasonal

Day trip 39

Cape cod lighthouse tour: 310

Falmouth, ma 310

Chatham, ma 311

Nauset beach, ma 312

Truro, ma 313

Provincetown, ma 313

Day trip 40

Maine lighthouse tour: 314

York, me 314

Cape elizabeth, me 315

Bath, me 316

Boothbay harbor, me 316

Bristol, me 317

Rockland, me 317

Day trip 41

Christmas in new england: 319

Boston, ma 319

Newport, ri 321

Stowe, vt 322

Day trip 42

The mohawk trail: 324

Deerfield, ma 324

Shelburne falls, ma 326

North adams, ma 327

Day trip 43

Unspoiled southern vermont: 331

Brattleboro, vt 331

Grafton vt 334

Weston, vt 335

Manchester, vt 336

Day trip 44

Down east nature walks & scenic drives: 341

Bar harbor, me 341

Acadia national park 344

Car tree & green 347

Day trip 45

Fall foliage & mountain magnificence: 348

North conway, nh 348

Mount washington 352

Bretton woods, nh 353

Franconia, nh 354

Day trip 46

Trains, trains, trains: 357

Mid-coast maine 357

White mountains 358

Essex, ct 359

Hyannis, ma 360

Day trip 47

Red sox nation road trips 361

Boston, ma 361

Cape cod, ma 362

Portland, me 363

Arts & culture

Day trip 48

The berkshire hills are alive with music, dance & art: 366

Lenox, ma 366

Stockbridge, ma 370

Pittsfield, ma 372

Williamstown, ma 373

Day trip 49

New england college road trip 376

Boston, ma 376

Northampton, ma 377

New haven, ct 378

Providence, ri 379

Portland, me 380

Day trip 50

Literary tours of new england 382

Brattleboro, vt 382

Amherst, lenox & pittsfield, ma 383

Hartford, ct 384

Concord, ma 385

Appendix: festivals & celebrations 387

Index 395

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