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Things to do and places to see in New England

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One fun thing to do in New England this summer is to visit Ben and Jerry's factory, located in Waterbury, Vermont. Photo Credit Wikia Commons.

One fun thing to do in New England this summer is to visit Ben and Jerry's factory, located in Waterbury, Vermont. Photo Credit Wikia Commons.

One fun thing to do in New England this summer is to visit Ben and Jerry's factory, located in Waterbury, Vermont. Photo Credit Wikia Commons.

Samantha Maxfield, Reporter

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New England Foods

-Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour, Waterbury, VT.

If you’re an ice cream enthusiast, consider driving up to the Ben and Jerry’s factory in Waterbury, Vermont. You’ll be able to take a tour of the factory and see all about how this famous ice cream brand is made. There  might even be a sample waiting for you after the tour is done. You can take a walk down memory lane in the Flavor Graveyard, where older but still beloved flavors, like Brownie Batter and Festivus, go to their delicious but eternal rest. Go to  https://www.benjerry.com/about-us/factory-tours to learn more!

-Other fun places

-Maple Corner Farm, Granville, MA.

-Gould’s Sugar House, Shelburne, MA

Cities

Northampton, MA.

-Northampton is a bustling city that has lots to do. It has a large array of both large and small restaurants, and an array of different shops to explore. There’s lots of art galleries and performances to see, and there is even has an annual Pride parade at the beginning of May. For a complete list of events and activities going on this year, go to http://www.northamptonma.gov/142/Events-Festivals.

-Other fun places

-Hampshire Mall, Hadley, MA

-Burlington, VT

-Newport, Rhode Island

-Boston, MA

-Provincetown, Cape Cod

Outdoor Activities

-White Mountain National Forest, NH and ME

Visiting a national forest is a great way to get outside and have fun, whether you enjoy hiking, skiing, camping, or just being away from the city and out in the fresh air. The White Mountain National forest also has huts that you can rent during your stay. Visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/whitemountain for more information.

-Other fun places:

-Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

-Mt. Tom, Holyoke, MA

-Ashley Reservoir, Holyoke, MA

-Robinson State Park, Agawam, MA

-Yankee Stadium, Boston, MA

-Fenway Park, Boston, MA

-Lake Champlain, VT and NY

-Green Mountain National Forest, VT

-Enders State Forest, Granby, CT

-Acadia National Park, ME

 

Museums and Historic Sites

-Connecticut Science Center

-The Connecticut Science Center, located in Hartford, Connecticut, is within an hour’s drive from West Side. You can learn about how our world works through interactive exhibits, hang out with different types of butterflies in a greenhouse, and look out over the city on the museum’s Overlook Balcony, but there’s always new exhibits to enjoy. To learn more about this museum, visit https://ctsciencecenter.org/.

-Boston Freedom Trail

-Take a walk through history on the Freedom Trail, located in Boston, Massachusetts. This 2.5 mile trail leads you to sixteen important historical buildings and places, including the original Massachusetts State House and the site of the Boston Massacre. To learn more, visit http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/index.html.

-Other fun places:

-Mystic Aquarium, Stonington, CT

-New England Air Museum, Enfield, CT

-New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

-Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA

-Springfield Museums, Springfield, MA

-Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, Concord, MA

-Robert Frost Stone House Museum, Shaftsbury, VT

Beaches

-Cape Cod National Seashore

-The Cape Cod National Seashore is comprised of six different beaches that run up the coast of Cape Cod. If you love to swim in the ocean or sit on the beach and relax in the sun, this is the perfect place for you. There’s a variety of wildlife that you can see here, including birds, turtles, fish, and a large population of seals. Visit https://www.nps.gov/caco/index.htm for more information on Cape Cod’s history, its environment, and the animals that make their homes there.  

-Other Fun Beaches:

-Old Orchard Beach, ME

-Hampton Beach, NH

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