Great New England Summer Activities

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Summer – the time of year when vacation is on the brain.  If you’re staying with InnSeason Resorts this summer, there’s so much that New England has to offer, no matter where you stay!

Here’s a list of our favorite things to do in the summer (in no particular order of course!):

10) Get an ice cream cone and walk down Main Street. Each of our resorts are nestled in quintessential New England towns.  In Falmouth, stop over at Ben and Bill’s or take a drive to the famous Four Sea’s Ice Cream.  Ogunquit offers the “Latest Scoop” to visitors.  Get some Ice Cream Delights in Lincoln.  Any way you scoop it, it’s a great way to pass the time!

9) Mountain Biking – The White Mountains are a great spot and there are so many beautiful trails to see while having fun with the family!  On Cape, there are some great trails too, like the Mashpee River Woodlands, to explore too!

8 ) Whale Watching – Spend the day watching Minke, Finback, Pilot, and Humpback whales play and feed on the fish and krill in Stellwagen Bank and Cape Cod Bay. Did you know that whale’s brains sleep one half at a time? That way they can rest and still perform the necessary life functions, like breathing.

7) Canoeing and Kayaking Trips – Enjoy the beauty of New England while canoeing or kayaking down one of its many rivers or on one of its many ponds. Jackman, ME has great whitewater rafting for the more adventurous. Canoe down the Pemigewassett for some beautiful views of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. It’s at great activity for all ages!

6) Fields of Lupine Festival – Every June, the fields around the White Mountains are covered by a beautiful blanket of purple. Get your book and find yourself surrounded by the simple beauty of the White Mountains.  There are so many great opportunities  for beautiful photos!

5) Cape Cod Baseball League – Every summer the best college baseball players come to Cape Cod to play baseball with wooden bats for families and fans who just want to see a good game!  Many of the players go on to play in the Major League and this is just one more opportunity for scouts to come and watch them.  Admission to the games is free so pack a picnic and bring the family down!

4) Check out an Amusement Park. Storyland, York’s Wild Animal Kingdom, Canobie Lake Park, or even Six Flags – New England has so many options for all ages. Some are right around the corner from the resort and others might be closer to home! Either way – they are a fun time for all!  Check the websites before going because sometimes they have discounts online and great specials to take advantage of!

3) Watch the Fireworks on the 4th of July – In Falmouth, just walk across the street from the resort and watch the fireworks over Vineyard Sound – one of the best displays on the Cape!  Take part in Ogunquit Days in Maine which features a whole five day celebration of the town’s 30th anniversary (Ogunquit used to be a village in Wells but became its own town in 1980).   If you’ll be in Lincoln, watch the fireworks light up the White Mountains!

2) Take in a Show at a Local Theater – New England has a long-standing tradition of summer theater.  Ogunquit is home to John Lane’s Ogunquit Playhouse. The 2010 season features The Drowsy Chaperone and The Sound of Music among other great hits of Broadway!  The Papermill Theater in Lincoln will present three plays this 2010 season, including Spelling Bee.  Falmouth is the summer home to the College Light Opera Company (CLOC) which puts on wonderful shows which will include Evita, My Fair Lady, and Guys and Dolls to name a few!

1) Take a Scenic Drive – The Kancamagus Highway is a wonderful drive through the White Mountains.  It provides many grand vistas, perfect for that family vacation photo and even leads to some great shopping in North Conway!   Just a short drive from Falmouth is Route 6A.  Winding up the arm of Cape Cod, this scenic by-way is full of antiques, art galleries and eclectic shops.  In Maine, the Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway is a beautiful drive that takes by turn-of-the-century homes and through the Forks.

Whatever you and your family choose to do this summer, enjoy yourselves!  If you have other ideas we might have missed, feel free to comment below and let us know what your favorite thing to do in New England is!

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