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Those who have been there know: the Acadia region of Maine is unlike anywhere else in New England -- or anywhere else in the country, really. The ...
 
Bar Harbor is located in northern Maine, on the east side of Mount Desert Island and is surrounded by Acadia National Park on all sides. Families ...
 
If mountains were children, the Berkshires would be just the right size -- big enough to be exciting, but not enough to get into any real trouble. ...
 
You can hardly call Block Island "undiscovered" -- thousands of tourists disembark there every year to explore the tiny island off the Rhode Island ...
 
As far as cities go, few are more kid-friendly and manageable than Boston. Parents can take comfort in knowing the many activities geared at kids are ...
 
Many towns in New England are built around their ski area the way a college town like Champagne, Ill., is built around the University of Illinois. I ...
 
Having lived in Boston for much of my adult life, I spent my summers on Nantucket, Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, never once considering to head ...
 
Shaped like a bent arm with a big bicep, the peninsula that is Cape Cod offers so much more than a great beach vacation. Sure there are spectacular ...
 
Growing up on the southern coast of Maine, I'll admit I harbor a little prejudice; but from my point of view, it's one of the best places for a ...
 
It's not officially a Great Lake, but you'll be hard-pressed to believe that standing on the shores of New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesauke, a ...
 
As you make your way further north, there are several towns along Maine's mid-coast that are amenable to a family vacation, many of which you'll find ...
 
While Martha's Vineyard may seem like a small island off of the southeastern tip of Cape Cod, don't let its dot on the map fool you! The New England ...
 
Location, location, location. That's what sets Mount Sunapee apart from similar ski areas in the East. A scant one-and-a-half hours away from Boston, ...
 
The seaside village of Mystic, Connecticut, may be the Holy Grail of historic vacation destinations -- perfectly catering to families without ...
 
Named by the native Wampanoag Indians, members of the Algonquin family, named this island 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts ...
 
Good, clean family fun. That's what New Hampshire has been in the business of for generations -- ever since the steamers and railway coaches brought ...
 
With its lengthy history as host of the America's Cup sailing race, most people associate Newport with the water. The ocean beckons for families who ...
 
Best known as the home to Okemo Ski Area, Ludlow sits at the base of the Green Mountains in the south-central part of Vermont. A three-hour drive ...
 
Just north of Maine's southern beaches are Portland and the Casco Bay region. A lot of out-of-staters think Portland is the capital of Maine, which ...
 
Southern Maine's beaches rock. The coastal towns of Kittery, The Yorks, Wells, Ogunquit, Kennebunkport, and Old Orchard Beach are all good choices ...
 
Most people think Stowe is simply a ski area in northern Vermont. And yes, Stowe is one of New England's finest places to ski, with ribbons of trails ...
 
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Stratton, the highest mountain peak in southern Vermont, has come a long way over the years, surpassing each with ...
 
The drive north on Vermont's Route 100 to the base of Sugarbush is one of the most exquisite stretches of road in New England -- a mix of rolling ...
 
Sugarloaf is big -- very big. Okay, it's downright huge. That's likely to be your first impression driving up through the awesome scenery of the ...
 
In a word, Sunday River is about one thing: Snow. It's got it -- and often more of it, and sooner, than any other mountain in the East. Part of that ...
 
My own memories of traveling to Vermont as a child are as fond as any I have -- camping under the stars in the Green Mountains. Norman Rockwell ...
 
In a region better known for its rolling hills and rocky coastline, the White Mountains thrust violently into the New England landscape. Young in ...

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