Travel in New England: 2015’s New England Road Trips, Day Trips, Outings and Festival Plans

One of my favorite things about living in New England is the seasons…yes, even winter. Every season is a new opportunity to explore a different part of New England, which ultimately led to my Travel in New England series. This year, I am going in with a plan. I know this is an ambitious list, but it is sure to make for a fun Spring, Summer and Fall trying to get it all done! Travel in New England

I will likely be adding more to this as the season gets on, and I will also be updating it as I check items off my list, so make sure to check back!

What would you add to this list?

Travel in New England Day Trips/Outings:

  1. Salem, MA
  2. Cape Ann, MA (Rockport & Gloucester)
  3. Mohegan Sun, CT
  4. Foxwoods, CT
  5. Hampton Beach, NH
  6. Alpine Slide & Coaster at Attitash Mountain, NH (May 23 – October 12)
  7. Hiking, Concord, MA
  8. Cape Cod Chip Factory & Cape Cod Brewing Company, Hyannis, MA
  9. Ramblewild Adventure Course, Lanesborough, MA

New England Weekend Trips:

  1. Several trips to Provincetown, MA
  2. Chatham, MA – Scheduled for May
  3. Mystic, CT (read about past visit to Mystic here)
  4. Connecticut Wine Trail
  5. Quechee/Woodstock, VT (read about past visits here and here)
  6. Block Island, RI

New England Food/Shops to Drive to:

  1. Woodman’s of Essex, Essex, MA
  2. The Clam Box, Ipswich, MA
  3. Tavern on the Hill, Easthampton, MA
  4. Pearl, Wellfleet, MA
  5. The Old Mill, Westminster, MA
  6. Eden Hand Arts, East Dennis, MA
  7. The Castaway Restaurant, Gloucester, MA
  8. Red’s at the Seacrest Beach Hotel, Falmouth, MA (read about their chowder here)
  9. Dunbar Tea Room, Sandwich, MA
  10. Golden Lamb Buttery, Brooklyn, CT (read about past visit to Golden Lamb)
  11. Sono Seaport, S. Norwalk, CT 
  12. Simon Pearce Gallery, Quechee, VT (read about past visit to Simon Pearce)

New England Festivals (This is a comprehensive list, I’m pretty sure we can’t do all of this):

  1. Gore Place Sheepshearing Festival, Waltham, MA April 25
  2. MayFair, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA May 3
  3. Misquamicut SpringFest, Waverly, RI May 8 – 10
  4. Bob Dylan Birthday Festival, Cotuit, MA May 9
  5. Maritime Yard Sale & Flea Market, Hyannis, MA May 15 – 16
  6. Monumental Yard Sale, Provincetown, MA May 15 – 17
  7. Somerville Porchfest, Somerville, MA May 16
  8. 18th Annual Virtu Art Festival, Wavery, RI May 23 – 24
  9. Wellfleet Harborfest, Wellfleet, MA May 30
  10. Salem Art Festival, Salem, MA June 5 – 7
  11. Cambridge RiverFest, Charles River, Cambridge, MA June 7
  12. Boston PRIDE, Boston, MA June 13
  13. Strawberry Festival, Topsfield, MA June 13
  14. Boston Dragonboat Festival, Boston, MA June 14
  15. Art Alive, Falmouth, MA June 19 – 20
  16. South Shore Art Festival, Cohasset, MA June 19 – 21
  17. Quechee Hot Air Balloon and Music Festival, Quechee, VT June 19 – 21
  18. Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture Festival June 20 – 21
  19. Boston JerkFest, Boston, MA June 27
  20. Narragansett Art Festival, Narragansett, RI June 27 – 28
  21. Boston HarborFest, Boston, MA July 1 – 5
  22. Salem Willows Seafood Festival, Salem, MA July 10 – 12
  23. Newport Kite Festival, Newport, RI July 11 – 12
  24. Wickford Arrt Festival, Wickford, RI July 11 -12
  25. Cape Code Art Festival, Dennis, MA July 18 – 19
  26. Festival by the Sea, Machester-by-the-Sea August 1
  27. Vermont Festival of the Arts, Mad River Valley, VT August 1 – Sept 7
  28. Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, Mystic, CT August 8 – 9
  29. 44th Annual Festival of the Arts, Chatham, MA August 14 – 16
  30. Gloucester Waterfront Festival, Gloucester, MA August 15 – 16
  31. Provincetown Carnivale, Provincetown, MA August 15 – 21
  32. Newburyport Riverfront Musicfest, Newburyport, MA September 5
  33. Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, Hampton Beach, MA September 11 – 13
  34. Wachusett Music Festival, Wachusett Mountain, MA September 12 – 13
  35. Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music Festival, Harwich, MA September 13 – 14
  36. What the Fluff? Marshmellow Festival, Somerville, MA September 26
  37. Cranberry Harvest Celebration, Wareham, MA October 10 – 11
  38. Oktoberfest & Honk Festival, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA October 11
  39. Rockport HarvestFest, Rockport, MA – October 17

Planned Trips:

  1. Dunedin, FL. – July, 20 year (!!!) High School Reunion
  2. Cape Cod, MA. – August, our annual 1 week trip to the Cape. Details are still being worked out
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