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New England in August

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New England in August

We have never toured the New England area and would like to do a 10 day tour in August. Would like to see Boston and other areas in New England. Anyone have any ideas on the best spots to see and where to stay. We thought we would fly into Boston and go from there.

We are looking for fun family adventure like biking, canoeing, and lots of good food.


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1. Re: New England in August

See Alanm's post in Ma forum.

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2. Re: New England in August

Evening Dolphintravel,

Woodstock VT should be on your map (www.woodstockvt.com) as you will find all you seek, but it depends how much time you want to spend touring in your 10 days as you could go far or near to Boston? Woodstock is a comfortable 2.5 hour drive from Boston via two very easy interstates, I93 & I89.

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3. Re: New England in August

Biking, canoeing and excellent food are all strengths of Burlington. There's a great bike path along the lake for ~15 miles, with easy bike rentals at the Skirack, Northstar, and other places on Main St. Canoes and other small craft can be rented at the Boathouse at the foot of College St. And it's the epicenter for great food, clubs and music, short of Montreal.

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4. Re: New England in August

Burlington is highly rated by Outdoors Magazine great for biking and water activities on Lake Champlain as described by Chris and Liz..

New England Culinary Institute is near Burlington and helps supply good chefs to the area. Let us know what sort of food experiences you are looking for, we should be able to come up with some suggestions.

Edited: 12:55 pm, March 07, 2011
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5. Re: New England in August

You might want to look at flying into Hartford CT or Albany NY or Manchester NH if possible. Boston traffic is not fun and can be a stressful way to start a vacation. There are many areas in New Hampshire that deserve a visit and it is right next to Vermont, the CT River Valley is beautiful.

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6. Re: New England in August

Good comment re: traffic. It's usually fine - just plan it so you aren't driving during the rush hours and you'll have no issues. Plus, the highways going north from Boston are excellent.

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7. Re: New England in August

You are already in New England - Connecticut is often considered a "drive thru" state - don't forget your own beautiful State!.- It is beautiful - especially East of the Connecticut river. By the time you drive to Hartford, get on a plane to Boston, and get a rental car, you could have had a beautiful drive through Ct, into Mass or Rhode Island to Boston.

Or, as NewenglandWeaver #5 said, you can follow the Ct River out of Hartford, along the back roads all the way up through New Hampshire - a very beautiful area - full of beauty, history, places to stay, dining shopping, hiking, kayaking, etc.

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