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Where is your favorite New England trip.....

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It is no secret my favorite is the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Lincoln is my first choice....followed by Bartlett.

But, my thoughts today are with Newport, RI. I think this is such an underrated area and with the summer sightings I have recently posted I'm thinking about it.

To me (just my opinion) I think it outranks the Cape for a summer destination.
Still get New England oceans. Many restaurants, shops, tours are all within walking distance from the resorts.
Day trips to Boston, Providence and Connecticut are easy commute.


So, all you New England fans.....what is your favorite area?
 

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I love Vermont ! All the little villages and pretty scenery. Northern Vermont is majestic and Lake Champlain area. The little villages of Newfane and Woodstock, Stowe are lovely. Manchester is always fun to shop.

Also enjoy coastal Maine, the Kennebunkport area, Ogunquit , York and Southern coast and always like a visit to Stonewall Kitchen.
A friend has a place in Southern NH in Spofford Lake and always enjoy a summer day there too.
 

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We love Newport and the Berkshires (Bentley Brook) the most. We love traveling to Boston, Cape Cod and Maine. Most of New England is great
 

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Newport Overlook in Jamestown, RI and Surfside Resort in East Falmouth, MA.
 

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1. Vermont...... particularly the small town of Woodstock.....(Woodstock Inn!) .....but frankly, most anywhere in Vermont.
2. New Hampshire, anywhere in the White Mountains.....(Bretton Woods/Omni Mt. Washington Hotel).
3. Maine..........small coastal town of Ogunquit.....or anywhere on the coast.
4. City of Boston.......too much to tell, but it's definitely our favorite big city in USA (Custom House)....warranting 6 visits in last 8 years.
5. Newport, RI....wonderful place, just a beautiful area.

And, we love to go only in mid-October (foliage season is glorious) or early December (Merry Christmas to us!!)......

Wife unwittingly called the last year+ the "pandammit" instead of the pandemic...a true Freudian slip.
So, we'll be ecstatic when this pandammit is over, such that we feel safe in getting back to our beloved New England, and especially Boston!
(funny thing is that she never utters a curse word....guess it just slipped out.)


1. Woodstock, Vermont
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2. New Hampshire (Bretton Woods)......Mt Washington Hotel
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3. Ogunquit, Maine
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4. BOSTON
First stop is ALWAYS at James Hook & Co. on Atlantic Ave,Boston..."on the hahbah".....
When we deplane we RUN to this place!!!!!


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5. Newport, RI
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I generally only travel in New England. Funny...Laney was talking the other day about places/states we haven't been, and RI came up. I hate, despise, DO NOT DO urban areas. Boston/Providence, etc are not places I'd ever go....so I haven't looked closely at Newport. It may warrant a second glance after this post!

Our favs:

1) White Mountains. We love either side of the Kancamagus. We've never stayed in a place we didn't enjoy! Pollard Brook, Village of Loon Mountain, Eastern Slope, Attitash, Cold Spring...we enjoy them all!

2) Vermont, #2 only because it's a bit of a drive for us. Smuggs is our favorite, but we've done Jackson Gore and the Grand Summit at Mount Snow, too. All were great!

3) Samoset in Maine. This one is just up the road...about an hour away. It's a favorite because of proximity to home. We don't golf, I don't drink, nobody likes to be out on the water, and we're not big restaurant people. But we love to sit and watch the ocean any time of year, and you can't beat the amenities this place offers. (Audrey gives Samoset the "best gym" award!) I've already made reservations here for Christmas 2021 and Christmas 2022!

4) A big surprise last summer was Vacationland Estates. (Kids are actually clamoring to go back!) It's in the middle of god-forsaken NOWHERESVILLE. But it had a beautiful view of Mt. Katahdin, we shopped at Amish farmstands at least as much as the grocery store, and the pool was great. I'll be watching for a getaway from II to try to go back another year.

So many places we've enjoyed over the years. It's hard to pick! And there are still so many to try! Looking forward to using my new-to-me Acadia Village week this summer!
 

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I generally only travel in New England. Funny...Laney was talking the other day about places/states we haven't been, and RI came up. I hate, despise, DO NOT DO urban areas. Boston/Providence, etc are not places I'd ever go....so I haven't looked closely at Newport. It may warrant a second glance after this post!

Our favs:

1) White Mountains. We love either side of the Kancamagus. We've never stayed in a place we didn't enjoy! Pollard Brook, Village of Loon Mountain, Eastern Slope, Attitash, Cold Spring...we enjoy them all!

2) Vermont, #2 only because it's a bit of a drive for us. Smuggs is our favorite, but we've done Jackson Gore and the Grand Summit at Mount Snow, too. All were great!

3) Samoset in Maine. This one is just up the road...about an hour away. It's a favorite because of proximity to home. We don't golf, I don't drink, nobody likes to be out on the water, and we're not big restaurant people. But we love to sit and watch the ocean any time of year, and you can't beat the amenities this place offers. (Audrey gives Samoset the "best gym" award!) I've already made reservations here for Christmas 2021 and Christmas 2022!

4) A big surprise last summer was Vacationland Estates. (Kids are actually clamoring to go back!) It's in the middle of god-forsaken NOWHERESVILLE. But it had a beautiful view of Mt. Katahdin, we shopped at Amish farmstands at least as much as the grocery store, and the pool was great. I'll be watching for a getaway from II to try to go back another year.

So many places we've enjoyed over the years. It's hard to pick! And there are still so many to try! Looking forward to using my new-to-me Acadia Village week this summer!
Agree!!! One thing.. I hadn't been to Providence in years and went to a play there. I have to say the little city was very impressive and worth a longer visit. I was really surprised how much I enjoyed it !! Speaking of Rhide Island, Watch Hill is always a fave place for a beach day.
 
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1. Vermont...... particularly the small town of Woodstock.....(Woodstock Inn!) .....but frankly, most anywhere in Vermont.
2. New Hampshire, anywhere in the White Mountains.....(Bretton Woods/Omni Mt. Washington Hotel).
3. Maine..........small coastal town of Ogunquit.....or anywhere on the coast.
4. City of Boston.......too much to tell, but it's definitely our favorite big city in USA (Custom House)....warranting 6 visits in last 8 years.
5. Newport, RI....wonderful place, just a beautiful area.

And, we love to go only in mid-October (foliage season is glorious) or early December (Merry Christmas to us!!)......

Wife unwittingly called the last year+ the "pandammit" instead of the pandemic...a true Freudian slip.
So, we'll be ecstatic when this pandammit is over, such that we feel safe in getting back to our beloved New England, and especially Boston!
(funny thing is that she never utters a curse word....guess it just slipped out.)


1. Woodstock, Vermont
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2. New Hampshire (Bretton Woods)......Mt Washington Hotel
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3. Ogunquit, Maine
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4. BOSTON
First stop is ALWAYS at James Hook & Co. on Atlantic Ave,Boston..."on the hahbah".....
When we deplane we RUN to this place!!!!!


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5. Newport, RI
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Love all the photos. Brings back nice memories. Thanks for sharing!!
 
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Been a long time since the TUG meeting (and wrestling match vs Fletch) at the Custom House. Very nice place, but a bit on the small side. My favorite places are: (1) NH White Mountains - Pollard Brook, (2) Maine- Acadia National Park area, (3) Cape Cod - Mid Cape area and mostly to eat.
 
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