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New England Fall Events 2014. A weekend-by-weekend guide to the best fall events in New England during fall foliage season. Plan a day trip or weekend escape around a fun event.
New England fall weekend events. Festivals and happenings during the fall foliage weekend of September 13-14, 2014 for fall day trip and weekend travel planning.
New England fall weekend events. Festivals and things to do during the fall foliage weekend of September 20-21, 2014 to inspire your day trip or weekend getaway planning.
New England fall foliage weekend events. Festivals and things to do during the fall weekend of September 6-7, 2014. Plan a day trip or weekend escape in the New England states.
New England fall weekend events. Festivals and things to do in New England the weekend of September 27-28, 2014. Plan a fall day trip or weekend getaway.
When is Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving date 2014 & beyond. Plan ahead with this guide to the Thanksgiving date for 2014 - 2020. Also past Thanksgiving dates 2005 - 2013.
From forts to a floating restaurant, lighthouses to the world's largest revolving globe, discover myriad things to do in Portland, Maine, with this guide to the best attractions in Portland and southern Maine. Enjoy memorable experiences, whether you're spending a single day in port on your cruise or vacationing for a week in Maine.
New England Columbus Day weekend events. Festivals and things to do during Columbus Day weekend October 11-13, 2014. Make the most of a holiday weekend escape in the New England states.
New England fall weekend events. Festivals and things to do during the weekend of October 4-5, 2014 for planning fall foliage day trips and weekend getaways.
Predicting when fall foliage will peak in New England is a crapshoot but here are some tips to help you stack the odds of seeing peak foliage in your favor.
Attend a wacky fall festival in New England and have stories to tell come Monday! Here's your guide to 5 quirky and unusual fall events in Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont.
For first-time visitors or others who have only spent a short stay in Boston, here is our picks for must-see attractions in Massachusetts' capital city.
Columbus Day date 2014. When is Columbus Day? Here is your guide to upcoming Columbus Day dates for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 to assist your fall travel planning.
New England fall weekend events and things to do during the fall foliage weekend of October October 18-19, 2014. Day trip and weekend getaway ideas.
September in New England is a best-kept secret. Find deals, top September events, weather info, best destinations, fall foliage tips and more in this guide.
New England Halloween weekend events, festivals and haunted happenings during the weekend of October 25-26, 2014. Plan a spooky, fun day trip or weekend getaway.
New England fall foliage reports. 2013 foliage updates for the New England states and New York are available online. Here are links to regular fall foliage reports and current conditions for Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and the New England region.
Within 20 minutes of Portland, Maine, this lighthouse driving tour guide includes detailed driving instructions and takes around 2 hours.
Print these fall leaf coloring pages before you hit the road on a New England fall foliage car trip for the kids to color and cut out. These free, printable autumn leaf images can also be used for school projects.
When is the first day of fall? The fall season begins with the autumnal equinox, the date in September when hours of day and night are equal. Here are first day of fall dates for 2014 through 2017.
New England fall foliage travel planning guide. It's the trip you've dreamed of--New England in the glorious autumn. Fall is New England's busiest tourism season, so planning ahead can ensure a picture-perfect fall foliage vacation.
Pumpkin chucking is an extreme squash sport that captivates audiences. Want to see pumpkins fly? Find a pumpkin chucking festival with this guide to pumpkin chucking events in New England and beyond.
Here's a look at upcoming dates for Patriots' Day for 2014 - 2018, along with a guide to Patriots' Day traditions throughout New England.
Whether you're a seasoned nudist or a first-timer, here's your guide to ten places to take it all off and go nude in New England.
New England Fall Foliage Central is your New England autumn hub with expert advice on fall travel ideas, New England fall foliage peak times, fall events, leaf peeping day trips, driving tours, foliage reports and hotlines and more.
The best Vermont attractions run the gamut from a historic dairy farm to a famous ice cream factory, from covered bridges and a presidential birthplace to a dog chapel. Here are a dozen things to do in VT that are absolute must-sees.
Apple picking in New England. Here's a guide to pick your own apple orchards in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont & New York.
New England travel deals, discounts, offers, bargains, last-minute getaway steals, packages, free stuff, insider tips and secrets, from New England Expert Kim Knox Beckius.
What is a white pumpkin? Here in New England, white pumpkins, once a novelty, are becoming increasingly common, and these intriguing white orbs are all the rage when it comes to chic autumn decorating. But what is a white pumpkin? And what can you do with a white pumpkin? Here's everything you wanted to know about growing, cooking, carving, painting and decorating with white pumpkins.
Plymouth Rock is New England's most visited rock! Pilgrim Memorial State Park in Plymouth, Massachusetts, home of Plymouth Rock, is visited by nearly a million people each year.
New England fall foliage driving tours and suggested scenic routes. Don't leave autumn drives in New England to chance!
Fall songs for your fall playlist. Create a fall playlist for your New England fall foliage road trip with these suggested fall songs.
A New England fall foliage train tour is an old-fashioned way to experience the beauty of autumn. Here is your guide to scenic fall train tours in the New England states.
Best 2014 New England fall getaway packages at hotels, inns and B&Bs in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.
Apple Cider drink recipes for Halloween, Thanksgiving, autumn, any time! More than a dozen alcoholic and non-alcoholic cider drink recipes to try.
New England is famous for outlet shopping. Find the best bargains and deals at outlet stores in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont.
Fill your 2014 calendar with the best events and festivals in New England and New York state, including 16 named to the ABA's Top 100 Events list.
How To Eat Lobster tutorial. With the lobster's tail spread open, grasp the lobster in the middle with two hands and break the tail away from the body with one decisive twist. What's that green stuff? And the bright red bits? I'll tell you. Page 6.
The Keene Pumpkin Festival achieved a new Guinness World Record for lit jack-o-lanterns in 2013. Carved pumpkins were EVERYWHERE in Keene, NH, as you'll see in my pictures from this record-breaking event.
Best New England beer festivals for summer and fall 2014. Discover a new favorite craft brew at a beer fest in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire or New York.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many New England businesses are doing amazing things to promote breast cancer awareness this fall.
Scenic driving awaits in Vermont, especially during fall foliage season. Where are the best fall drives in Vermont? Author and Vermonter Rachel Carter shares insider tips to help leaf peepers head in the right direction this autumn.
New England fall foliage day trips. If you live close enough to New England to visit for a day, then fall foliage season is the perfect time of year to plan a winding drive through colorful autumn scenery to a festival, a museum or even to nowhere in particular. If you're looking for day trip ideas this fall, this is your place for autumn travel ideas!
New England fall foliage maps to help you plan your trip based on historical data and current reports of peak fall foliage.
WaterFire Providence is the Rhode Island capital city's signature event and the best free event in New England. Here's your complete guide to WaterFire including the 2014 WaterFire schedule.
Connecticut brunch places. A guide to the best Sunday brunches at restaurants in Connecticut.
A walk along The Freedom Trail is one of the best ways to get acquainted with Boston and to see the city's historic landmarks. Here's a guide to The Freedom Trail for Boston Visitors, plus a virtual photo tour of the stops along the route.
Six Flags New England coupon and discount offers to help travelers save money on admission to New England's premier amusement park, Six Flags New England in Massachusetts.
The Boston North Shore is a New England coastal region that holds many surprises for visitors. Plan your North Shore vacation with this guide to the 10 most memorable things to do on the Massachusetts North Shore, starting with a sail around Gloucester Harbor aboard the schooner Thomas E. Lannon.
Vermont fall foliage driving tours. Find the best places to view Vermont fall foliage on scenic drives this autumn.
The New England Aquarium is one of Boston's perpetually popular family attractions. Here's your guide to visiting the Aquarium, or, if you can't get there, come along on a virtual photo tour.
Bus tours are a low-stress way to see New England fall foliage. Let someone else do the driving while you view fabulous fall foliage on an escorted motorcoach tour.
New England fall foliage tours. Leave the planning to someone else, and relax and enjoy a guided biking, hiking, walking, bus, train, cruise or aerial New England fall foliage tour this fall.
Labor Day date 2014. When is Labor Day? Here is your guide to upcoming Labor Day dates for 2014, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 to assist your travel planning.
Massachusetts fall foliage driving tours. Massachussetts offers scenic routes for leaf lovers to drive and explore. Fall foliage driving tours in the Berkshires, Cape Cod, more.
Photographs and information about five Vermont covered bridges on ta driving tour of Bennington County Vermont. Page 1 of 6.
Buy live Maine lobster cheap! The best place to buy live Maine lobster is Pine Point Fisherman's Co-op in Scarborough, Maine. Lobster Co-op also sells lobster cheap online.
New England fall festivals guide 2014. Celebrate autumn at fall festivals in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island & Vermont.
Print these coloring pages before you hit the road on a New England car trip for the kids to color and cut out. These free outline maps of the New England states and region can also be used for school projects.
Connecticut fall foliage viewing spots. Why leave your leaf peeping to chance? Here are the Connecticut Bureau of Parks and Forests' top eight picks for the best places to view Connecticut fall foliage.
Scenic New York routes and driving tours that will take you to New York State's best fall foliage viewing this autumn.
WaterFire 2014 schedule. WaterFire is Providence, Rhode Island's signature event. Here are confirmed lighting dates for WaterFire 2014 in Providence, RI.
Maine fall foliage driving tours. Find the best places to view Maine fall foliage on fall foliage driving tours in Maine this autumn.
If you can't get to New England, you can still be among the throngs of leaf peepers, thanks to the magic of Fall Foliage Web Cameras. Here are a dozen leaf cams for your viewing pleasure.
New Hampshire fall foliage driving tours. Find the best places to view New Hampshire's fall foliage on New Hampshire fall foliage drives this autumn.
Top 10 routes for viewing Maine fall foliage. A native Mainer shares the best routes to drive to enjoy Maine fall foliage views.
JackoLantern Spectacular runs through Halloween, October 31, 2011, at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. These Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular pictures provide a look at the amazing jackolantern carving designs on display.
Marginal Way is a mile-long pathway that extends from Shore Road in Ogunquit, Maine, to the docks of Perkins Cove. The Marginal Way may not look like much to the casual passerby, but its all-encompassing view of the picturesque town of Ogunquit, Maine, and the feelings of total tranquility that walking the Marginal Way provides make it a definite spot to see in New England.
Scare yourself silly at one of these popular New England haunted houses, haunted hayrides or spooky attractions this Halloween.
Five fall festivals in Connecticut for 2013, including the annual Bristol Chrysanthemum Festival, the Connecticut Renaissance Faire, Chowder Fest at Mystic Seaport, more reasons to plan a CT day trip this autumn.
Fall day trips from Boston. If you live in Boston or are visiting the city during fall foliage season, here are suggested fall day trips you can take by bus, or set out in your car for scenic autumn destinations within a two-hour drive of Boston, Massachusetts.
Speak like a Mainer. Learn Maine lingo and how to speak with a Maine accent. If you're planning to vacation in Maine, here's how to speak like a native Mainer so you'll fit in up north.
New England foliage hotlines. Looking for up-to-date New England fall foliage reports? Here are toll-free hotlines to call for foliage reports for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and the entire Northeast region.
Kancamagus Highway scenic drive. Plan your trip along the Kancamagus Highway with this driving tour from 'Backroads of New England.'
Maine Wildlife Park photo tour and tips for visitors. The Maine Wildlife Park in Gray is the one place in Maine where you're guaranteed to see a moose.
Best fairs in Connecticut for 2014. Searching for a real, old-fashioned agricultural fair? Connecticut delivers with 50+ fairs statewide July through October. Here are 10 agricultural fairs within an easy drive of Hartford, CT.
Foxwoods entertainment and concerts calendar. Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut offers concerts, night clubs, comedy and a variety of other shows and entertainment to enhance your casino experience. Here's your guide to Foxwoods entertainment venues and getting tickets for upcoming shows.
What do you call someone from Connecticut? Connecticuter? Nutmegger? Connecticutian? There are actually several names used for Connecticut residents; here's a look at the best and most acceptable terms.
Grilled lobster is a treat! If you are searching for a grilled lobster recipe, here are the basics of how to grill lobsters.
Memorial Day date 2014. When is Memorial Day? Here is your guide to upcoming Memorial Day dates for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 to assist your travel planning.
Haunted Graveyard is back at Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT, for Halloween 2013. Plan your visit to the Haunted Graveyard, southern New England's largest Halloween attraction, and save with a discount coupon.
Wherever you are in the world, a look outside a New England window at autumn's changing colors is just a click away each week. See current New England fall foliage conditions with these photographs outside my window in Central Connecticut.
Keep kids occupied on fall foliage road trips with this free fall leaf coloring page.
Making your own leaf rubbing is a great fall craft project that allows you to preserve memories of your fall trip to New England.
Day trips within a two-hour drive of Portland, Maine, especially great in the fall!
The Budweiser Clydesdales are the beverage industry's most recognizable mascots, and you can meet these famous horses by visiting the Clydesdale Hamlet at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Merrimack, New Hampshire. There are always eight to 10 Clydesdales at the stables, which are open to the public free of charge year-round.
Foxwoods Directions: Driving directions to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut, from New York, Boston, Providence and Hartford.
Complete guide to sampling the wines of New England by touring vineyards and tasting wines made in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Are you looking to get away from it all? Here's a sampling of healthy escapes in New England including spas, a yoga center, more.
Boston's Quincy Market, also known as Faneuil Hall Marketplace, is a great place to stop for food during your walk of the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail.
This authentic New England clam chowder recipe has been on the menu at The Cliff House in Ogunquit, Maine, since 1872.
Chairlift or gondola sky rides are a terrific way to view colorful New England fall foliage. Catch a leaf lift at ski areas in Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire.
New England's National Parks draw millions of visitors to the region each year. Which are most popular? Here's a top ten list.
Tanglewood concert schedule 2014. Here is a complete, easy to browse and search schedule of concert performances at Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, for the summer of 2014. Highlights include James Taylor, Josh Groban and a screening of The Wizard of Oz with Boston Pops accompaniment.
What are the must-see Acadia National Park attractions? Here are 6 top things to do in Maine's seaside national park starting with driving the Park Loop Road.
Find flea markets in Connecticut that operate on a regular schedule. This guide includes indoor and outdoor flea and antique markets.
Wondering how to make hot mulled cider like you may have tasted in New England? Here's a recipe for hot mulled cider, a classic New England beverage for chilly autumn days.
Connecticut things to do. Visiting Connecticut and wondering what to do? Here's your guide to the top CT attractions including casinos, museums, beaches, cruises, wineries, America's oldest amusement park and more fun things to do in CT.
Best Vermont lodging options for viewing fall foliage. Suggested places to stay and special lodging packages in Vermont for the fall foliage season.
Looking for the best New England fall foliage lodging options? Here are expert picks for your autumn in New England getaway. Book lodging early for the popular leaf peeping season.
Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts, is the world's largest outdoor antique show. Here are 2014 Brimfield Antique Show dates and shopping tips.
New Hampshire flea markets. Find flea markets in New Hampshire that operate on a regular schedule. This guide includes indoor and outdoor flea and antique markets.
Watch along with me as the 2014 fall foliage season gets underway in New England. I'll share a new photo of the leaves in my Connecticut backyard each week.
What happens when you drop a giant pumpkin on a car? If you can't get to Damariscotta, Maine, to see the annual Pumpkin Drop for yourself, I'll show you the orange carnage and tell you all about this zany event, a highlight of Damariscotta Pumpkinfest.
Fenway Park turns 100 on April 20, 2012, and several events will celebrate the 100th birthday of America's oldest Major League ballpark. Learn about the anniversary game against the New York Yankees, a free Fenway Park Open House, guided Fenway Park tours and the history of this legendary Boston stadium.
Looking for a cheap B&B or inn? If your vacation budget is tight, sleep on the cheap at one of these ten New England inns with rooms under $100.
Salem, Massachusetts travel guide. There's no American place spookier than Salem, Massachusetts, and October is a bewitching time for a visit. Here's your complete guide to Haunted Happenings and other attractions, accommodations and dining in the land of the Witch Trials.
New Hampshire things to do. Considering a New Hampshire trip and wondering what to do? Here's your guide to the top NH attractions including scenic drives, beaches, tax-free shopping, family amusement parks, historic sites, America's Stonehenge, the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and more fun things to do in New Hampshire.
Boston Travel Guide from About.com. Boston is not just the capital of Massachusetts, it's New England's capital city. Plan a visit to historic Boston with this inspiring travel guide.
Massachusetts' tallest mountain, Mt. Greylock, is the focal point of its first State Park, Mount Greylock State Reservation. Though this 3,491-foot western Massachusetts peak can't rival Mt. Washington for height, it offers its own array of enticements. For starters, the road over the mountain is open to the public absolutely free. Page 6.
The cost of everything seems to be going up these days, but in New England some of the best attractions remain open to the public absolutely free of charge.
Moose Alley, the stretch of Route 3 that runs from Pittsburg, New Hampshire, to the Canadian border, is one of the best places to see moose in New England. It's also a scenic drive through New Hampshire's wild and pristine Great North Woods--moose or no moose.
Corn mazes are cropping up all over New England. Find corn mazes in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont this fall.
Explore these top 10 romantic things to do in Portland and southern Maine for Valentine's Day or any day of the year.
Connecticut fall foliage driving tours. Head out on Connecticut's scenic roads this autumn for the best fall foliage views.
Find flea markets in Massachusetts that operate on a regular schedule. This guide includes indoor and outdoor flea and antique markets.
Heady Topper by The Alchemist, a tiny craft brewery in Vermont, has been christened best beer in the world. Learn where to try & buy Heady Topper in VT.
Litchfield, Connecticut, makes a great fall foliage home base. Discover Litchfield, CT, inns, dining, scenic drives, attractions, fall day trips, fall festivals.
Which free online driving directions tools are best and most accurate? Travel writer Kim Knox Beckius, who has tested free driving directions services while writing travel books and stories, reviews Mapquest, Google Maps and other online driving directions Web sites.
Farm to plate is more than a mere culinary trend in Vermont. The Farm to Plate Network was established by legislation, and Vermont has lofty goals for bolstering farms and doubling local food consumption. For Vermont travelers, the tasty result is farm-fresh dining statewide at restaurants that have embraced the farm to plate (or farm to table) philosophy. Here's your guide to 15 of the best farm to plate restaurants in Vermont.
Hartford's Bradley International Airport is one of the easiest airports to navigate. Here are the best valet parking and self-park options.
Free pumpkin carving patterns. Print these free pumpkin carving patterns and use them to carve or paint a pumpkin this Halloween.
Yankee Candle in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, is the second most visited tourist attraction in New England. Here is your guide to visiting Yankee Candle Village, the company's New England flagship store.
Are you planning a family trip to New England to play in the autumn leaves and sip hot cider after picking apples or pumpkins? Or are you simply looking for some fun fall educational and artistic activities that you can share with your children at home? This is the right place!
This New England airports map will help you choose the best arrival destination and compare alternatives to find the cheapest airfares.
Dreams of Freedom Dateline: 08/09/00 Did you know that historically Boston is second only to Ellis Island
It's easy to print this autumn leaf coloring page and keep children busy on long fall foliage drives this autumn.
Best New Hampshire lodging options for fall foliage season. Suggested inns and hotels with autumn getaway packages and ideal fall locations.
Clam chowder recipes from New England. Find a recipe for a chowder favorite with this collection of popular New England clam chowder recipes from famed New England restaurants and inns, plus recipes for low-calorie, low-fat, crock pot and other chowder varieties.
Print these free autumn leaf coloring pages for children and students, and you've got a simple, easy, project to keep them amused this fall.
Advice from a New Englander on how to pack and dress for a New England trip. If you're making a New England packing list, here's advice on what to bring, appropriate seasonal dress, more.
America's Stonehenge guide and photo tour. You've probably heard of Stonehenge in England, but did you know that America has its own?
Before grilling lobster, use a sharp knife to split the claws only on the side that will be turned up on the grill.
Looking for something to amuse the children on your fall foliage vacation? Print this fall leaf for them to color.
A New England fall foliage cruise is a great way to see autumn leaves. Here's a guide to New England fall foliage boat tours, plus cruise lines that visit New England in the fall..
Tanglewood 2014 guide. There's no better place in all of New England than Tanglewood to spread out a picnic blanket and listen to live music as the sun sets and the stars unveil themselves. Here's your guide to Tanglewood 2014 including concert schedule and ticket information.
The Island of Georgetown, Maine, is one of the Maine coast's best-kept secrets. Take this driving tour to discover some of its hidden gems on a day trip from Southern Maine.
Hartford's 10 most romantic places. Treat your sweetheart to a romantic evening or getaway in Hartford, CT, or the central Connecticut area with these ideas for romantic CT restaurants, inns, dating places and more.
Coffee Syrup Recipe: This recipe for Homemade Coffee Syrup was submitted by Tommy Souza. Coffee syrup is a New England favorite, particularly in Rhode Island where coffee milk is very popular.
A simple how to on boiling live new england lobsters.
Foxwoods dining guide. Before you visit Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, explore the variety of restaurants on-site. From elegant fine dining and steak houses to an all-you-can-eat buffet and other casual options, you can preview menus and find dining specials.
LL Bean Flagship Store in Freeport, Maine, welcomes more than 3 million visitors each year. L.L. Bean's flagship store is open 24 hours a day, 365 days each year. Learn about visiting this legendary retailer.
What on Earth is Eartha? She's one of New England's top 10 free attractions and a Guinness World Record Holder. Eartha is the world's largest globe, located in the lobby of the DeLorme map company's headquarters in Yarmouth, Maine. Enjoy these photos of Eartha, and plan your own visit to this kid-friendly free attraction just north of Portland, Maine.
Foxwoods, a Complete Guide to Foxwoods, the World's Largest Casino. Foxwoods Resort Casino celebrates its 16th year in 2008. Here's your complete guide to the Mashantucket Pequot tribe's Foxwoods, the world's largest casino, including directions, bust tours, on- and off-site lodging, gaming, nearby attractions, dining, entertainment and more.
This driving tour takes you through southeastern Massachusetts to view bogs loaded with berries during the cranberry harvest season. Plan your own fall drive with these tips and directions, then set out to see this brilliant spectacle.
Mystic Pizza, the 1988 movie starring Julia Roberts, put Mystic Pizza restaurant in Mystic, Connecticut, on the map. Visitors still flock here to taste 'a slice of heaven' and to see movie memorabilia.
These Boston travel discounts and deals will save you money on a Boston vacation. Whether it's a family vacation, romantic getaway or business trip, these deals and discounts for travelers can make Boston a more affordable place to visit.
Roller coasters and other thrill rides at Six Flags New England. Six Flags New England is a destination for serious adrenaline junkies.
Find New England vacation rentals with this guide to renting a vacation home including cottages, cabins, condos, ski chalets, houses, summer homes, apartments and other rentals in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Llama fun and interesting facts. Learn more about llamas, pack animals that make perfect hiking companions.