|Short Sands Beach, York Beach, Maine (photo by Eric)|
Summer vacation is upon us and there's no better place to be than New England for some lobster, beaches, mountain vacation and city visits. We have drawn from our vast New England travel and vacation library at the New England Travel and Vacation Gazette and Thrifty New England Traveler blogs and flagship VisitingNewEngland web site to bring you the very best of how to enjoy a New England summer vacation. Enjoy your journeys to Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont with these 60 days of summer travel and vacation ideas across New England!
Lobster and other New England seafood destinations
|Lobster from Warren's Lobster House in Kittery, Maine (photo by Eric)|
Markey's Lobster Pool, Seabrook, N.H.
Barnacle Billy's, Ogunquit, Maine
3 amazing Rhode Island seafood shacks
Wood's Seafood, Plymouth Harbor, Mass.
Woodman's, birthplace of the fried clam - Essex, Mass.
Abbott's Lobster in the Rough, Noank, Conn.
Warren's Lobster House, Kittery, Maine
Costello's Clam Shack, Noank, Conn.
Great New England ocean beaches
|Smugglers' Beach, Yarmouth, Mass (photo by Eric)|
.Nantasket Beach, Hull, Mass.
The Rhode Island town with four public ocean beaches
The 5 best Cape Cod beaches
Short Sands Beach, York Beach, Maine
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Horseneck Beach, Westport, Mass.
Summer in Boston
|Swan Boats of Boston (photo by Eric)|
Best North End of Boston food destinations
Fenway Park Tours
Classic and hidden New England summer attractions
|Nubble Lighthouse, Cape Neddick, Maine (photo by Eric)|
12 reasons to love Central Massachusetts
Hampton Beach, N.H.
Southwick's Zoo, Mendon, Mass.
Mt. Washington Auto Road, Pinkham Notch, N.H.
Acadia National Park, Maine
Salem Willows, Salem, Mass.
Nubble Lighthouse, Cape Neddick, Maine
White Mountains of New Hampshire summer road trip
Historic Deerfield, Mass.
Vermont Country Store, Weston, Vt.
Small Rhode Island coastal towns
The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts
Motif #1, Rockport, Mass.
Maine Whoopie Pie Festival
Downtown Salem, Mass.
Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls, Mass.
Gillette Castle, East Haddam, Ct.
Roseland Cottage, Woodstock, Ct.
Picnic spots in New England
New England summer food traditions
|The Goldenrod, York Beach, Maine (photo by Eric)|
Hart's Turkey Farm, Meredith, N.H.
Richie's Slush, Everett, Mass.
Commonwealth BBQ, Wrentham, Mass.
Kelly's Roast Beef, Revere Beach, Mass.
|Cape Cod Canal Biketrail, Sandwich, Mass. (photo by Eric)|
|Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine (photo by Eric)|
Great walks in New England
Marginal Way, Ogunquit, Maine
Cliff Walk, Newport, R.I.
Halibut Point, Rockport, Mass.
|Small sized black raspberry ice cream serving from Kimball Farm, Westford, Mass. (photo by Eric)|
Kimball Farm Ice Cream, Westford, Mass.
Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream, Mystic, Conn.
Crescent Ridge Dairy, Sharon, Mass.
Richardson's, Middleton, Mass.
Dairy Dome, Stoneham, Mass.
Ben and Jerry's Factory Ice Cream Tour, Waterbury, Vt.
Ice Cream Machine, Cumberland, R.I.
Classic town commons
The best towns commons in Massachusetts
My first book, “Massachusetts Town Greens: A History of the State’s Common Centers,” has just been published and I can hardly wait for you to read it.
I wrote this one-of-a-kind book as a great traveling companion for US travel and history lovers, especially for those that love to discover New England. The book explores, in great detail, the history and current events at these remarkable town commons. The town commons make for great summer destinations! Having experienced some amazing experiences at these town and city focal points, I share with you the “who, what, when, where, why and how” of these beautiful community gathering places. Consider this book your word-of-mouth resource for local town greens; these special places are New England’s original “top travel attractions!” Here is the link to "Massachusetts Town Greens on Amazon