Our New England Summer is far from over! If you’re in our quaint neck of the woods, here are 10 ways to enjoy summer in New England.
10 Ways to Enjoy Summer in New England
There is something truly special about a New England summer. It is such a possible season in a special place that it is often the setting for books, movies, and television shows (just watch The Summer I Turned Pretty). This corner of the country has everything one could want to see- from beautiful beaches to rocky mountains and vast lakes to the green farmlands. Our quaint towns and bustling cities have so much to offer with delicious seafood, craft breweries, historical attractions and more.
We are making the best out of our last six weeks of summer vacation in Connecticut. Every time we cross an item off of our summer bucket list, we think of more activities to add. If you’re looking for new ways to enjoy a New England summer, here are 10 fantastic ideas.
- Take a ride on one of New England’s Best Antique Carousels.
- Hit the road and try some (or all) 10 of the Best Lobster Rolls in New England. Not every Lobster Roll is made the same way — for ex. our state of Connecticut makes hot Lobster Rolls with butter while Maine serves a cold Lobster Roll with mayo.
- Spend a day at a New England Beach — Some of our favorite family friendly beaches in New England are on the Cape, but here are the 10 Best New England Beach Towns you can check out.
- Look for a Lighthouse — they are scattered all over New England!
- Use this guide to drive up (or down) the New England coast from Boston, MA to Freeport, ME. Or pull out an old school map and create your own route.
- Go whale watching! Cape Cod, coastal Massachusetts, and Maine are all known for their great whale watching opportunities.
- New England is home to some of the greatest craft breweries in the country, most of which are family friendly and scattered throughout each state. A must visit: Tree House Brewing Company.
- Splash around at a water park in New England (here are the top 15 indoor/outdoor water parks).
- Learn something new about historic New England at a living history museum or historical landmark.
- Hike a waterfall — there are 20+ amazing waterfalls in New England!
Curious about the lure of New England?
New England is one of the earliest English settlements in the “New World” following the arrival of the Pilgrims. The area is one of the most historical and culturally rich regions of the country! It consists of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Each state is unique, from the scenery to landmarks to the style of lobster roll!