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Old 08-26-2014, 07:55 AM
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I thought since the summer is winding down, and a lot of people try and cram one more trip in before it's really over. Might be cool to list your favorite places to spend a long weekend in New England .
I won't list everything I know but, a few of my favorite places,just so I don't steal everyone's fire. A place I was at recently was very hip and enjoyable.

Burlington Vermont, Church street in particular. The street performers were great,a lot of very good free music. And the mix of people is unmatched anywhere else I've been.quite the host of characters. Wild place, well worth spending a day or a weekend.Lake Champlain was also worth the trip.
The food in vermont is unparalleled anywhere else I've been.Driving around sightseeing is particularly cool in Vermont, beautiful state.

Jamestown Rhode Island , another favorite place of mine, tons of waterfront access and close to many cool beaches and close to downtown Newport ,which is another destination in and of itself.spectacular mansions, lot of cool shops and good food .

Plum Island wildlife sanctuary and Newburyport mass.
Lots to do in Newburyport, beach and sanctuary at plum island are beautiful.

Camden Maine . Very cool old mansions to stay in ( b&b s) a mountain with spectacular views, and a cool little town focused on sailing . Great restaurants , cool shops.

I can think of many more but let's hear what others think.Do You have a favorite place in New England ?

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Wells, Maine
Charlestown, RI
But may be biased since My grand parents had a place in wells and my Girlfriends Mom lives in Charlestown so they are free stays for me and I have been there often.
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Do you see a lot of crack at that island?
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Bar harbor is nice, Portland too.

Camden is cool.
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Do you see a lot of crack at that island?
Not so much crack, but some very interesting cleavage now and then.
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Not so much crack, but some very interesting cleavage now and then.
Too bad we'll be all bundled up soon enough.
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newport RI. went first first this summer it was gorgeous and had a blast
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The quintessential spots to visit in New England -there is none - try -about 600 south-

OK OK - any state that has mountians - when the trees turn color --fall is beautiful in the north east

the catskill mts of upstate NY
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Halifax is cool, "kennybunkport" is also cool...

Nova Scotia is wonderful, you can take the ferry, and just enjoy.
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2x Vermont, throw in Gloucester, Boston for history, Chatham. This from a SoCal guy with a Vermont connection.
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This is a nice spot. Close to NYC http://www.gracehotels.com/mayflower. Fantastic restaurant.
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Go earn your "This Car Climbed Mt Washington" bumper sticker.
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Beavertail...can't get enough of this location..awesome surfcasting.

Centrall Falls is beautiful this time of year......
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Providence water fire is pretty cool also...went last month...didn't hear one swear or see one loser or bum. Pretty classy event these days.
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Waltham MA is really nice...Revere Beach too
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Born in Vt so I'm biased there, but if I can't be in the Green Mountains then I'll take Block Island, off season tho like Memmorial Day week and Labor Day week, don't care for the zoorama mid season. York Maine was a fav when we did the camper gig in the 90's. For the city life I'll go with Boston, we used to like the science museum and Quincy mrkt.
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Jay Peak Resort in VT. Take the tram to the top, even in the summer.
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Waltham MA is really nice...Revere Beach too

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Wickford village in North Kingstown RI is a cute place to visit. Gorgeous little harbor, big arts festival, good eats, funky shops etc.

Waltham? Revere? Might as well add in Lynn, New Bedford and Lawrence while we are at it. Just to name a few more.....
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