Travel New England

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We are sold and off to the travel agent on Monday - thank you so much for the insight I'm sure we will really enjoy our 2 weeks.
 
#43
I think I might be a bit envious of you Laura and Barry Marshall. I hope you all have a wonderful time and don't forget the pictures of your stay
 
#46
NEW ENGLAND SUMMER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

The summer season is now upon us and the people of the region are out and about enjoying the great summer weather, plentiful sunshine, and many water activities. This time of year the air temperature averages a daily high of about 80F/27C degrees with the sun presently rising at 5:15am and setting at 8:25pm. Summer water temperatures are warm enough for swimming in both the lakes and ocean. Even the colder (as compared to freshwater rivers and lakes) ocean water temperatures can get to a season high of 75F/24C in some areas (the Gulf Stream hugs the SE New England Coast). Most of the popular spots in the region are by the sea, lakes, and mountains where the temperatures are cooler and water is nearby for recreation and scenic views. These are some of the popular outdoor summer activities in New England:

Skim Boarding
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Boogie Boarding
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Surfing
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Wind Surfing
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Paddle Boarding
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Parasailing
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Waterskiing
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Watertubing
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Kayaking
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Canoeing
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White Water River Rafting
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Sailing
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Pleasure Boating
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Deep Sea Fishing
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Freshwater (lakes and rivers) Fishing
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Zip Lining
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Summer Alpine Sledding


ATV Off-roading
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Sunning and Swimming by the water (both salt and fresh water)
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Hiking
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Cliff Jumping
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Summer Walks
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Biking and rollerblading the region’s many dedicated off road trails
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Water Park Adventures
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Amusement Park Visits
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#48
Continued from above post:
NEW ENGLAND SUMMER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Golf (over 500 courses in the six state region)


Tennis


Volleyball (invented along with the game of basketball in Massachusetts)


Game of Horseshoes


Bocce
 
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#49
PART I
Some of the offshore New England Atlantic islands that are popular summer destinations:


Martha's Vineyard - Massachusetts
Most visited and populated New England Atlantic island and location site of the original Jaws film. Home and vacation spot of the rich and famous (Presidents Clinton & Obama, Jackie Kennedy, Carly Simon, and James Taylor to name just a few).





Nantucket - Massachusetts
Once home to a thriving whaling community and now an exclusive high income vacation home enclave.


 
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#51
The largest and most popular New England lake summer destinations:

Lake Winnipesaukee - New Hampshire
A 69 square mile lake at the southern fringe of the White Mountains. It has 268 islands (most all only accessible by boat) with many containing seasonal summer homes sometimes referred to as camps (much of the original building materials were hauled there over the winter ice). Known for its many dedicated boat houses along its shores.





Lake Champlain - Vermont
A 107 mile long lake that starts in Canada and extends south to form the border between the US states of Vermont and New York. Its depth reaches a maximum of 400 feet in places. It is situated in the valley between Vermont's Green Mountain and New York's Adirondack Mountain ranges.


 
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#52
CAPE COD - MASSACHUSETTS

The most visited summer vacation spot in all of New England is Cape Cod located in southeast Massachusetts. The 340 square mile peninsula juts out 65 miles into the Atlantic Ocean with a breadth at any point of between 1–20 miles. It has over 400 miles of shoreline facing either the Atlantic Ocean or Cape Cod Bay. It is known for its many sandy beaches, dunes, and pine forests. Its south facing ocean beaches reach summer high water temperatures in the low 70'sF (approx 23 Celsius degrees) as the warming Gulf Stream hugs the SE New England coast. The area has a year round population of just over 200,000 (which includes a high % of retirees) but swells to over 500,000 during the summer months when people temporarily relocate to their seasonal vacation homes.


 
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NEW ENGLAND STATE CAPITOL GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS
These buildings house the elected governor and bicameral legislatures (2 chambers) that govern over each state. As with most states in the US, they typically mimic the grand design and elevated hill site location of the federal US Capitol building in Washington DC.


Connecticut (Hartford):


Maine (Augusta):


Massachusetts (Boston):


New Hampshire (Concord):


Rhode Island (Providence):


Vermont (Montpelier):
 
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Amber32

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#57
Some wonderful and lavish buildings there, they all seem to have been modelled on the White House or at least are very similar in design.
 
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Some wonderful and lavish buildings there, they all seem to have been modelled on the White House or at least are very similar in design.

All the New England state (as are most other US states) capitols are similar to the US Capitol building in Washington DC (see below) which dates back to 1800. They are all classical in design with a dome and are typically located on a hill top site. Most have each legislative chamber (2) in either wing to the left and right of the dome and the state governor has their office in this building. I added them above because three of them are visible in earlier posted videos of cities (Boston, Providence, and Hartford) and I thought some of you might wonder what these grand buildings were.


US Capitol in Washington DC - home to the federal legislative branch chambers of the US Senate (100 members - 2/state) and US House of Representatives (435 members from districts proportionately based on population). Senators and Representatives must legally reside in the states or districts that they are elected from. The equivalent structure in the UK would be the Palace of Westminster which is home to both legislative houses of Parliament.




The White House in Washington DC is the residence and office of the President who is head of state and leads the executive branch of the US government. The equivalent structures in the UK would be the 10 Downing Street home for the Prime Minister and Buckingham Palace for the head of state monarch. Many US states also have executive governor's mansions close to their capitol (often also called Statehouse). This is especially true with the bigger states where the governor's actual personal home is likely not close enough for commuting.


White House Executive Mansion in Washington DC
 
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