NEOS’ “New England Summer Bucket List”

As a New England company, we feel very fortunate to be in such a great part of the country. One of the reasons we love New England is because there is so much to do just a short drive away from wherever you live. All four seasons have something great to offer, but Summer is definitely one of our favorites. So in honor of Summer in New England, with the help of our associates and some of our Facebook fans we’ve compiled a “New England Summer Bucket List” of our top 10 must-do’s in New England during the summer time. There’s still time to cross a few of these off your Bucket List before Summer ends!

  1. The Cape
    - Beaches – some favorites at NEOS include the National SeaShore beaches, Craigville        Beach, and Mayflower Beach
    - Wellfleet Drive-in Theater
    - Provincetown shopping, dining, and gallery viewing
    - Bike rides – along the Canal, and the Cape Cod Rail Trail
    - The Islands – Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket
    - Eat a lobster roll and chowda’!!

    Mayflower Beach

    Mayflower Beach – image from LomenzoProperties.com

  2. Winery Tours and Tastings
    - Massachusetts Wineries - Nashoba Valley is a favorite at NEOS
    - Connecticut Wine Trail - CT is one of the fastest growing wine regions in the US – the      trail consists of 25 wineries!

    Saltwater Farm Vineyard in CT

    Saltwater Farm Vineyard in CT

  3. New Hampshire scenery
    - Franconia Notch State Park – Steve C. from NEOS recommends hiking to the top of    Mt. Lafayette and taking in the views!
    - Lakes Region – Lake Winnipesaukee is a favorite spot for some NEOS associates. If    you hike to the top of Mt. Major, you have an unbelievable view of the lakes.

    Steve C. and his son on the top of Mt. Lafayette

    Steve C. and his son on the top of Mt. Lafayette

  4. Boston Harbor Islands National Park
    - Great for picnics, exploring, site-seeing, and some of the islands even allow camping.
    http://www.bostonharborislands.org/visit-island

    Spectacle Island - Image from tripadvisor.com

    Spectacle Island – Image from tripadvisor.com

  5. Summer Concerts
    - Pops by the Sea - Boston Pops concert in Hyannis
    - Summer in the City Entertainment Series - Boston Harbor Hotel’s Rowe’s Wharf    transforms into an outdoor theater for concerts and showings of classic films.
    - Cape Cod Melody Tent

    Summer in the City Entertainment Series - Image from blog.bhh.com

    Summer in the City Entertainment Series – Image from blog.bhh.com

  6. Amusement and Water Parks
    - Six Flags New England
    - Water Country
    - Canobie Lake Park
    - Story Land and Santa’s Village in NH – great for the kiddos!

    canobie lake park

    Canobie Lake Park in NH – Image from coasterbuzz.com

  7. Roger Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island

    Roger Williams Park Zoo

    Roger Williams Park Zoo – Image from zookingdoms.com

  8. Newport Mansions
    - Mansion Tours
    - The Cliff Walk - a hike that combines the Newport Shoreline with close-up views of    the mansions

    Cliff Walk

    Newport Mansions Cliff Walk – Image from classictraveling.com

  9. Whale Watches
    - Cape Ann Whale Watch in Gloucester
    - Captain John Boats in Plymouth, MA

    Cape Ann Whale Watch - Image from seethewhales.com

    Cape Ann Whale Watch – Image from seethewhales.com

  10. Camping – anywhere!
    - There are SO many State Parks where you can camp in a  tent or RV, whatever you prefer! There are lots of scenic places to camp – near the  ocean, in the middle of the woods, alongside a lake, at the base of a mountain… etc! Makes for a great, inexpensive  getaway for the weekend!
    - Here’s a list of 10 Great Places to Camp in New England

    Acadia National Park

    Camping at Acadia National Park in Maine – Image from www.destination360.com

    Is there anything you would add to our Bucket List? Comment below!

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