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4th of July New England Clambake
When I was a kid my family had a great annual tradition for the 4th of July. Corn on the cob, clams, lobsters, sausages and potatoes were thrown into the pit and then the kids got to throw more seaweed in. It was a magical time full of American flags, sparklers, hearty food and real comradery.
America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration
As I stood under the huge flag that waved proudly in the breeze above the “America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration” in Plymouth Massachusetts, I had tears welling up in my eyes several times. The show being put on at the bandstand was moving, inspiring and certainly entertaining.
Anime Convention a Halloween Treat
What is a place where everyone dresses up in elaborate costumes, gathers together to celebrate their favorite characters, attend a masquerade parade, Carnevil, The Vermillion Ball, anime workshops, and more? It’s the Anime Convention at The Radisson Hotel in Nashua New Hampshire.
Ashumet Holly Reservation
Ashumet Holly Reservation is 45 acres of preserved land with a large circular walkway of well-groomed paths that span a little more than two miles. There are many plants and trees here including over a thousand holly trees of eight different species. This is also a great area for bird watching.
Beach Flies That Bite
Some practical advice on how to avoid getting bit by flies at New England beaches.
Bike Path in Falmouth Massachusetts
The Shining Sea bike path in Falmouth Massachusetts is ten miles of scenic bliss that winds through woodlands, farmlands, salt marshes and along direct oceanfront beaches until you arrive at Woods Hole. One ride on this bike path and you'll understand why Cape Cod is a favorite destination of many.
Boating & Pets New England Style
Here in New England, we take our boating, and our pets very seriously. Many of us see no reason not to combine the two. People often wonder about how difficult that might be, and for sure, it isn’t for everyone. I have no idea what other parts of the country are like, but here we take em with us.
Colt State Park Rhode Island
I love flying kites and there is no better place in New England for kite flying than Colt State Park in Rhode Island. There are six picnic groves available with approximately 300 picnic tables, ten open playfields for baseball, soccer, croquet, badminton and volleyball.
Cranberry bogs are generally huge tracts of marshy, acidic lands that have been cultivated and groomed by their owners. They always have decently groomed dirt roads all around and throughout the bogs and we used them for dog & goat walking, horseback riding and ice-skating.
Earth Day in New England
Are you planning a trip to Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont during the month of April? New England states sport a calendar full of special events in honor of Earth Day, but there are some places here where you can celebrate our wonderful planet during all of the seasons.
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