Living Memorial Park, Brattleboro, VT
This cool Vermont town hosts nine days of events for all ages: junior Olympics, a pancake breakfast, children’s cooking classes, adult comedy show, figure skating, a variety show, queen and princess pageants and chili cook-off. This weekend brings sleigh and hay rides, a winter carnival and a country-Western jamboree.
Newport Vineyards, Middletown, RI
WINEterfest at this beautiful vineyard overlooking the Sakonnet River north of Newport includes the Speakeasy Soiree on Friday evening, where you can dance to the music of Miss Katie Kleyla and a Speakeasy Jazz Band, and enjoy wine, Prohibition cocktails and handcrafted light fare. On Saturday and Sunday come for grape stomping, wine and beer tasting, food and music.
Many locations in Maine
The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is a series of events led by outdoor organizations to help people connect with the natural world. Many activities are free and fine by beginners. Events happen across the state, and may include snowshoeing, skijoring, star-gazing walks, fat biking, owl prowl, hikes, date nights, snowshoe dance, wood-fired sauna, ice fishing, tree identification, wildlife walks, family frolic, and a fatbike dash. Consult event website
Feb 9- 23
Audubon Shop, Madison, CT
Winter brings bald eagles down the Connecticut River from Canada in search of fishing. In recent years, over 50 eagles have wintered on the lower Connecticut River. Jerry Connolly of The Audubon Shop will help guests spot eagles from a variety of locations. This is a land-based trip. Bring binoculars and camera. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Remick Country Doctor Museum, Tamworth, NH
Celebrate winter with fun outdoor activities and try your hand at harvesting ice on the farm pond at this preserved 19th-century farm. Visit farm animals in their winter coats, enjoy winter games and crafts; listen to Brier Hill Band; go on a scavenger hunt; take a ride on antique snowmobiles. Treats in the farmhouse kitchen. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Classic Harbor Line, Ferry Terminal, Boston, MA
Start your romantic evening off with a light tasting, bubbles, and stunning views of Boston. While aboard enjoy an intimate shared plate experience for two and choose between choose between a bubbles or beer tasting with your menu. During your tasting enjoy romantic jazz tunes as the boat glides through the harbor. Cruises at 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.