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Day-Tripping for All Tastes: Shaker Crafts, Chocolate Tours, Splashing at the Beach

[fa icon="calendar"] Aug 25, 2017 11:06:09 AM / by Mary Lhowe

Mary Lhowe


Looking for a fun day trip in New England? Look below.

New London, CT -- Sand beach, pool, arcade: fun!

Rated one of the best beaches by National Geographic. There’s family fun and more at Ocean Beach Park in New London, CT: a splash park for kids under age 8, the ocean, of course, an Olympic-size swimming pool and triple waterslide. For more fun we have rides, mini-golf, and a Family Fun Center with a video arcade. The nature walk and observation deck let you enjoy our natural beauty.  Hungry?  You have dining choices; our full-service restaurant, a food court, or ice cream stands

browse-at-a-relaxed-pace-400-wide.jpgPlymouth, MA  -- How did they survive in 1620?

Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA, is a living history museum that tells the story of the 17th -century Plymouth Colony and its shared history with the English and Native American people. Exhibits include the 17th-Century English Village, Wampanoag Homesite, Craft Center, and Plimoth Grist Mill, and a new exhibit on the waterfront pier entitled “Should I Stay or Should I Go? Making Values-Based Decisions in Difficult Times.” Tickets. 

indulge-in-a-tasteful-tour-400-wide.jpgBurlington, VT -- Tour and taste Vermont chocolates

Free chocolate factory tours at Lake Champlain Chocolates!  Watch chocolatiers handcraft classic confections, learn about the chocolate making process, and enjoy plenty of free samples. Free tours on the hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday at 750 Pine Street, Burlington, VT.  Visit the factory store for gourmet truffles, caramels, hot chocolate and factory seconds after the tour.

 explore-gardens- historic-crafts-400-wide-1.jpgCanterbury, NH -- Explore gardens, ancient crafts

Visit Canterbury Shaker Village this fall. Spend your day taking a guided tour, exploring the grounds on your own, learning about traditional crafts from talented artisans, and walking through gardens and nature trails. Join us for our upcoming Artisan Festival on Saturday, September 16 and for our special interest tours every first and third Wednesday of each the month!

surprises-of-history-and-nature-400-wide.jpgEssex, CT -- Surprises of history and nature on a great river

Kids and adults are entranced by stories of the 410-mile Connecticut River, told by marvelous exhibits at the riverside Connecticut River Museum in Essex, CT. The river meanders through nearly every New England state, and the museum describes its natural and human history in photos, maps, and objects. Among them is the country’s first submarine – the Turtle – used during the Revolutionary War. Stroll the pleasant streets and shops after your visit and take home a true New England memento. 

Mary Lhowe

Written by Mary Lhowe