Get out an enjoy the wonderful entertainments of a New England summer!
The Trapp Family Lodge and its Concert Meadow is a favorite place for outdoor music in Vermont, and the Music in the Meadow Concert Series is a visitor's delight. The Meadow opens for picnicking two hours before the concert. Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, playing music of Cape Breton and other Celtic traditions, perform on July 15, 7-9 p.m. Map.
Scarborough, Maine --
Discover the wildlife and plants of Scarborough Marsh as you paddle the Dunstan River. A trained naturalist will show you the marsh plants and even give you a taste of an edible one. This daily tour is suitable for novice and experienced paddlers. We do not promise a moose sighting – that’s entirely up to Nature. Map.
Brimfield, MA --
Brace yourself, antique shoppers and browsers. This place is big and it has everything you can imagine – from nostalgic aprons to massive wardrobes. Put on your walking shoes and pace yourself, but there’s no need to bring lunch: a hospitality section keeps you well-fed and rested, as needed. Map.
Provincetown, MA --
If you know Provincetown, at the far end of Cape Cod, you know this tour will be rich with creative uses of tiny, seaside garden spots. This year’s tour is located in Provincetown’s East End, close to Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Map.
Portsmouth, NH -- “Mary Poppins” in Prescott Park
Prescott Park in a flower-drenched green space on the edge of a bustling river and the charming small city of Portsmouth. The featured evening show this summer on the parks’ outdoor stage is “Mary Poppins.” You may even reserve a table, a blanket or order pizza in advance. Map.
Jamestown, RI --
If you’ve never been to the top of a lighthouse, you should try it. The Fresnel light itself is a wonder of optics. Even if you don’t do the lighthouse exploration, Beavertail Park – on a finger of land pushing into Narragansett Bay – is delightful. Views of islands and sailboats; rocks to clamber and explore; good wind for kites. Lighthouse tower is open July 15. Map.
Westbrook, CT -- Cabaret Dinner Theater Series at Water’s Edge Resort
Ivoryton Playhouse, as top-notch regional theater, is presenting a cabaret-style dinner show at Water’s Edge, a gorgeous waterfront venue. Theme for July 16 show is “That’s Amore” -- Favorites from opera and musical theater celebrating all things Italian. Map.