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Top New England Attractions Open for the Season


The snow has melted, the flowers are blooming, and the lobster rolls are calling! Spring has sprung in New England, and that means a world of exciting activities and attractions are open for the season. From whitewater rafting and sailing on a massive schooner to sport fishing and a visit to the largest zoo in New England, here are the best things to see and do as our beloved region bursts back to life!

Crab Apple Whitewater Rafting

Create unforgettable memories with Crab Apple Whitewater Rafting! Established in1983, this family-owned company prioritizes safety and fun for all experience levels. With expert Raft Guides, top notch gear, and delicious meals after every trip, the pros at Crab Apple ensure a seamless adventure for your whole family. Raft trips are now being offered in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, and the Maine operation opens at the beginning of May, so get ready to conquer the rapids! BOOK NOW

Black Hawk Sport Fishing

Reel in fun for all at Black Hawk Sport Fishing in Niantic, CT! From porgies and seabass to bluefish and squid, there’s something for everyone on a Black Hawk adventure. Bring your lunch and catch your dinner! No gear? No problem, you can rent it on board. First time fishing? The Black Hawk’s professional and attentive crew will help and can even fillet your fish for you! Want the whole boat? Private charters are available. The season starts in May, so check their website for upcoming trips and other special adventures like sunset cruises and seal watches! BOOK NOW

The Dinosaur Place

Unleash your inner explorer with a trip to The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village in Oakdale, CT! Trek past more than 50 life-sized dinos, soar on the T-Rex Tower zip line, and conquer the dino maze. Cool off at New England’s largest Splash Pad – complete with dino-themed surprises – and take little paleontologists for a romp on Monty’s Playground! Test your skills on the mini golf course, and refuel with snacks at the on-site canteen. Let the dino-mite adventure begin! BUY TICKETS

Maine Windjammers

Set sail for adventure with the Maine Windjammer Association! Starting in May, explore the coast on a classic schooner, and choose from a variety of unique cruises, including those for families, photographers, yogis, and lighthouse lovers. With accommodations for 16 to 31 guests and nine vessels from which to choose, MWA cruises offer overnight accommodations and are ideal for private charters. Plus, cruises feature fabulous home-cooked meals (including an on-shore lobster bake) and shore excursions. BOOK NOW

Southwick’s Zoo

Get wild at Southwick’s Zoo, New England’s largest! Located in Mendon, MA, and now open for the season, the zoo offers a long list of unique experiences – pet a pygmy goat, feed curious deer, and meet fascinating animal ambassadors at the EARTH Discovery Center. Soar above the African Plains on the Skyfari Sky Ride or zip through the trees on the Soaring Eagle Zip Line. With over 850 animals, thrilling rides, and a captivating maze, Southwick’s Zoo offers a full day of family fun! BUY TICKETS

Point Sebago Resort

Make memories that last at Point Sebago Resort, Maine’s family haven! Choose from unique lodging – RV sites, glamping tents, cozy cabins, or spacious vacation homes. Kids will love themed weekends, supervised activities, and a waterpark obstacle course. Explore the lake with paddleboards or fishing gear, or simply relax by the water. Adults can enjoy on-site dining, live music, pickleball, mini golf, or even tee off on the championship course. Special rates available for first-timers and Maine residents. Book your perfect family escape today! BOOK NOW


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