Each April, Blithewold opens its gates to welcome visitors as springtime begins. The season unfurls with the well-known daffodil display, covering this 33-acre seaside estate with over 50,000 daffodils that delight visitors for nearly a month.
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The month-long event will include a variety of Cape-wide maritime-themed activities, including guided kayak excursions, lighthouse & walking tours, nautical art exhibits, the Annual Cape Cod Maritime History Symposium at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, and more.
Wander through six acres featuring over 500 varieties of azaleas and rhododendrons. Flowering typically peaks mid-May through June. The gardens were created by Lorenzo Kinney, Jr. in his retirement; he also developed new varieties of azaleas that would thrive in southern New England.
Revolutionary Revelry returns to celebrate Lexington’s history, arts, shopping, dining and recreation. Linger in Lexington this May and enjoy family fun activities, unique performances by Lexington’s own, food choices from BBQ to food trucks and much more. There’s something for everyone. Visit www.tourlexington.us to view the entire calendar and find event details. Check back often for updates!
Special dam-controlled high water releases on Maine’s most continuous whitewater offer Class IV excitement. The Dead River builds throughout the day in rapids such as Humpty Dumpty, Elephant Rock and Spruce Ledges, culminating in the longest rapid in the Northeast, “Poplar Hill Falls.” Release dates in May 2018 are May 12, 19, 27 and June 2 and 9. Trips fill quickly, so book today! See the website for the various rafting operators in this region.
Hildene is a beautiful Georgian Revival mansion built by Robert Todd Lincoln, son of America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. With its beautiful gardens, the hillside estate offers breathtaking views of southern Vermont. Weather permitting, the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of June signal the beginning of the season when the Formal Garden comes to life with thousands of peony blooms; many of them from the original 1907 plants. Nearby, shop at premier brand outlet stores at Manchester Designer Outlets.