Celebrate spring at this beautiful thirty-three acre estate on Narragansett Bay with a spectacular display of more than 50,000 daffodils. Blithewold is one of the finest garden estates in New England with diverse gardens and a 45-room English style manor house. Blithewold is located on Narragansett Bay, 25 minutes east of Providence and 60 minutes south of Boston. It was named in Yankee Magazine’s Best Five Public Gardens in New England.
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See the website for specific events and dates. Each spring the Moosehead Lake Region hosts a month-long celebration of the area’s favorite resident — THE MOOSE! The events take place during the time of the year when moose are most likely to be seen. Events include the Moosterpiece Craft Fair, Moose Mainea Kid’s Fun Day, Famous Moose Tales, a Quest Fest, and the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Moose Photo Contest. Area crafters will have their annual craft fair in downtown Greenville with lots of moose memorabilia and collectables. The fair takes place in the Katahdin Steamboat parking area in downtown Greenville.
This volunteer festival gets bigger and better every year. Enjoy strawberry shortcake or strawberries on ice cream under the tents, or choose from the many food tables. There are crafts and jewelry for sale by many vendors, live music and entertainment throughout the day and childrens’ rides and events. Nearby, visit the beautiful Hamilton House, a restored Georgian mansion, owned by Historic New England, situated on a bluff overlooking the Salmon Falls River, once a crucial point in the shipping business of the New England colonies. Or see the home of writer Sarah Orne Jewett, famous for capturing the history and flavor of the region. A 15-minute drive off Route 95 from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Lyman Orchards is an 1,100 acre farm in central Connecticut, located in the northwest corner of Middlesex County. Established in 1741, Lyman Orchards is the twelfth oldest family-owned business in the United States. At this special event, wander along the winding pathways of a maze of towering sunflowers. There are lots of ways to get lost, but only one exit! Your visit to the Sunflower Maze will help support the fight against pediatric cancer.
Founded in 1914, this traditional mid-summer event has become the largest Portuguese Feast in the world and the largest ethnic festival in New England, attracting more than 300,000 visitors. The Feast features Portuguese and American food, live music and entertainment, midway, carnival rides and the largest parade in New Bedford.
Salem’s Maritime Festival at Derby Wharf celebrates New England’s long seafaring history and traditions. Come for music, exhibits, demonstrations, tours of the Custom House and the Derby House, harbor cruises, food and family-friendly activities. Head down the street to visit the House of Seven Gables. Climb aboard a reconstructed 1797 merchant ship and immerse yourself in the stories surrounding the Salem witch trials of 1692 — all in the same day! Get to Salem easily from Boston on the Salem Ferry or by commuter train.