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New England Spring

New England spring is the time to squeeze in that last ski run — in a t-shirt! Then come the fragrant lilacs, yellow forsythia and flowering trees. There is an enviable continuity about life in New England. With 400 years of tradition to call on, many enjoy doing what their grandparents and earlier ancestors did: plowing, gardening, fishing or making johnnycakes for May breakfasts in Rhode Island.


New England Spring Travel Ideas

 

Connecticut River Museum - Essex, Connecticut - New England

CONNECTICUT


New England Spring - Tommy's Park, Portland, Maine

MAINE

New England Spring - Dexter Rhododendrons in Bloom - Heritage Museums and Gardens, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTS

New England Spring - The Presidential Range from Cherry Pond, New Hampshire

NEW HAMPSHIRE


New England Spring - Aerial View - Doris Duke's Rough Point Estate - Newport, Rhode Island

RHODE ISLAND

  • Providence: Buy fine art, jewelry, clothing, glass and more at the RISD Alumni Art Sale. Everything is made by graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design.
  • Newport: Tour the Newport mansions to see how the ultra rich lived in the Gilded Age. Equally grand is Rough Point, the estate of heiress Doris Duke, who lived there until 1993.

New England Spring - Shelburne Museum - Lilac Watch - Shelburne, Vermont

VERMONT

  • Maple sugaring in Vermont: (early spring) Stop at a sugarhouse to see how this New England delicacy is made and to sample maple sugar treats.
  • Manchester: Visit Hildene, the Lincoln family home and estate, with its gorgeous gardens.
    Woodstock: At Billings Farm & Museum, see a working dairy farm, taste delicious ice cream, and tour a creamery and restored farmhouse that reflects the agricultural heritage of Vermont. Across the street, visit the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller U.S. National Historic Park. Tour the mansion or simply walk the grounds under the shade of sugar maples and 400-year-old hemlocks.
  • Statewide: Spring brings the return of farmers’ markets, selling fruit and vegetables, cheese and jam, and often, crafts.

New England Spring Festival Ideas

CONNECTICUT

MAINE

MASSACHUSETTS


NEW HAMPSHIRE


RHODE ISLAND

VERMONT

What to Wear

Spring in New England is quite variable in temperature — bring a few layers just in case. Spring also sometimes brings periods of rain so be sure to bring an umbrella and raincoat.

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