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 celebrates Cape-wide maritime-themed activities, including guided kayak excursions, lighthouse & walking tours, nautical art exhibits 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.
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.” Trips fill quickly, so book today! See the website for the various rafting operators in this region and scheduled release dates.
Heritage Museums and Gardens is comprised of three galleries and expansive gardens located in historic Sandwich, Massachusetts on the northern portion of Cape Cod. It includes galleries for American folk art, a vintage carousel, automobiles and traveling exhibitions. During this festival, come see thousands of rhododendrons in more than 100 varieties cover the museum’s 100 acres with spectacular blooms. Enjoy a peaceful walk surrounded by walls of flowers, learn more about these gorgeous plants from horticulture experts, explore Heritage’s connection to noted rhododendron hybridizers Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles, challenge yourself to a rhododendron scavenger hunt and participate in other family activities. A plant sale offers many varieties perfect for a Cape Cod garden, including the rare opportunity to purchase Dexter and Cowles rhododendron hybrids.
For six days each year we celebrate the excellence of Maine’s chefs, artists, musicians, wine purveyors, and beer makers while surrounded by the beautiful scenery, people, and enduring charm of Kennebunkport.