April 25, 2014

Photo Feature: Old North Church

Old-North-Church

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you’re a history buff on a budget, there is no place more loaded with readily accessible and inexpensive-to-see  American history than Boston, Massachusetts, and environs. Summer or winter in Boston is an adventure, although winter doings will likely be more the indoor kind. Walking Boston [...]

Hiking to Waterfalls in New England

New-England-Waterfalls

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Many people include hiking in their travel agendas when they come to New England.  Because of a National Park, a National Forest, several state parks and other preserved land, there are a lot of hiking trails in the 5-state area. What people may not know is how many of those trails [...]

Appreciating Autumn in New England

Foliage

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Photo credit: nealaus New England is a great place to visit year round, depending on whether the tourist is looking for beach, skiing, sightseeing, history, or whatever.  Autumn, however, is the natural tour de force up here.  We do it really well, in many ways, and not like anywhere else. FOLIAGE [...]

Evans Notch/Pinkham Notch Cruise

Evans-Notch

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; When I’m out for a ride, sometimes I like to go to a destination and return the same route. Sometimes I like to ride a loop.  From where I live, my favorite loop (which happens to go through the White Mountains) is through Evans Notch to Gorham, New Hampshire, and back [...]

New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon Mt.

Loon-Mt-Highland-Games

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; There are several Highland Games in Northern New England. The games at Loon Mountain are a personal favorite. These are known as the most diverse games in the country! First, Loon Mountain and surrounding area is a beautiful area.  Getting there is big fun.  Coming from Maine or the Mt. Washington [...]

Common Ground Fair

Common-Ground-Fair

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; I am a sucker for a fair of any kind.  This fair, however, knocks my socks off.  The Common Ground Fair is sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and is always held the third weekend after Labor Day. MOFGA is the voice of organic farming in Maine, [...]

Mt. Washington Auto Road

Mt-Washington-Auto-Road

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Hiking Mt. Washington is a popular thing to do for outdoor enthusiasts visiting the Mt. Washington Valley. Getting to that summit is an attainable goal and the view from the summit is an apt reward. If, however, you happen not to want to execute that climb to get those views, there [...]

Cruise the Kanc – Bear Notch Rd.

Bear-Notch-Rd

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; As a person who lives near the White Mountains, I frequently like to combine a trip to Conway/No. Conway with a ride on the Kancamagus Highway (aka “The Kanc”).  There are a few ways to do this for those ‘in the know’ without backtracking. My favorite is to connect from Rte. [...]

Fireworks in Maine 2010

Fireworks

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; What a great way to finish a great day in Maine!  Because of the more rural nature of Maine, the skies are dark and the fireworks are brilliant as a result.  We love our fireworks up here, and there are many displays planned throughout the summer. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]

Boston Museum of Science

Boston-Museum-of-Science

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Of all the science museums I’ve visited, I’m most familiar with the Boston Museum of Science. Relatively speaking, it’s right next door to me.  When I visit, I plan to be there for the day, and I’m never bored. This is not an inexpensive day, but it is riveting. (adsbygoogle = [...]

Car Shows in Maine: Inexpensive Family Summer Fun

2010 CruisinÕ Show and Shine Morro Bay Car Show, Friday 30 April

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; I like car shows.  Always have. It’s just really big fun to me to go and see old cars, new cars, foreign cars, stock cars, custom cars. It’s fun to talk with owners. It’s just fun. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In Maine, there are several such shows throughout the summer. [...]

Maine State Parks: Cheap Day Trip Options

Maine-State-Parks

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Maine has a lot of outdoors for vacationers to enjoy.  Parks abound.  There is one National Park (Acadia), a piece of the White Mountain National Forest, and 31 or so parks managed by the Maine Bureau of Parks that charge fees. The Appalachian trail passes through or near several of these. [...]

Cruise the Kanc – Lower Falls

Lower-Falls-Kanc

medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; On a hot summer day, when the beach is two hours or so away, Lower Falls, a stop on the Kancamagus Highway in White Mountains National Forest and about 8 miles from Conway, NH, is a perfect destination. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Lower Falls is an extremely popular swimming place [...]