Route 100 road trip – Waterbury Vermont

Pasture along Route 100 in Vermont

On a recent trip to Burlington Vermont I decided to indulge in some local treats; ice cream, cheese, chocolates and homemade donuts and cider. The prime spot for all this, the Waterbury section of Vermont’s Route 100, is a historic tree lined route that stretches for 216 miles through the state


Visit the cultural side of Vermont

Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Site

Most people visit Vermont to enjoy the state’s outdoor delights, but there are plenty of enticing indoor activities as well. Along with biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, or long walks along beautiful trails and peaceful meadows you should also check out some of these fascinating places to get a taste of what Vermont has to offer in the way of cultural institutions.


A New England fishing village – Scituate, MA

Massachusett’s Bay’s harbors offer refuge to a host of commercial fishing trawlers as well as private boats. Among them, Scituate Harbor stands out as an historic contributor to the area’s past and an example of a town’s ability to keep up with progress while maintaining its small-town flavor.


New England inns salute First Responders – 9-11 free rooms

Berry Manor Inn

To thank first responders who put their lives on the line in their day to day jobs and to quietly pay homage to the 10th anniversary of that fateful day, several New England inns are offering free room stays on Sunday, September 11th to first responders and one family member. This offer is also extended to surviving family members of first responders who died in the line of duty.


Bar Harbor in Maine is more than a picturesque town

Interesting shops and Victorian homes are only part of the story when visiting Bar Harbor, Maine. Visitors climb the hills and cliffs of Acadia National Park for a view of the sea. It’s fun to meander this hilly picturesque village of Victorian inns and clever boutiques. The high hills and forested roads of its internationally known neighbor, Acadia National Park, are great to explore. However, there are two places not on everyone’s radar that add something special when visiting the area. One is in town and the other is out – way out….


Essex steam train and Connecticut riverboat tour

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Railroad steam engine buffs, lovers of riverboat rides and kids (from 1 year to 100) will experience the thrill of the clackity-clack and haunting whistle of Essex steam engine as it pulls its cars through the countryside and along the river bank to Deep River, where they board a riverboat for a round tirp cruise upriver as far as Haddam.