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Wilcox Park

This pretty oasis in downtown Westerly features a wide-open meadow, stately trees, a duck pond, and picturesque perennial... Read More »

Community Boating Center

Members (it’s easy and affordable to become one) have access to lessons at all levels. The best part?... Read More »

Newport Equestrian

A two-hour tour lets riders see the “wilder” side of Aquidneck Island, including scenic Second and Third beaches... Read More »

Snappa Charters

Captain Charlie Donilon shares four decades of fish tales and secret spots. A half-day excursion aboard the Snappa... Read More »

Goosewing Beach Preserve

Bird lovers and bathing beauties unite at this pristine strip of sand managed by The Nature Conservancy. A... Read More »

Vermont Adventure Tours

Guided rock-climbing tours include the popular cliffs at Rattlesnake Point (above the Falls of Lana) and the more-intense... Read More »

Open Acre Ranch

Rebecca Guillette offers an increasingly rare experience: the chance to ride out on genuine bridle trails through woods... Read More »

Cutler Coast Public Preserve

Keep it short or go the distance on this easy-to-moderate hike through forests and wetlands to the wild... Read More »

Ambajejus Boom House

Paddle across Ambajejus Lake to the mouth of the West Branch of the Penobscot River to visit the... Read More »

Charlotte Rhoades Park & Butterfly Garden

Bring a picnic and enjoy dreamy coastal views while watching butterflies dance amid blooming perennials, annuals, and shrubs... Read More »

Down East Sunrise Trail

Walk, ride (horses or ATVs), or pedal along an 85-mile rail-conversion trail. This crushed-gravel route runs from Washington... Read More »

Schooner Fame of Salem

The beautiful waterfront of Salem Sound and the history of the War of 1812 are the highlights of... Read More »

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

The barrier beaches of Monomoy, stretching southward from Chatham toward Nantucket, host hundreds of species of migratory birds... Read More »

Quabbin Reservoir

Whether you prefer angling for bass, landlocked salmon, pickerel, lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, or brookies, there’s... Read More »

Crab Apple Whitewater Rafting

Staffers tell first-timers that navigating the gentle rapids of the Deerfield on a “funyak” is like floating down... Read More »

Surfari SUP & Surf

It originated with California surfers, but stand-up paddleboarding is a great way to get a core workout while... Read More »

Earthplace: The Nature Discovery Center

62 acres of trails, plus raptor rescue center and playground. Free! (Admission charge for the Center’s natural-history museum.) ... Read More »

Trail Wood & Bafflin Sanctuary

Two peaceful parcels are connected by a 7.5-mile trail through Air Line State Park. Trail Wood hosts a... Read More »

Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail

Rich in birdsong as rapids ripple down the Connecticut River, the canal’s 4.5-mile former towpath is well suited... Read More »

Cricket Hill Garden

They call it “Peony Heaven.” With sunlight streaming over the terraces here, it’s definitely celestial. Add Mundy Hepburn’s... Read More »

Mine Hill Preserve

Easy walking trails pass a pond, brook, and bridge, as well as industrial ruins and mineshafts. Once a... Read More »

Empire Beauty School

There are no soft lights or New Age music, but the students at this beauty school still find... Read More »

Hotel 140

The grand lobby and the small but high-style rooms are both surprises at this boutique hotel, located in... Read More »

Boston National Historic Park

You can certainly navigate the Freedom Trail on your own: Just follow the red line on the sidewalks.... Read More »


This East Cambridge working man’s bar lost none of its character when new owners transformed it into a... Read More »

Middlebury College Museum of Art

This museum offers a treasure trove of Asian, European, and American collections from 4000 b.c. through the present.... Read More »

Snow Farm Vineyard

Every Thursday, June through September, popular Vermont bands perform outdoor concerts on the broad-faced lawn adjacent to the... Read More »