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Best Ways to Welcome Spring in New England

Best Ways to Welcome Spring in New England
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Spring has sprung! Daffodils, crocuses, and forsythia have all begun to bloom (or will soon) and we’re throwing open our windows and planning outdoor weekend adventures. Need some inspiration? Here are 5 of our favorite ways to welcome spring in New England.

Bikes on Nantucket
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Bikes on Nantucket


We all know the price we pay for a seaside summer vacation – clogged roads, packed beaches, noise, and high prices. Spring or fall is the perfect time to head towards the ocean to enjoy a quiet walk or picnic on the beach, coastal biking, and perhaps even a discounted stay at a cozy inn – all without the frustration of battling crowds. The shoulder-season just might become your favorite season to head to the shore!  Why not spend a budget spring weekend on Nantucket or take a trip to “more than just a beach town” Wells, Maine?

Mount Monadnock The view from Mount Monadnock.


Spring is the season to grab your sneakers or hiking boots and walk away the winter blues. There are lots of trails and parks to get you moving, but we can’t help loving Mount Monadnock for its scenic views and stunning summit, not to mention it’s just up the road from the Yankee offices! See for yourself why it’s one of the most popular climbs in the world. Just make sure you check the weather conditions before setting out.

Fenway Park
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The Green Monster view at Fenway Park.


Nothing says spring like the start of baseball season. Our beloved Fenway Park celebrated 100 years in 2012, and after their most recent 2013 World Series win, the Sox continue to prove that it’s still worth heading into Boston for a game. Want to save a little cash but still experience the thrill of the game in a family-friendly environment? We’ve got you covered with our list of some of the best Minor League Stadiums in New England. Play ball!

Parsonage Barn at Old Sturbridge Village.
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Parsonage Barn at Old Sturbridge Village.


Ready to stretch your legs and learn something new? Spring is a great time to take in some of New England’s history. Head to the Patriots’ Day Reenactment at Concord and Lexington in April, walk the Boston Freedom Trail and chat with an official Freedom Trail Player, or check out some of the area’s premiere living history museums, like Plimoth Plantation or Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, Connecticut’s Mystic Seaport, or Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

5 Favorite New England Ice Cream Flavors.
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5 Favorite New England Ice Cream Flavors.


Another sure sign of spring is the opening of ice cream stands and dairy bars all across New England. Whether you like yours in a cup, cone, or blended into a malted frappe, our love for great ice cream is something we can all agree on. What’s not so easy is agreeing on where to get it. Check out our list of Best Ice Cream in New England and add your thoughts to the comments if we missed your favorite! Can’t choose a flavor? Here’s a list of 5 Favorite New England Ice Cream Flavors. Don’t want to leave the house? There’s always the classic Hoodsie Cup!

Now get outside, and happy spring!

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Aimee Seavey


Aimee Seavey


As Yankee's Digital Editor, Aimee manages, produces, and promotes content for Yankee's digital and social media initiatives. A lifelong New Englander, she loves history and a good Massachusetts South Shore bar pizza.
Updated Monday, March 21st, 2016

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