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Thread: Headed to the Northeast (US) this June/July. What should I see?

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    Junior Member harryb1834's Avatar
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    I live a couple miles away from Plymouth, in Kingston MA. If you have any questions on the area, just send me a message. The beachs are beautiful and the waterfront area is a nice area to see.
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    Plymouth,Ma. is so. of Boston. Really neat place. Then there is Marthas Vinyard and Nantucket Isl. All great places.
    Plymouth sounds good

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    Oh...and Salem, Ma...wonderful history...witches...and Plymouth Rock...and the plantation. And I love Gloucester MA http://www.gloucesterma.com/
    My sister lives on the Martha Vineyard - its expensive to bring your car over and back.

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    Must try to get to Plymouth Plantation, it's a recreation of the original settlement. There are people there who take the part of the settlers going about their day. We loved that place.

    Just a word to the wise about Boston.........Unless things have changed since we visited, traffic is a little crazy. It's a wonderful place with lot's to see and do but it's not easy to dr

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    On your way to DC you could also detour thru NYC and see a broadway show. There are some really good ones out there.

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    many of the theaters in Boston are made for small, short people...if your folks are in their 80's they may have a hard time sitting in many of those small seats. I have never been to a show in NY they may be better.

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    Actually, you can get fantastic lobster in all the seacoast states. I find that RI, MA, CT, lobster is just as good as Maine,,,,cost less too for some reason.. Passing thru Rhode Island - Newport, RI has beautiful mansions, the cliff walk, beaches, etc. It is a port city so there are awesome things to do all year long.

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    Totally agree with adding Shelburne Museum to your list.

    Lowell National Park --- birthplace of Industrial Revolution, looms, quilt museum http://www.nequiltmuseum.org/ . The NPS does a wonderful job explaining the area and they have a great tour with a canal boat ride, visit to the factory and boarding house. Really makes you feel for the young women and kids who were employed by these mills. http://www.nps.gov/lowe/index.htm

    Willard Clock Museum in N. Grafton, MA. http://www.willardhouse.org/ Just visit their website and if you fall in love with the photos then it is a must stop. The tour will take at most 2 hrs and when I visited with my elderly parentsthe docents really geared their talk to older folks, very nice visit. I returned a year later with my boys and they did not care for chatting with my boys---very well behaved and listening boys--but the docents were not engaging at all.

    Higgins Armory, Worcester, MA --- The Higgins family was quite wealthy and one loved armory. This unique collection is a must-see if anyone in your travelling party likes medieval armor.

    Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA --- If you are into seeing historic naval ships it has a few. From here stop in to see Submarine Base in New London, CT There is the USS Nautilus, first nuclear sub, and a few others there. http://www.militarynewcomers.com/NEW..._historic.html

    And if you like aquariums the New England Aquarium in Boston is the finest in the country IMHO.

    Carole, (lived in middle-Mass for 16yrs)

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    While in Vermont, consideer going to the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory! It's a wonderful tour on how the bears are made, repaired, etc.

    As for Ben & Jerry's, I wasn't impressed. People tell me it used to be better a few years back before it was bought from the original owners. Also, the tour, if I remember correctly, involved a lot of stairs.

    Just MHO.

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    Between Niagara Falls and CT, go through the Finger Lakes region. There are many many wineries to visit, but it is also just a beautiful part of the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    As for Ben & Jerry's, I wasn't impressed. People tell me it used to be better a few years back before it was bought from the original owners. Also, the tour, if I remember correctly, involved a lot of stairs.

    Just MHO.
    Totally agree.

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