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Thread: New England - Trip Advice

  1. #21
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    Aug 2010
    Vermont is super any time of year, but fall is really pretty. The Shelburne Museum near Burlington is a must-see for any quilter or lover of history. There are plenty of quaint towns well worth seeing but they off the main highways. Make sure to make room reservations because that is "peak season" in New England. It's smart to locate a few places as a base to take day trips from rather than change lodging daily. I love the beaches in Rhode Island as well as in Maine.

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    Boston is a wonderful city. Take one of the tours for a day, then drive up to Route 1 and do the Maine Coast to Acadia National Park. See the sunRise atop Mt. Cadillac. It is an experience you will never forget. If you have a smartphone, get the Quilt Shops app to locate local shops. Call them first to make sure they are open. Enjoy the lobstah!

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by SazuBMidlands View Post
    Hi all,
    My fiance and I are hoping to get married late Sept this year, and are wanting to go to New England for our honeymoon, to see the Fall and the lighthouses. From the UK we'd fly in to Boston, but otherwise we're not really sure to go. It will probably be the first couple of weeks in october. Can anyone suggest any quaint towns, B&Bs, quilt shops, walking spots, country fairs or anything else that we should try to get to on our trip over?
    Any advice greatly recieved! Thanks!
    If y ou go to Maine, you need to check out Marden's. They have very good to excellent fabric for $2.99-$4.99. It is so reasonable that I just got back from there and shipped 6 boxes home. The best one to go to is in Sandord Maine, near the New Hampshire border. I have shopped there for over ten years when I go there and have never been sad that I did. They have a total of ten stores in Maine that have fabric. The other one that I went to this time was in Scarborough. It was wonderful also.

    For everyone's information. I have been told by lots of people that the original owners of Keepsake Quilting have sold it to Fons and Porter.

    Good luck with your marriage and honeymoon.

    Nancy Parrish

  4. #24
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    Dec 2012
    The tricks to driving in MA:
    1. don't make eye contact
    2. don't use your directionals- it's like giving away your position to the enemy

    I'm in NH, and we don't have a LOT of highways, so if you do need to 'get there quicker,' you can, and not lose too much scenery.
    Definitely take a ride on the Kanc...FYI it's 34 miles across with no gas stations, so don't go on an empty tank.
    Most of our "attractions" are natural; grab a picnic lunch and stop if you have time.
    Sorry, but the Old Man is now "off" the Mountain.
    If you're into hiking, Baxter State Park in Maine offers a decent hike up Mt. Katahdin, or if you're in NH, Mt Washington is a nice drive or hike. In October, make SURE you dress for WINTER if you're going up Mt. Washington.
    Wolfeboro, NH is a wonderfully quaint town with shops and little holes-in-the-wall restaurants- in the Lakes Region of NH (as is Keepsake).
    If you'll be coming in early October, the Fryeburg fair is a great fair (so I hear, but I've never made it there yet). Here's a link to New England Fairs: http://www.newenglandexplorer.com/statefairsne.htm
    And if you're into yard sales, the Ultimate Yard Sale will be held on October 13 at the Cumberland Fairgrounds in Maine.

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    Senior Member SazuBMidlands's Avatar
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    Sep 2007
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    Wow! These are all such fabulous ideas!
    I'm going to print out some maps, and then mark on all your suggestions, and then see if I can join the dots! I'll keep you posted on where we plan to go! :-)

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    This has been great for me too, I hope to be able to do this in a couple of years, but for a longer period of time. Thank you all.

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