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Road Trip USA: Leaf Peeking in New England

The beautiful nature, charming towns and friendly faces make Vermont and New Hampshire a perfect choice for a family road trip. Vermont’s small size and sparsley-traveled roads make it super for a family driving trip, and October brings leaf peepers to view nature’s annual display of autumn colors. The northern part of Vermont is remote enough to never truly be crowded. Of course, you'll ...

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Short Breaks And New England Weekend Getaways From Boston

The dense population of families in and around Boston, Massachusetts draws on beautiful New England for weekend getaway ideas. Whether your family is looking for a rural holiday, a cheap vacation package, a fun last-minute excursion to break up a road trip, or a weekend getaway along the Atlantic coast, you will find dozens of great options within a 200-mile radius of the Boston metropolitan...

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Mt. Washington Cog Railway to Build Summit Hotel – True or False?

"At age 147, the only cog railway in America east of the Rocky Mountains is getting a makeover." That statement was made in January 2017 based on news we received about one of our favorite tourist attractions, the Mount Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire. Since then, we received comments from Chris Magness representing a non-profit environmental group,

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Bretton Woods Mountain Resort, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Bretton Woods Mountain Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, previously a winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Tiny Travelers award, gets a fresh look in 2015. The surrounding...

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At One With Nature Along The Appalachian Trail

After a weekend exploring the Appalachian Trail from our base at the AMC Highland Center, we began to appreciate how this pioneering environmental organization brought New Hampshire's great outdoors into our lives. Run by volunteers, The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) serves nature on a platter to people of all ages and athletic abilities through...

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Outdoor Fun in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

For active and outdoorsy families, the White Mountain region of New Hampshire offers bountiful outdoor fun for all seasons with some of the most beautiful mountain scenery on the East Coast.In the upper half of New Hampshire lies a quietly hidden treasure of protected wilderness: the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) 603/536-6100. ...

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Top 10 Family Camps For Family Together Vacations

Family Travel Forum's picks have been compiled from more than a decade of "Top 10 Getaway Winners" to help your family begin their lifelong love of nature. The following options combine a laid back, but active experience, with a commitment to educating kids and providing an enjoyable vacation at a variety of price points. Each provides housing and a myriad of supervised activities...

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Sunset Hill House Is A Snowbound Oasis

New England is not an easy place to get to know in winter, but Sunset Hill House in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire is an island of light in snowbound seas. When the dark and the cold and the snow hold the land in a formidable grasp, and people disappear into their homes and cafes, Sunset Hill House, festooned with lights and sparsely placed globes,...

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Top Family Camps in the East

Family sleepaway camp vacations offer fun, adventure and family bonding at reasonable rates. So, think about going to camp together with your kids this year. Plan ahead, and check out these great family sleepaway camps. Parents who wish to relive their childhood camp days -- or who simply want to enjoy quality family time away from the distractions of modern technology -- are flocking to...

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Cows, Canines and Kids: The Chesterfield Inn

Cows, Canines and Kids: The Chesterfield Inn We missed the Strolling of the Heifers, a yearly event here in Brattelboro, Vermont, and by all accounts Vermont’s  answer to Spain’s frenetic  running of the bulls. And a much preferred, more gentle event. But we didnt miss...

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