Glass House: While studying in Germany, famous architect Philip Johnson came up with the concept of the glass structure that served as his home until his passing at 95. The 47-acre campus features the Glass House and 12 other structures designed by Johnson that incorporate the landscape as a part of the designer’s vision. www.theglasshouse.org
Appalachian Trail/Mt. Katahdin: Maine’s 281 miles of the Appalachian Trail are generally considered the most challenging of all fourteen states. Lakes, streams, and bogs abound, and moose and loon sightings are common. Maine’s crown jewel, Mt. Katahdin is the northern terminus of the AT. https://visitmaine.com/things-to-do/parks-and-natural-attractions/appalachian-trail
Maine Huts & Trails: Offers an authentic backcountry experience in the woods of western Maine. With four eco-lodges located along 80 miles of trails, outdoor adventure lovers can enjoy mountain biking, hiking, paddling, fishing, Nordic skiing, and snowshoeing. Both guided and unguided trips are available. Assistance and a gear shuttle service are available. www.mainehuts.org
AMC Maine’s Wilderness Lodges: The Appalachian Mountain Club offers three Maine wilderness lodges on 75,000 acres of AMC conservation land where four-season outdoor adventure ranges from taking a cool dip in a crisp waterfall, reeling in a perfect trout, hiking up a spectacular mountain or skiing lodge-to- lodge through fresh snow. www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/maine-lodges
Grafton Notch State Park: The park lies amidst some of Maine’s most spectacular mountains, the Mahoosuc Range. These lands offer rugged terrain for backcountry hikers and include 12 of the most challenging miles along the entire Appalachian Trail. Also available are short walks leading to impressive waterfalls and gorges. https://visitmaine.com/things-to-do/parks-and-natural-attractions/grafton-notch-state-park
Illustrators Trail, Western Massachusetts: Explore the worlds of iconic illustrators Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, and Norman Rockwell with a visit to three unique museums in western Massachusetts within an hour’s drive of each other. http://illustratorstrail.org
Whydah Pirate Museum, Cape Cod: Learn about the adventurous world of pirates through the infamous Whydah, which sank in Cape Cod waters in 1717. View artifacts from the quintessential pirates’ life, including stunning imagery and maps of the 18th-century world with a visit to the Whydah Pirate Museum in West Yarmouth. www.discoverpirates.com
Trustees of the Reservation: Enjoy the scenic side of Massachusetts with a visit to any of the 100+ preserved parks, historic homes, and rural areas maintained by the Trustees of the Reservation. Visit the 251-acre coastscape of World’s End in Hingham, stop at the National Historic Landmark of Old Manse in Concord, or experience the Gilded-Age country estate of Naumkeag in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit
Bear Rock Adventures Guided ATV Tours, Pittsburg: In New Hampshire’s northernmost town, enjoy custom ATV tours through the largest interconnected trail system in the East. Tours can be themed as culinary and include stops at maple sugar shacks or focus on adventure by journeying deep into preserved forests and secluded waterways. Stay at the Cabins at Lopstick to truly appreciate the area’s natural beauty and enjoy snowmobile tours, ice fishing, hunting, and fly fishing. www.bearrockadventures.com
ELC Outdoors, Errol: In the northernmost region of New Hampshire, ELC offers whitewater rafting, calm wildlife tours by boat, aerial ropes courses, and fatbike rentals. Consider combining with Bear Rock ATV Adventures and the Cabins at Lopstick. http://elcoutdoors.com
Appalachian Mountain Club, Crawford Notch and Pinkham Notch: Arrange for a private hiking adventure guide through the oldest hiking trail system in the United States. Tours can vary in duration and can include the use of a 125-year-old secluded high hut network only accessible by foot. www.outdoors.org
Fantastic Umbrella Factory: A 19th century farmyard shopper’s paradise and international bazaar. A Rhode Island landmark and National Treasure in Charlestown, Rhode Island since 1968. Open year round. www.visitrhodeisland.com/listing/fantastic-umbrella-factory/2068
Newport Car Museum: This private collection of some 50 automobiles focuses on six decades of modern industrial automotive design and celebrates cars as works of art. From the 1950s to the present, separate exhibits of Ford Shelby Cars, Corvettes, World Cars, Fin Cars and Chrysler Mopar Cars have been carefully curated to appeal to car enthusiasts of all ages. www.visitrhodeisland.com/listing/newport-car-museum/3141
Rail Explorers: Enjoy an unforgettable scenic ride along historic Aquidneck Island and spectacular Narragansett Bay on custom-built pedal-powered vehicles. This eco-friendly experience provides an amazing journey using existing railroad tracks. The pedal-powered explorers provide a smooth and comfortable adventure suitable for all. www.visitrhodeisland.com/listing/rail-explorers/3134
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