New England for Kids

The New England states have lots of great familiy activities that kids and parents will both love. In addition to biking and other outdoor activities there are beaches, amusement parks, zoos, museums, skateboard parks and lots of other fun and interesting things to do on a family vacation in New England.

Beaches of New England

Six Flags New England - amusement park near Springfield, Mass.

Old Orchard Beach Maine - lots of activities for the whole family

Lake Compounce Theme Park - amusement park in Bristol Connecticut

Canobie Lake Park - family fun park in Salem New Hampshire

Bromley Thrill Zone - Vermont's largest family fun park at Bromley Mountain, near Manchester Center

Pirate's Fun Park - Salisbury Beach Massachusetts

Edaville Railroad - train rides, turn-of-the-century buildings, an old fashioned carousel, a museum and children's rides in Carver Massachusetts

Places to Mountain Bike in New England

TrailLink - old railroad beds have been converted to multi-use trails for walking, biking, rollerblading and more. Search this site for rail trails in New England

Skateboard Parks - search the New England state listings

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens - in South Deerfield Massachusetts

Childrens Museum - Boston

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art - in Amherst Massachusetts

Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden - in Springfield Massachusetts

Barefoot Books - flagship store and community center featuring a large variety of fun family events, in Concord, Massachusetts

Yankee Candle - flagship store in South Deerfield, Massachusetts.

Santa's Village - in Jefferson New Hampshire

Story Land - children's theme park geared for ages 2-12 in Glen New Hampshire

The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield Massachusetts

Mystic Aquarium - in Mystic Connecticut

The New England Aquarium - Boston

Maritime Aquarium - aquatic life of the Long Island Sound area in Norwalk Connecticut

Mystic Seaport Museum - a bustling 19th-century village of tall ships and historic buildings, exhibit galleries brimming with the culture of seafaring lives, and a unique shipyard where the nearly lost art of wooden shipbuilding endures

The Montshire Museum of Science - in Norwich Vermont

New England Air Museum - at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks Connecticut

Higgins Armory Museum - in Worcester Massachusetts, it is the only museum in the Western Hemisphere solely dedicated to the collection of arms and armor.

The USS Constitution Museum - Boston - Old Ironsides is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.

Old Sturbridge Village - colonial America re-enactment in Sturbridge Massachusetts

Plimoth Plantation - a 1627 Pilgrim Village Museum in Plymouth Massachusetts

Heritage Museums and Gardens - on Cape Cod in Sandwich Massachusetts

Historic Deerfield - the best-preserved colonial village in New England features colonial America museums and period houses

Billings Farm & Museum - a living museum of Vermont's rural past, as well as a working dairy farm, in Woodstock Vermont

Mt. Washington Cog Railway - near North Conway New Hampshire

Zoo New England - Boston's Franklin Park Zoo and Stoneham's Stone Zoo

Beardsley Zoo - in Bridgeport Connecticut

York Wild Kingdom - zoo and amusement park in York Maine

Charmingfare Farm - animal displays, hay and sleigh rides and special events, near Manchester New Hampshire

 

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