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.
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
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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