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  Parks & Nature   Freeport, ME
Less than a half hour's drive from Portland lies The Desert of Maine, an unusual deposit of sand and minerals left behind after a glacier slid through Freeport, Maine approximately 11,000 years ago. Meander
  Landmarks & History   Portland, ME
Don't miss the oldest standing structure in Portland, built in 1786 and home to famous poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Three generations of the Wadsworth and Longfellow families remained in this house for years
  Parks & Nature   Cape Elizabeth, ME
First lit in 1791, Portland Head Light served to protect the coast of Portland for over a hundred years. The setting for Portland Head Light, Fort Williams Park, became particularly instrumental during World
  Museums & Science   Falmouth, ME
Located in Falmouth, minutes from Portland, the Maine Audubon Society's mission is to preserve Maine’s wildlife and its habitat by educating residents in the areas of conservation and action. A visit to
  Museums & Science   Portland, ME
In 1891, a band of retired and active firemen formed the Portland Veteran Fireman's Association, a social organization which also sought to preserve a modest collection of firefighting artifacts and memorabilia
  Museums & Science   Portland, ME
Spend a day with the young ones at the Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, where you can role play as a farmer in the "Oakie Acres" exhibit, learn about the log cabin-building process in "Tree to Timber,"
  Parks & Nature   Conway, NH
Cathedral Ledge in Intervale, New Hampshire is probably already on your map if you are into rock climbing. A spectacular cliff that offers plenty of opportunities for climbing Cathedral Ledge isn't far from North
  Amusements   Jefferson, NH
Santa's Village has a lot of history. It was opened on Father's Day of 1953 and has managed to retain a quaint, old-fashioned feel while providing all the thrills and spills customers expect from the modern theme
  Amusements   Saco, ME
About 20 minutes south of Portland, Maine, you will find Funtown Splashtown USA, one of New England's largest amusement/water parks. From thrilling roller coasters to water slides, games, shops and kiddie rides
  Museums & Science   Portland, ME
Housed in three architecturally impressive, interconnected buildings, the Portland Museum of Art's 18,000 pieces range from fine to decorative arts from the 18th century through to the present. Visitors will
  Landmarks & History   Conway, NH
The Kancamagus Highway, or just regular Route 112 to the locals, is one of the most picturesque drives which the U.S.A has to offer. The area that is most renowned is actually a 34.5 mile section of Route 112's
  Parks & Nature   Bartlett, NH
Diana's Baths are a spectacular series of small waterfalls that make up a part of Lucy Brook. Visitors can watch the water, which comes from Attitash Mountain, flow through a complex arrangement of rocks and ledges
  Museums & Science
The Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center is a non-profit museum that operates out of an institution whose aim it is to measure the often extreme weather conditions found on Mount Washington. Their
Story Land is an amusement park which places its main focus on young pre-teens and families. The park's theme is based around classic fairytales and children's stories and aims to bring these fantasies too life
  Landmarks & History   Portland, ME
Victoria Mansion in downtown Portland has been described as "one of the most important historic house museums and collections of the mid Victorian period anywhere in America" and "an unparalleled example of pre-Civil
  Beaches & Lakes   Old Orchard Beach, ME
Old Orchard Beach is a popular tourist town located just south of Portland, Maine. It is best known for its 7-mile long sandy beach, which is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day in the summer sun. One of
  Parks & Nature   Portsmouth, NH
Prescott Park is a beautiful public park located along the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This popular park is best known for its gorgeous flower gardens and as the site of the Prescott Park Arts
  Museums & Science   Portsmouth, NH
The Strawberry Banke Museum is an open-air history museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Visitors to the museum can travel back in time to the 17th and 18th centuries while exploring historic buildings and gardens
  Adventures & Sports   Bartlett, NH
If you're interested in experiencing nature in a new and exciting way, then you should check out the Alpine Slide attraction at Attitash Mountain Resort. Each summer, this popular ski resort offers families all
  Adventures & Sports
Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park is an outdoor recreation area that is open to the public each summer at the Cranmore Mountain Resort in New Hampshire. Its attractions include a mountain coaster, a giant swing
  Adventures & Sports   Gorham, NH
The Wildcat Mountain ZipRider is a thrilling summer attraction at Wildcat Mountain ski area in New Hampshire. This exciting four-person zip line allows multiple riders to glide through the trees from 70 feet above
  Adventures & Sports   Gilford, NH
Gunstock Mountain Resort is an outdoor recreation area in New Hampshire that provides a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the year. In the wintertime, it is a popular ski resort that offers skiing
  Adventures & Sports   Newry, ME
Sunday River Ski Resort is one of the most popular ski resorts in Maine and one of the largest in New England. It contains an impressive 135 trails and 5 terrain parks that can be explored by skiing and snowboarding
  Adventures & Sports   Bretton Woods, NH
Bretton Woods is an outdoor recreation area that is part of the Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire. It is one of the most popular spots to have fun in the snow due to the many activities it provides, including
  Adventures & Sports   Newry, ME
Sunday River Zipline Tours are an exciting summer attraction that can be found at the Sunday River ski resort in Maine, which is one of the largest resorts in New England. Nature lovers can choose between the
  Adventures & Sports
The Bretton Woods Canopy Tour is a thrilling family attraction nestled into the beautiful Bretton Woods at the Mount Washington Resort. The 3-hour tour consists of a series of tree-top zip lines that are used
  Museums & Science   Dover, NH
Children's museum of New Hampshire features many interactive exhibits for the families and children, located in Dover, New Hampshire. The museum inspires creative learning in the students with an array of educational
Compared to Disneyland, Storyland is the more relaxed amusement park with shorter lines, less waiting time for the rides, and fewer crowds. Storyland is a treat for families with young kids, especially children
  Farms & Orchards   Westbrook, ME
Just outside of Portland lies Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook, Maine, where families can purchase delicious ice cream, yogurt or cheese from The Dairy Store, and also visit the petting zoo, which contains a number
  Museums & Science   Portland, ME
Family members of all ages will enjoy the Southworth Planetarium located in the Science Building on the University of Southern Maine's Portland Campus. Attend one of the omnidome shows offered at the facility
  Landmarks & History   Portland, ME
Don't miss the Portland Observatory, a watchtower erected in 1807 to send up flags when ships were reaching Portland Harbor. Sitting idle for a time when two-way radios were introduced, the Observatory was eventually
  Amusements   North Conway, NH
The Kahuna Laguna lays claim to being the very first all indoor water park in Northern New England. Located at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort the park offers visitors 40,000 square feet of slides and splashes
Pirate's Cove have been in the business of mini golf since opening their first course in the early 80's and are, at this stage, experts in providing family fun. At their course in North Conway you can expect fun
  Adventures & Sports   Conway, NH
Cranmore Mountain is an Adventure Park and resort in New Hampshire offers family activities for both the winter and summer. It is famous among skiing enthusiasts as being the place where Hannes Schneider, an extremely
  Adventures & Sports   Bartlett, NH
Attitash Mountain and Bear Peak are two mountains placed side by side located in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Together they offer 78 ski trails for people to enjoy along with a half pipe for snowboarders
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