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Mandi Wells

Weekend Retreat: Kid-Friendly Version

Grab a backpack, and your thirst for adventure, and explore Acadia National Park, one of the many reasons to head North to the downeast region of Maine.

Take a trip to the Vineyard and find out what keeps the Gyllenhaal’s coming back for more.

Take a trip to the Vineyard and find out what keeps the Gyllenhaal’s coming back for more.

Head to Narragansett Bay and kick back by the coast with a Del’s Lemonade, one of the many reasons to visit Newport, Rhode Island.

Escape to Lake Champlain and find out why so many people "LoVermont."

Home to prestigious academics and preppy suburbanites, the Connecticut coastline has everything a yachter, schmoozer, or foodie could want.

Maine is well-known for its lobstahs and wicked good seafood, but the state’s bustling Casco Bay region has much more to offer. With its first class restaurants, hotels, shopping, and music, Portland is much more than just a haven of fried seafood shacks.

The hills are alive with music in the Berkshires. Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home in the hills, is just one reason to soak in the sights and sounds of the state’s oft forgotten west side.

Pledge your allegiance with a barbecue, a country lovin’ concert, and a spectacular fireworks display.

Get the season “growing” at the annual Newport Flower Show, one of New England’s largest gatherings of horticulturalists and green thumbs.

The lupines are blooming in Deer Isle Maine, and the time is right to watch these flowers flourish by land, air, and sea.

June 14-22 marks the 85th Anniversary of Laconia Motorcycle Week and it promises to be record-breaking year.

Head to Portland, Maine this weekend for a few days of rustic charm, cobble stone streets, and true Maine hospitality.

Enjoy Memorial Day weekend in one of the best small art towns in America—Northampton, Massachusetts.