Living in New England is really great. There is so much to see in any of the 6 New England States.
Sometimes I think I'd like to move out to San Diego, or somewhere in Arizona or Florida to escape the winter, but I really do LOVE New England. As much as I hate snow, I do find beauty in it and I actually think I would miss the four seasons.
My favorite seasons are Spring and Fall. I love the changes that happen in Spring when things start to bloom again signaling new beginnings, and then in Fall, things are winding down for the winter which to me signals a settling in period, and I love that.
This blog series will focus on Precious Places in New England. Some may or may not be based on my personal experience.
If you visit any of these Precious Places, please tell me about it!
photo from the bso.org website
Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic
August 15-18, 2013
Tanglewood is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The BSO will present the Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic, featuring wines from around the world and locally sourced foods on the Tanglewood grounds. The Wine and Food Classic includes seminars, celebrity chef dinners, a Grand tasting and cooking demonstrations.
Check it out here: http://www.bso.org/brands/tanglewood/tickets-events/tanglewood-wine-and-food-classic.aspx
photo from capeannvacations.com
Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival
August 17-18, 2013
Stage Fort Park - Gloucester, Massachusetts
Get yourself to historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor for the Gloucester Waterfront Festival. A collection of over 175 juried artists and craftsmen from throughout the U.S. will display their unique creations. There will be live music as well as delicious ethnic foods, a pancake breakfast and a traditional New England Lobster Bake at this picture perfect seaport event. Free live “family style” entertainment includes Celtic, Ragtime Bands, Country and Folk Music. North Shore Old Car Club will also display over 75 Antique Autos on Sunday. Held rain or shine.
Check it out here: http://www.capeannvacations.com/festival-event.cfm?id=1359
photo from discovernewengland.org
Annual White Mountain Boogie N’ Blues Festival
August 16-18, 2013
Between Waterville Valley and Loon Mountain, New Hampshire
This is the largest outdoor blues festival in New Hampshire. The festival features award-winning blues artists, food vendors, craft vendors, a climbing wall and fun activities for children including Saturday night fireworks. The festival is held in the heart of the White Mountains and the boogie stage is in a natural amphitheater located on a 72-acre pasture in the Pemigewasset River Valley. Check it out here: http://www.whitemountainboogie.com/about-blues-festival.php
photo from waterfire.org
Select Saturday Evenings from May - October (see website for schedule) Waterplace Park– Providence, Rhode Island
WaterFire is a thoroughly unique public art experience enjoyed by tens of thousands of visitors to Rhode Island’s capital city of Providence. The event is based on an original artistic installation of bonfires lit on the three waterways passing through downtown Providence. On select evenings throughout the year, WaterFire creates a magical artistic event celebrating earth, air, fire and water. Watch the firelight of 100 bonfires, stroll through Waterplace Park and enjoy enchanting music and entertainment acts from around the world.
Check it out here: http://waterfire.org/
Mystic Whaler Cruises
8/26/13 Tall Ship Sailing Cruises
Exciting, Family Friendly, Tall Ship Adventures
How daring are you? ME? Well, I'm not daring at all but if you love the water and love sailing, and you are adventurous, you gotta check out the Mystic Whaler cruises, especially the overnight cruise.
Lounge in the sun, read a book, help raise sail, steer the ship, climb aloft in the rigging or make new friends. No two cruises are alike and the ports may include Block Island & Newport, RI, Shelter Island & Sag Harbor, NY & Mystic, CT to name a few. The Mystic Whaler includes private cabins, hot showers and a cozy main salon. All-inclusive cruises, sailing from New London, CT. As soon as you step aboard the 110' schooner you'll be transported to the golden age of sail. Check it out here: http://www.mysticwhalercruises.com/
Come back on Thursdays for more Precious Places.
Be sure to go to the links listed in the blog and 'like' their Facebook page. You can find a wealth of information on any of the state visit.com sites. By doing a little research, you can find all that New England has to offer.
It's me, just trying to get by.