Families flock year-round to outdoors recreation in this part of the Northeast US. After the summer fun is over, fall in New England offers colorful foliage, apple-picking, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes. During winter, take the gang to family-friendly ski resorts. Maple sugar season in spring-time is another good time for getaways.
Several family resorts in New England go all out with kids programs, family activities, and weekend celebration packages at Thanksgiving and other holidays. Tyler Place in Vermont, for example, has multiple kids programs for different ages; Smugglers Notch family resort likewise has programs for all ages including two teen centers, and ski school is a speciality. Or try an outdoors center lodge in New Hampshire that offers affordable packages with great activities and "loaner" gear.
New England also has theme parks that draw families during the summer months and that open the gates again for scary fun at Halloween and in December for the holiday season.
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