New England offers great opportunities for outdoor recreation, and a couple of theme parks too, open in summer, and at Halloween with scary fun. Several family resorts go all out with kids programs, family activities, and holiday celebrations. Also: maple sugar weekend getaways, moose tours, Boston MA, and more...
On Lake Champlain 45 minutes from Burlington, this family resort has 165 acres, cottages and a country inn, and kids' programs for many different age groups including babies and toddlers. "Family retreats" are a specialty. All-inclusive pricing, too.
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The White Mountains are a four-season getaway, with a National Forest plus fun attractions such as scenic railroads, gorges, Santa's Village. Also, an outdoors center has all-inclusive seasonal packages... see Appalachian Mountain Club, below.
This National Historic Landmark has indoor and outdoor pools, golf, tennis, horseback riding, mountain biking, kids camp, family programs such as rock-climbing. In winter, kids can join the ski school at Bretton Woods.
"Smuggs" -- near Burlington-- is open winter, summer, fall, and has extensive kids programs, two teen centers, A 5400 sq. ft.child care centre for babies, indoor FunZone, and dozens of activities.
Doing a week at a summer camp with your family can make great memories: outdoors fun during the day-time, campfires at night... and price can be as low as under $1000 for a week, for a family of four-- with meals!
8. Moose Tours
From end of May to early October is your chance to see the largest members of the deer family (and they are really big: an average moose's height at shoulders is 6.5 to 7.5 feet.) Check out several tours, in NH and Maine; spotting an animal in the wild can never be guaranteed, but some tours have a 97.3% success rate in finding moose.
Fall season in New England offers great weekend getaways for families: from fall foliage outings to corn mazes, apple-picking, and of course the whole month of October is now Halloween season.