Top Ten Spring Activities in New England

Spring into New England with these fun activities

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See How Maple Syrup Is Made

New England is famous for its delicious maple syrup and maple candy. Get a tour of a working sugar shack (a building where syrup is produced) in MaineVermont, or New Hampshire. Then enjoy the taste of these exceptional sweets!

Try Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is both an art and a sport. You wade into a river and try to catch a fish with a long rod and an imitation fly. Learn how to tie flies; take an introductory casting course, or go on a guided fishing trip in MaineNew Hampshire, or Vermont.

See an IMAX Film

Take a seat in a special theater, and get ready for a larger-than-life experience. At the Boston Museum of Science, catch an IMAX® film, and learn about the natural world as you’re surrounded by heart-stopping sights and sounds of scientific adventures.

Go Spring Skiing

The snow sticks around for a long time in northern New England, the temperatures are milder, plus you can get great deals on lift tickets. All of this makes it a great time to ski! Find a ski area near you.

Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston

Enjoy an historic walking tour in the capital city of Massachusetts. Along the way, you’ll see guides in 18th-century costumes bring the most important sites of the American Revolution to life.

Watch a Basketball Game

In 1891, a physical education teacher invented basketball to keep students active during the long New England winter. That game became a favorite American sport. See the Boston Celtics play at TD Garden, or watch their development team, the Maine Red Claws in action in Portland, Maine.

See Art in Unusual Spaces

In Boston, stroll through a Venetian-style palace, and see works by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Whistler at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. In Maine, see the seacoast studio where Winslow Homer painted masterpieces of Maine’s coast and landscapes.

Have a Few Laughs at a Comedy Show

Enjoy a great night of comedy in VermontNew HampshireBoston, Mass., or Rhode Island. In Hartford, Connecticut, The Bushnell Theater is known to host America’s favorite comedians, like David Sedaris and Jay Leno.

Go to the Ballet

The Boston BalletPortland Ballet, and The State Ballet of Rhode Island always have great spring shows.

Learn About Our Maritime History

Mystic Seaport on Connecticut’s scenic coast is famous for its collection of sailing ships, art, and artifacts from America’s nautical history.


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