Archive for June, 2012

10 New England Summer Getaways

With the kids out of school for the summer, there are plenty of opportunities to take a break from the hustle and bustle of your regular routine and get away from it all on a little vacation. Use holidays like the Fourth of July and Labor Day to your advantage by taking a couple of extra days off and extending the already long weekend to visit one of the outstanding destinations below.

7 Ways to Make Your July 4th Memorable

As we make our way into July, our nation is getting ready to celebrate its 236th birthday. Independence Day is an important day in the history of the United States, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It is a day filled with traditions that bring us together in patriotism and pride. Why not start a few traditions of your own? Make the Fourth of July extra-special with these ideas.

Essential Gear for a Day Hike in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

If you are new to hiking, a day hike is a great way to experience the joys of trekking over mountains, through woods, across streams, and past waterfalls. Having the picturesque White Mountains of New Hampshire so close gives you a reason to get out there this summer and give it a try! Here are a few essentials to make your experience enjoyable.

4 New England Beaches Perfect for a Day Trip

Summer is upon us, and one of the best parts of the season is heading to the beach to catch some rays, build sand castles, and play in the waves. New England has some of the nicest, most renowned beaches in the East, and many are perfect for a day trip with friends or family. Each one offers something different, so make plans to bask in the sunshine at all four this summer!

The 33rd Annual Quechee Balloon Festival: Four reasons not to miss it!

One of the longest-running balloon festivals in New England, the Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival is celebrated every year over Father’s Day weekend—this year from June 15 through June 17. The event takes place on the picturesque grounds of the Quechee Inn at Marshfield Farms, off I-89 between White River Junction and Woodstock, Vermont, and the focus is on family fun and entertainment. Yankee Magazine has rated the festival among the top 20 summer events of Vermont. And at $12 for admission for all three days ($5 for kids 6 to12, kids under 5 free), here are four reasons not to miss out!

A Guide to New Hampshire’s Theme Parks

Summer vacations are right around the corner, and everyone will be looking for fun things to do with friends and family. Summer activities don’t have to require a lot of travel, or even a lot of money. There are plenty of theme parks to please kids of all ages right in your backyard!

Child Concussions: How to Identify the Symptoms

Children who sustain concussions generally recover within a week or two with no lasting problems when certain precautions are taken following the injury. If a concussion goes unrecognized, however, it can cause lasting brain damage and possible disability. Be aware of these signs and symptoms that can help you determine if your child is experiencing a concussion following a head injury.