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    The coastal town of Boothbay Harbor, Maine is a perfect destination for a reprieve from hustle of every day. It is rich in history and showcases quaint local shops and boutiques, with delicious dining and world-class boat excursions.

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    The coastal town of Boothbay Harbor, Maine is a perfect destination for a reprieve from hustle of every day. It is rich in history and showcases quaint local shops and boutiques, with delicious dining and world-class boat excursions.

    A 1,000-foot long footbridge connects the east and west sides of the Harbor, allowing easy access for visitors to enjoy a plethora of fun activities. You will be captivated by the quiet coves, rocky shores, and island lighthouses and by the warmth and friendliness of the locals.

    This boating capital has over 25 daily boat exucrsions. Harbour tours are a great way to explore the area and see nearby islands like Burnt Island or Monhegan Island. Meet the Maine wildlife, like puffins, seals and whales. Try your skills kayaking ranging from the open seas to protected rivers and inlets. Nature walks and hiking trails lead you through scenic meadowlands, forests and a stunning rocky coastline. Dont miss the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, the Boothbay Railway Village or the Maine state aquarium.

    As a seaside town, you have to try the local catch of the day, steamed mussels and clams or a succulent lobster dinner while taking in the views over the harbour.

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    • Top Tip 1

      Catch the Boston Red Sox in a game of baseball at their famous Fenway Park, which celebrated its millennium in 2012. Soak up the friendly but electric atmosphere as you try to work out the rules of the game!

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      Shopaholics should head to Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace for big-name as well as eclectic stores or to Newbury Street, the most exclusive shopping street in New England. Here you’ll find unique art and craft galleries, jewellery outlets and boutiques.

    • Top Tip 3

      Cape Cod is one of the best places for a whale-watching boat trip (the season is from May to October). You may see dolphins as well as Humpback, Minke and Finback whales.

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      Escape the crowds on the more remote beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore coastline. Or, take the foot passenger ferry from Hyannis to Oak Bluffs on the boutique island of Martha's Vineyard. Hire bicycles and ride to the south shore for the beautiful beaches.

    • Top Tip 5

      So much of New England is about food! Try clam chowder in famous Quincy Market Food Hall, fresh lobster anywhere in Maine and, of course, a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream made in Vermont.

    • Top Tip 6

      Visit the Berkshires, Massachusetts in summer time and catch one of the many summer festivals. It’s the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the theatre festival in Stockbridge and the music festival in Tanglewood.

    • Top Tip 6

      Ride the Cog Railway to the peak of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. You'll travel above the clouds and see some spectacular scenery along the way.

    • Top Tip 8

      Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts is a living history museum which recreates an 1830’s New England rural village. Costumed staff perform the routines of everyday life of the 19th century.

    • Top Tip 9

      Visit the breathtaking millionaires’ mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, built over 100 years ago by America's wealthiest families - the Vanderbilt’s, Astor’s and Belmont’s to name but a few.

    • Top Tip 10

      Enjoy a summer boat ride aboard The Spirit of Ethan Allen or a lunch cruise on the Northern Lights cruise ship on the 125-mile long Lake Champlain.

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