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  • Freeport

    Just 2 hours drive from Boston or a 20 minute ride from Portland, Maine, on the shores of Casco Bay, Freeport is a charming coastal village buzzing with activities, galleries and shops….. Yes Freetown is renowned for its outlet shopping and the home to L.L. Bean.

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    Just 2 hours drive from Boston or a 20 minute ride from Portland, Maine, on the shores of Casco Bay, Freeport is a charming coastal village buzzing with activities, galleries and shops….. Yes Freetown is renowned for its outlet shopping and the home to L.L. Bean.

    Experience world class outlet and boutique shopping, savour the delicious Maine lobster, seafood, and farm fresh dining. Explore the great outdoors by sea or by land.

    Take a daytrip to Eagle Island and see some of Maine’s most popular lighthouses located on Casco Bay and watch the seals at play. Bradbury Mountain State Park is a wonderful place to spend a day or afternoon exploring trails, taking in the magnificent view from the summit.

    The coast at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, offers bird watching, and ocean trails. You can also see the "Desert of Maine"—the desert was once a fertile farm, but overproduction caused the topsoil to give way to sand. The L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools provide affordable adventures all year round such as, kayaking, canoeing, clay shooting, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing.

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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!

    • Top Tip 2

      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.

    • Top Tip 4

      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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