New England Winter Vacations

New England winter vacations are the new black. When the weather outside is frightful, there’s no need to be fitful. Take a trip where they embrace the winter! This year, New England winter vacations are the rage and you can find yours with the help of Vacation Rentals.com. Here are some top spots for great New England winter vacations that are perfect to chase away those wintertime blues.

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Bar Harbor, Maine

Generally speaking, Maine is best known for one thing: lobster. Yes, while lobster is available and delicious in Bar Harbor, the island town, located on Mount Desert Island has so much more to offer and especially in the winter! Bar Harbor is home to some of the United States’ oldest lighthouses. Tour the beautiful coast from the comfort of your car while you visit Bass Harbor Head Light, a lighthouse still running and operated by the U.S. Navy. These houses built into the coast are not only beautiful and historical but will be fun for the whole family even despite the cold. Scenic ocean drives can also be taken inside Acadia National Park, which also rests primarily in Bar Harbor, Maine. The park also offers such winter activities as cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. However, the most popular activity in the winter is ice fishing. It’s serene, satisfying and not as cold as you think! Remember to refer to fishing regulations and limits and be sure to test the ice before you set up camp! Don’t be scared. Trying exciting new things is part of New England winter vacations.

Franconia, New Hampshire

Franconia bred Olympic skier Bode Miller and now you too can ski the same mountains that raise champions. Cannon Mountain, part of the famous White Mountain Range, is located in Franconia Notch State Park, and offers some of the best powder in the country. You can ski, snowboard and snow tube to your heart’s content and for those less coordinated, lessons are available. In addition, Franconia Ridge is also considered one of the best hiking spots in New England. With Franconia Ridge and the famous Appalachian Trail running through Franconia, a brisk winter hike may be just the kind of rush you and your family may need. Franconia also offers educational fun for the entire family, including the New England Ski Museum. For the outdoorsy type, New England winter vacations don’t get better than Franconia, New Hampshire.

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Stowe, Vermont

Located just outside of Montpelier, Vermont, the capital of the Green Mountain State, Stowe offers plenty of luxury for the family looking for a sophisticated New England winter vacation. Stowe offers shopping with a personal touch in its many craft and fine art shops. Stowe not only embraces the holiday spirit but they can gift wrap it for you. Nevertheless, be sure to pamper yourself too at one of the many spas Stowe has to offer. Don’t forget to bring your appetite so that you can sample the fine dining of Stowe, which boasts to be the premiere dining experience in New England. Winter vacations demand comforting warm dishes to remember, after all. From award-winning wines at Trattoria La Festa to delectable desserts at Mr. Pickwick’s, you and yours will leave satisfied as you dine across Stowe. For the kids, Stowe is also home to Eden Dog-Sled and Dog-Cart Tours, featuring tours pulled by a real-live dog sled team. Travel in style across the beautiful snowy Eden Mountains and don’t forget the camera.

These are just a few of the many great spots that New England winter vacations have to offer. Browse our listings to find yours now.

 

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