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In this episode of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, we discuss New England bucket list ideas and summer vacations to plan. Summer is the perfect time to explore the Northeast region of the United States, and Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont are some of the best states to visit during this season.

These states are known for their stunning natural landscapes, charming coastal towns, and rich history. From hiking in the mountains to lounging on the beach, there is something for everyone in these states. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an outdoor enthusiast, a summer vacation in CT, MA, ME, or VT promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Listen in about a New England vacation including Niantic, CT, different parts of MA as well as Maine and Vermont.

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Today’s Everyday Bucket List Episode

I’m excited to New England Bucket List Vacations for Summer!

Here’s What You’ll Learn About New England Bucket List: Summer Vacations to Plan

If you’re scratching your head wondering:

  • Which states are part of New England?
  • What are the best months to visit New England?
  • Where are some unique getaways in New England?

Which states are part of New England?

New England is made up of six states in the northeastern region of the United States. It includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

What are the best months to visit New England?

Summer is the perfect time to visit New England. In the summer, New England offers a wide array of things to do such as visiting stunning beaches, participating outdoor activities, and seeing picturesque towns.

If you want to see the fall folliage, the best months to visit New England are September and October when the fall foliage is at its peak.

Spring and winter are great as well. You just have to pick the season that suits you best!

Where are some unique getaways in New England?

New England is a beautiful place to visit during the summer months. With its pretty coastline, historic architecture, and scenic landscape, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont are great destinations for those who want to check out the area’s rich history and natural beauty. I’ll cover some fun things to do during your New England vacation, with a focus on quick trips, hidden gems and more.

  • Niantic, CT
  • Marblehead, MA
  • Rockland, ME
  • Boothbay, ME
  • Camden, ME
  • Bar Harbor, ME

Niantic, CT

Niantic, CT is an adorable seaside town that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, historic landmarks, and cultural attractions. From it’s sandy beach to its quaint downtown area, Niantic, CT is a great spot to stop during your summer vacation.

Stonington, CT

Stonington, CT is another picturesque coastal town that retains its historic charm with beautiful architecture, quaint shops, and delicious seafood restaurants. Visitors can enjoy scenic walks, boat tours, and cultural events, making it a perfect destination for a relaxing getaway.

Here’s a TikTok video I have of Stonington, CT.

Marblehead, MA

Marblehead, MA is also a beautiful coastal town with a craggy landscape that offers visitors breathtaking views of the ocean and the surrounding islands. The rugged terrain is perfect for hiking and exploring, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth, New Hampshire is another delightful coastal city with a rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning architecture. Visitors can enjoy exploring the charming downtown area. Browse through unique shops and galleries. Also, dine at top-notch restaurants.

Here’s another TikTok video. This one is about Portsmouth.


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Rockland, ME

Rockland, Maine is known for its beautiful harbor and as a center for the lobster industry. It is also home to the Maine Lobster Festival, which draws thousands of visitors each year.

Boothbay, ME

Bay Boothbay is another spot known for being a popular summer tourist destination in Maine. The town is known for its scenic harbor, historic downtown area, and many recreational opportunities such as boating and fishing.

Camden, ME

Camden, Maine is a charming coastal town known for its picturesque harbor, quaint downtown, and historic architecture. It’s also a popular tourist destination for its beautiful scenery, outdoor activities, and delicious seafood. Whether you’re driving through on a road trip or planning to multiple days here, it’s surely a great place to visit.

Bar Harbor, ME

Bar Harbor, Maine is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning natural beauty, including Acadia National Park and the surrounding coastline. Visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and whale watching, as well as shopping and dining in the charming downtown area.

Burlington, VT

Another great place to visit in New England is Burlington, VT. It is a vibrant city located on the shores of Lake Champlain. Whether you like the bustling downtown, beautiful waterfront, or stunning views of the Adirondack Mountains, Burlington is a perfect destination for anyone looking to experience the best of Vermont.


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Stowe, Vermont

Additionally, Stowe, Vermont is a picturesque town nestled in the Green Mountains. It is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, world-class skiing, and vibrant arts and culture scene. It’s a perfect destination for anyone looking to experience the best of New England’s outdoor adventures and small-town charm.

Conclusion for New England Bucket List: Summer Vacations to Plan

In conclusion, New England is one of the best vacation spots for those seeking a summer getaway. With its beautiful coastal towns, pretty beaches, and abundance of outdoor activities, visitors can enjoy a wonderful vacation in this beautiful area. It’s also great in the spring and fall!

If you’re planning trying out one of these ideas, let me know. Hit me up on on Twitter @KarenCordaway. If you still find it hard to connect the dots, get a copy of The Everyday Bucket List Book by Karen Cordaway!

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