Post # 1
Good morning all!
My fiance and I, residents of the midwest, are planning a coast trip for our honeymoon we want to start up in the Maine area and drive through Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. We’re flexible. We are planning to stay at various Bed and Breakfasts and just enjoy the area.
Here’s where you come in – we are looking for recommendations of things to do in these areas – great places to see the view, fun places to eat or visit and nice B&B’s to spend the night. Any suggestions would be helpful, the internet sites can only give you so much.
We will be traveling the last weeks of August.
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
You must check out Polly’s Pancake House in NH! Sorry, I’m not sure exactly where they are, nor if they are open in August (I know that they’re seasonal…), but they must be online or in a guide book somewhere. They make AWESOME pancakes! But don’t let the goat across the street near you. He’s cute, but he tried to eat my coat. For real. (Oh, it’s just a restauarant, not a B&B.)
If you plan to go to Cape Cod in Mass., I highly recommend Snug Cottage (it’s a B&B). We stayed there about 4-5 years ago, and just loved it. The guys that run it are great, and one is a former pastry chef (or somethin’) and makes deeeeelicous breakfasts.
Post # 4
If you’re heading through Vermont/New Hampshire, you might want to check out the Quechee Inn (Quechee, VT) — not a B’nB though. The Quechee gorge has great hiking and beautiful views. I would also recommend the Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, New Husband for a cute little stay (not a traditional B’nB but they do have a complimentary breakfast) and a good brewery attached to it. The best breakfast I have ever had is in Brookline, New Husband at Parker’s Barn. North Conway, New Husband is great for hiking (Mt. Monadnock is a nice, not too difficult summit that is beautiful on a clear summer day). Hope This Helps
Post # 5
Definitely check out Burlington, Vermont. It’s a great little town with a beautiful lake and a view of the Adirondaks. Church street is a no-car area with lots of cute shops. Also check out Woodstock VT-one of the cutest towns ever. Jackson House Inn is super nice and honeymoon-ish and you should eat at the Mountain Creamery. have fun!
Post # 6
There will be a lot of things to see and do on your trip! I’ve lived in New Husband, VT, and Maine.
In Vermont, depending on how north you plan to travel, Burlington is a great town to visit. Church St is the attraction there, lots of little shops and restaurants. Stowe, VT has the Ben & Jerry’s Factory, which has tours. Quechee Gorge is also an attraction and the Simon Pearce restaurant there is really great.
I’m originally from New Husband, so a little more biased toward that state:) Up in Northern New Husband, during the summer, there is the Kangamangus Highway to drive across. North Conway is a popular summer time destination, as is Lake Winnepausake and Weirs Beach area. Personally I love the seacoast of the state, Portsmouth is fun to walk around, shops, places to eat. The Stockpot has great outdoor dining on the water, good for lunch. Me & Ollies is also a great place for lunch. There’s Hampton Beach, which is a boardwalk area, can be really busy in the summer time. This is a good website for summer in New Husband http://www.summerinnh.com/ and this one is good for restaurants in Portsmouth http://www.portsmouthnh.com/ A great hotel to stay at in Portsmouth is the Wentworth by the Sea ($$$$, was recently renovated and has great views of the water) – it’s not a B&B, but still a great place.
In Maine, Kittery has GREAT shopping at the outlets. Warren’s Lobster House in Kittery has a great salad bar and outdoor dining. York Beach and Ogunquit are nice vacation spots, and both have little downtown areas to walk around, shop, and go to the beach. If you’re looking for a special & romantic meal (as well as expensive) Arrows Restaurant in Maine is famous.
That should probably get you started. August is a really popular time of year for visitors in all those parts, so I would book hotel/B&B stuff early. Good Luck with your planning!
Post # 7
I don’t know any good B&Bs… but I can tell you what to check out…
– Burlington- The sunsets there are fabulous! Food is great! There are tons of mini-adventures to go on around there… New World Tortilla is a tiny restaurant/ take-out place that has the best wraps ever… Thai Chicken Wrap is to die for. You can’t go wrong at any restaurant.
– Waterbury/ Stowe- Ben & Jerry’s Factory & Cabot Cheese… there are cute shops & a great cider mill (my favorite!) called Cold Hollow Cider Mill
– Salem- obviously the Salem Witch stuff- House of Seven Gables etc
– Boston- if you like beer, there are free tours at Sam Adams; Freedom Trail; duck tours; Fanueil Hall, etc
– Cape Cod
– Acadia National Park- absolutely beautiful. Bar Harbor is the town that’s located next to it.
– Kennebunkport (my personal fav… getting married there)- Bush Sr has a summer home there… kind of a tourist trap, people like to take pictures of his house (not sure why…). It has the cute seacoast town feel to it.
Post # 8
- Wedding: January 2018 - catherdral ceremony/private club reception
I lived in Manchester, VT until I was 12, and it’s a great spot for shopping! Very quaint, but full of outlet shops!