Summer days are winding down but we still have a few precious weeks to fill before our kids are back on the busses and headed to school. The end of August can sometimes be challenging for parents to find activities that are both affordable and entertaining for their children. After all, we want them to have fond memories of summer 2015 so it’s our job to figure out a plan before its too late! Fortunately, we live in a wonderful city chalk full of things to do and New England in general has a plethora of hidden haunts perfect for family fun. Don’t let the dog days get you down with boredom and pick one of these great places to visit before autumn arrives!
7 Main Street / Route 2 (Mohawk Trail)
If you haven’t been here yet-now’s your chance to rip down the rapids of Deerfield River in canoes, kayaks and rafts! If the fast track isn’t your taste, rest assured that they also offer zip lining and biking through gorgeous trails. The breathtaking view of cascading mountains and edge of your seat excitement will make this a favorite summer time spot for years to come.
Quassy Amusement Park
2132 Middlebury Road (Route 64)
Massachusetts has many amusement parks that are filled with wild rides but if you’re looking for something a little quieter, you might want to check out Quassy Amusement Park of Middlebury Connecticut. This charming festival of fun is rated on the low-key side with traditional rides that are suitable of younger children or those with sensory issues. Carousels and a Ferris Wheels are some of the attractions as well as a full list of delicious carnival foods.
Along with our lobster and clam chowder, New England is also famous for its stunning coastal waters. From the Cape to New Hampshire, each state has a long list of pristine beaches to visit. One of our favorites is Ogunquit Maine where dunes line silk strewn sandy shores. Bring your appetite too because this area also offers a multitude of seafood eateries that are top notch and live up to their reputation for serving fabulous cuisine.