New England is beautiful no matter the time of year. But it does hold a certain magic in the wintertime. The leaves are gone, but the rise and fall of the landscape is still stunning. And the crisp, white snow blankets everything. Of course, some destinations have more to offer than others. Below are a few New England winter wonderlands we recommend.
Purity Spring Resort
This spot is ideal for family fun. Located in New Hampshire, it is designed to offer simple, wholesome fun that incorporates everything from exploring the outdoors to homecooked meals and board games. It offers more than 1,000 acres of pristine land, including a spring-fed lake that freezes over in the winter. The prices for the resort are very affordable, especially when you consider that they include three meals each day. Mr. S and I would drive up every now and then when Ben was young for an easy weekend away.
New Haven, Connecticut
If you love urban settings and lots of culture, New Haven is for you. Home to Yale and many museums and galleries (as well as my best friend Rachel from Tools2Tiaras), it is big on the arts and entertainment. Some of the more unusual attractions you should check out include Beinecke Library, which holds over 600,000 rare books, and the Yale Repertory Theater. And, of course, there is a huge food scene, so get ready to chow down.
Maine Huts and Trails System
Yes, you can hike in cold weather. It might require special gear, such as snow shoes, but it is not only possible, but magical. The Maine Huts and Trails System is designed to help you explore all of the incredible beauty offered by Maine woods during the winter months. It consists of four eco-loge huts that are connected by more than 50 miles of trails, with plants to add more huts and nearly another 200 miles of trails. You will see New England like you have never seen it before.
Is there another spot you would include on this list? Tell us about it!