Every part of the country has wonderful things to do and see. Many of the things are similar from region to region – such as mountains, or seashores, or lakes. New England certainly has its’ share of such attractions. While there certainly are things that make each of these in each part of the country worth visiting, sometimes you want to see something that you cannot see someplace else – something really unique. Here are 5 things unique to New England for you to visit:
Acadia National Park, Maine – Acadia National Park in Maine was the first National Park east of the Mississippi. It is also the only National Park in the Northeastern United States. Renown for its rugged beauty, Acadia is well worth a visit. Fenway Park, Boston, MA - Fans of baseball often like to visit the ballparks in the various cities that they may travel to. Yes, many cities have ballparks, but Boston has something no other city has – the oldest major league ballpark in the United States. When the first game was played at Fenway park in 1912, the sinking of the Titanic was still front-page news. Oldest Carousels in the Country, MA & RI – The two oldest operating carousels in the United States were both built by the Charles W. Dare Company of New York in 1876. The Flying Horse Carousel came to make it’s home in Watch Hill, RI in 1879. The Flying Horses Carousel settled in Oak Bluffs on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard in 1884. The Shot Heard Round the World, MA – Minuteman National Historic Park which preserves historical sites from the first battles of the American Revolution including Concord’s North Bridge, and “Battle Road Trail” which is a 5 mile path between Lexington and Concord that approximates the route of fighting between British troops and Colonial militia. This is where the American Revolutionary War began. Stonehenge? Salem, NH – Salem, NH is home to what is believed to be the oldest man-made structure in the United States. It is a rock maze reminiscent of Stonehenge in England.
This is just a small sample of the many wonderful unique things that may be found in New England.