New England At-Hand
Try out our sample activity listings that we have preloaded close to your location. If you like what you see, then try our fully functional iPhone app New England At-Hand. Search by zip code, city-state, or interest (i.e. museums, parks, etc.) in the demo.
The new iPhone application “New England At-Hand” is a complete hand-held private road trip guide. Everything needed to plan and enjoy activities in the region is available at your fingertips. The only thing better is to have a local tour guide conducting your day trip activities.
Plan an exciting day trip, knowing the informative and continuously updated activities will help you find interesting places and things to do. Create a favorite list of activities or select one of the pre-built itineraries. Either way, you will experience the best of art, architecture, family activities, and history, or nature destinations.
Easily follow the itineraries as a journey of discovery with interactively mapped selections. Using location services technology you will always know where you are in relation to your next day trip stop.
Zoom in on the street map detail for your precise location orientation.
No need to carry maps or tour guide books. It is all here. The street address, phone number, website and map links, hours of operation and an informative description in the activity detail. Amenities are identified using clearly understood graphic icons.
All needed road trip information is at your fingertips. What can you expect when you arrive at your next destination? Free? Cost range? Gift Ship? Restrooms? Wheelchair accessible? Gift Shop? Everything you need to know is in one place!
Found an interesting destination activity? Want to share or invite others to join you? Just touch “Share Activity” to create an e-mail entry. Let your friends know what a great day you are having while discovering New England and all that it has to offer. Be brave and create your own “flash mob”!
New England At-Hand is for everyone – local residents or family vacationers from far away. Enjoy the scenic and seasonal beauty that the coasts, mountains, rivers and valleys have to offer. From the major cities of Boston and Hartford or the small villages of Wiscasset and Stockbridge, there is something for everyone. Pick your style – scenic sightseeing to major art museums, state and national parks, or industrial tours.
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Here are some activity description excerpts:
Connecticut – Talcott Mountain State Park: Enjoy the 1,000-foot high promontory providing a splendid view of the Connecticut landscape. On the horizon, Mount Monadnock is discernible. To the northwest, the Berkshires dominate the horizon. Long Island Sound is a thin blue streak to the south. Hikers may encounter a variety of wildlife including deer, fox and rabbits in this natural sanctuary. Bird watchers enjoy occasional sightings of the turkey vulture, bald eagle, and pileated woodpecker.
Maine – Wadsworth Longfellow House: The boyhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is the oldest standing structure on the Portland peninsula; built in the 1780’s by his grandfather, General Peleg Wadsworth. The home is furnished with many original items. Henry’s sister, Anne Longfellow Pierce, donated the home to the Maine Historical Society upon her death in 1901. See an original painting of George Washington, personal friend of Peleg Wadsworth, on the docent led tour.
Massachusetts – Museum of Fine Arts Boston: MFA is a best-of-Boston. Everything is done thoughtfully, completely, and first-class. You will be impressed. The museum is known for the following: vast Asian and Egyptian collections, many Monet’s, Sargent’s and Copley’s. MFA is the largest museum in New England. Check the current rotating exhibits.
New Hampshire – America’s Stonehenge: Explore the many mysteries of this ancient place with man-made chambers, walls and ceremonial meeting places that are over 4,000 years old. Great fun is in store for the whole family when exploring the 20 acres of trails, caves, and stone artifacts. The kids will love to see the Alpaca’s!
Rhode Island – Marble House: Marble House was built between 1888 and 1892. Built as a summer house or “cottage” it was also a social and architectural landmark. Newport’s “cottages” turned this small colony of wooden houses into a legendary resort for the wealthy.
Vermont – Billings Farm & Museum: Explore one of the finest Jersey dairy farms in America and a museum of Vermont’s rural past. Get comfortable with our cows, sheep, horses, oxen, and chickens through daily activities and programs. The operating farm, engaging farm life exhibits, and award-winning 1890 Farm House showcase this Woodstock landmark.