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New England road trip

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New England road trip

We are on a road trip up new England. We are currently in cape cod, and would like suggestions. We are trying to keep this trip as cheap as we can because we are on the road for about 3 weeks. Here is our plan, and tips on free attractions, cheap dining, and sights to see would be great!

Cape cod

Boston area

New Hampshire - Vermont with destination of Burlington

From there up to Canada and driving the Trans Canadian highway to get to MN.

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1. Re: New England road trip

Free attraction - hike Mt Washington or any of the NH mountains.

bike the CC Rail Trail.

walk along the national seashore

cheap lodging- think motel 6 or anything similar.

cheap lobster- get it steamed at the local grocery and have a picnic.

(except Market Basket's- poor reviews recently)

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Try the Sandcastle recreation area, run by the Army Corp of Engineers. It's right on the Cape Cod Canal, it's free, watch the boat traffic, walk out on the break water, hopefully the museum is open, also free. Right off RT6 last exit before the Sagamore bridge. Cleanest public facility on the cape.

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3. Re: New England road trip

Great ideas thanks! Steamed lobster, wow! We never thought about that

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What a coincidence, my sister and I are doing a similar trip starting on this Sunday in Boston, we have 3 nights there, have you concidred the "Go pass " ? Pay one price for the card and get into various attractions in the city, museums, aquarium, trolley tour, duck tour, whale watching tour for free, great deal. Then we go to Cape Cod for 3 nights based in Hyannis, card also good there, then drive up to the White mountains for another 3 nights, plenty of free walks and waterdalls to look at there. Then unlike you we are back to Boston for one night before flying back to Toronto.

I'll be watching this thread for extra info.

Have fun,

Carol

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5. Re: New England road trip

You can walk the Freedom Trail for no cost in Boston (although it costs to go into some of teh sites). You can ride the Swan Boats in the Boston Public Garden very inexpensively. Many of the Boston Art Museums are open late one night with reduced admission.

The "Go pass" isn't always a great deal ... it depends on what you want to see ... and remember a whale watch will take a good 3-4+ hours and cut into your day, limiting other things you can do that are only available durind daylight hours.

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"(except Market Basket's- poor reviews recently)"

ONE poor review.

Personally I take 'em home to cook but for the price (right now U$5.99 per pound), can't be beat !

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7. Re: New England road trip

You are right TC and the comment was meant a bit tongue in cheek which was probably lost in translation especially to OP who probably doesn't follow all this.

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