Author Archives: TravelNE

Powder Ridge – Middlefield, CT

At a Glance Trails: 20 & 4 Terrain Parks Tube Town (snow tubing) Beginner: 9 Intermediate: 6 Expert: 4 Lifts: 7 Vertical Drop: 500 feet Snowmaking: 90% Night Skiing: Yes on 17 trails Website: Powder Ridge Posder Ridge Trail Map Description Founded in 1959 Powder Ridge, which was originally known as Powder Hill, operated through the 2006/2007 ski season after ...
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Newport Harbor Light – Newport, Rhode Island

Picture of Newport Light - Newport, RI

At a Glance Established: 1824 Current Lighthouse Built: 1842 Light: Solid green Height: 35 feet Focal Plane: 33 feet Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation Description The Newport Harbor Light, also known as the Goat Island Light, is located on the northern tip of Goat Island near the Hyatt Regency Hotel. It was established to help guide ships into ...
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Egg Rock Light – Winter Harbor, Maine

Picture of Egg Rock Light - Winter Harbor, Maine

At a Glance Established: 1875 Current Lighthouse Built: 1875 Light: Blinks red every five seconds Fog Signal: Two blasts every 30 seconds Height: 40 feet Focal Plane: 64 feet Maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation Description Egg Rock Lighthouse is located on a small island  in Frenchman Bay about 4 miles from ...
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Great Duck Island Light – Great Duck Island, Maine

Picture of Great Duck Island Light

At a Glance Established: 1890 Current Lighthouse Built: 1890 Light: Blinks red every five seconds Height: 42 feet Focal Plane: 67 feet Maintained by the College of the Atlantic Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation Description The Great Duck Island Lighthouse was established in 1890 to help guide ships into into Bass Harbor and Southwest Harbor helping to prevent ...
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Winter Harbor Light – Winter Harbor, Maine

At a Glance Established: 1857 Current lighthouse built: 1857 Height: 19 feet Light: Inactive Description Winter Harbor Light was established in 1857 to protect ships from dangerous reefs at the entrance to Frenchman Bay across from Bar Harbor. In addition to the lighthouse, there is a keeper’s house (1876), boathouse (1878), and oil house (1905) on the property. The lighthouse ... Read More »

Big Squaw Mountain Ski Resort, Greenville, ME

At a Glance Trails: 9 Beginner: 4 Intermediate: 5 Lifts: 1 Vertical Drop: 1,750 feet Snowmaking: No – Planned for winter 2013/2014 Night skiing: No – Planned for winter 2013/2014 Website: Big Squaw Mountain Hours of operation: To Be Announced Description First opened in 1963, Big Squaw Mountain has also been known as Moose Mountain or Big Moose Mountain. The ...
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Boston, MA

Picture of a Reenactment of the Boston Tea Party

On the evening of December 16, 1773, well over a hundred people calling themselves the Sons of Liberty and disguised as Mohawk Indians boarded three ships (the Beaver, Dartmouth, and Eleanor) tied up to Griffin’s Wharf. The ships were from London carrying cargoes of British East India Company tea. The Sons of Liberty were protesting the tea act and in ...
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Baker Mountain – Moscow, ME

At a Glance Trails: 5 Beginner: 60% Intermediate: 40% Lifts: 1 Snowmaking: No Night skiing: Yes Website: Baker Mountain Hours of operation: Friday: 5 to 9 PM Saturday: 10 AM to 4 PM and 5 to 9 PM Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM Description Baker Mountain was founded by the operator of a veneer mill in Bingham, ME in ...
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Abenaki Ski Area – Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

At a Glance Trails: 7, 1 terrain park Lifts: 2 Snowmaking: Yes Night skiing: Yes Website: Abenaki Ski Area Hours of operation: Mondays and Tuesdays: Closed for ski team practices Wednesday through Friday: 4 PM to 7 PM Saturday & NH Winter Vacation Week: 11 AM to 7 PM Sunday: 11 AM to 6 PM Description The Abenaki Ski Area ...
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Vineyard Haven, MA

Picture of a Ferry Docking in Vineyard Haven, MA

Officially known as the Town of Tisbury, Vineyard Haven is one of six towns on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard and one of the three “down island” towns (the other two being Oak Bluffs and Edgartown). Vineyard Haven is the main village and downtown center of the town but the two names are used interchangeably. First settled in 1660, the ...
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