From October through April, Save The Bay offers one-hour seasonal seal watching tours aboard the M/V Alletta Morris from Bowen's Ferry Landing in Newport, Rhode Island and Viking Marina in Westerly. Bundle up and don’t forget the camera! See the website for schedule.
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Close your eyes and your senses return you to 1634 as you skate on the Frog Pond in America’s oldest public park. Join local residents and visitors alike as they glide over the carefully manicured, refrigerated surface. The Frog Pond skating rink is open from November to mid-March with at least 100 days of seasonal skating. Whether you’re practicing for a 9.9 at the Winter Olympics or simply trying to stand on two feet, the ice at the Frog Pond will always be accommodating.
This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to complete the I SPY Scavenger Hunt of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart. The Connecticut River Museum celebrates the natural beauty and cultural heritage of New England’s great river.
One of New England’s most popular winter destinations, the Skating Center offers a fun, family activity at an affordable price. The 14,000-square-foot skating rink is twice the size of Rockefeller Plaza’s ice rink in New York City! Nearby, you’ll find shopping, restaurants and entertainment at Providence Place.
Select weekends, January through March — 2016 dates are sold out, 2017 dates will be available summer 2016. If you love unique travel experiences, spend a night at the top of Mt. Washington – the highest peak in the northeastern USA, known for its famous winter extremes. The Mt Washington Observatory’s Overnight EduTrips allow you to fully experience the summit of Mount Washington by spending a night in the weather station at 6,288 feet above sea level. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing and alpine adventure, then join staff scientists for a hearty dinner and stay overnight in bunk rooms. You might even get the opportunity to witness sunset and sunrise over New England – a breathtaking experience known only to the most intrepid mountaineers. Not ready for an overnight? Try a day trip instead.
This seven-week event caters to connoisseurs and novices alike. The Winter Wine Festival includes grand vintners’ dinners, flight nights, rare vintage tastings, celebrity chefs and winemakers, classes, Bubbles and Jazz Sunday brunches and educational seminars. Now in its 7th year, the festival has grown by leaps and bounds, offering wine enthusiasts and gourmands the ultimate experience in entertainment and education along with the beauty of a luxurious historic grand hotel. Wentworth by the Sea is one of New Hampshire’s three historic grand hotels and is located on the picturesque Great Island of New Castle, just one hour north of Boston, Massachusetts, and one hour south of Portland, Maine.