I'd love to hear suggestions for fun Halloween activities in the New England area - particularly haunted houses, horror film fests, etc! [more inside]
posted by noonday
on Oct 7, 2013 -
It has been too long since I went to a costume party, but I am not really into the Halloween bar scene. I am looking for: a crowd wearing nice costumes in an interesting venue; something that's kind of special. I am not looking for: "I'll wear a bathrobe and say I'm a Jedi, let's go drinking!" crowds. More Venetian carnival
, less "this fuzzy pimp hat was all that was left at iParty." [more inside]
posted by usonian
on Sep 4, 2013 -
Spending the first week in October exploring Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. We will be flying in and out of Portland, and plan to spend the first few days in Maine. Looking for recommendations for the best places to explore, eat, drink, and be merry. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson
on Aug 19, 2013 -
I will be spending a few days in Boston and Burlington soon, using I 89 to get between the two. I need the advice of NE mefites on 2 fronts:
1) where can I get the best NE boiled dinner?
2)what are the best roadside attractions/eateries on I 89?
posted by CookieNose
on Aug 16, 2013 -
We moved to Massachusetts from upstate NY last year and this has been nagging at me ever since: Why are most of the pizza shops here pizza & roast beef
shops? Roast beef is not paired with pizza in my mind. The roast beef isn't usually a pizza topping, and some of them don't really even seem to serve roast beef as a specialty (just one of many normal sub options). Can anyone offer an origin story?
posted by Kriesa
on Aug 14, 2013 -
I'm living in Rhode Island for three or so more weeks before moving. What have I missed that I need to do?! [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh
on Aug 5, 2013 -
In order to sustain our Vermont sightseeing, we need food. What are your suggestions in the Burlington and Middlebury areas for early August? Sightseeing suggestions welcome as well. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari
on Jul 15, 2013 -
My wife and I are visiting Vermont this week, and we will be spending at least a couple of days in some other New England states afterward. We would like to know where we should go to get the best maple creemees.
posted by Jonathan Livengood
on Jun 11, 2013 -
We are getting married towards the end of September near Bath, Maine. We want to go on a fairly short, cheap honeymoon in or around that area. We've thought about PEI, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, even Quebec City--where have you been in this area that's romantic? Am missing a cute New England town that would be closer/cheaper/still an adventure? [more inside]
posted by chaiminda
on May 6, 2013 -
Does anyone have a recommendation for camping places in southern Vermont, New Hampshire, or western Mass? We're two fit adults looking to find a good tenting spot between Brattleboro and Boston that has hiking trails and water, and is somewhat secluded without being totally backcountry.
posted by transient
on May 6, 2013 -
I'll be wrapping up a stressful period of work and have a long weekend coming up. I'd like to find a spa, or hotel with spa within 4-5 hours radius of NYC to just veg. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari
on Mar 16, 2013 -
Please suggest bike routes in New England that meet some specific criteria. We took our son on a section of the East Bay Bike Path near Providence for his first bike ride last week and he loved it. He sits in an iBert
on Mom's bike. We are looking for similar routes. In looking for similar I articulate what specifically I think is good about this path for us in the extended explanation. We can ride weekdays in addition to weekends. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by safetyfork
on Jun 25, 2012 -
New England Adventure Filter: Looking for suggestions for a short adventure with a lucky friend who’s (hopefully) real good fer adventurin’ with. A night’s drive radius from southeastern Vermont, tiny budget, dog and skateboard friendly. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur
on Jun 15, 2012 -
I am getting married on Sunday, on Monday morning we are flying to Martha's vineyard. What should we do while we are there? [more inside]
posted by cessair
on May 8, 2012 -
Looking for things to do/ general advice about a vacation in Rye, New Hampshire this summer. [more inside]
posted by hwickline
on Apr 1, 2012 -
Children's novel: Protagonist is the son of deceased missionaries, retaining only a comforter and a photograph. He lives with an aunt and uncle, and the plot concerns his reintegration into non-missionary society. Setting is an island in New England, and there are scenes of driving on the ice in the winter to get to the mainland. [more inside]
posted by longtime_lurker
on Mar 20, 2012 -
I've skiied a total of six days on the west coast. I live on the east coast, but need help finding a place to ski that's somewhat nearby (6 hrs drive), has trails on my level, won't be filled with people, and would be good for a long weekend. Got any recommendations? More details inside... [more inside]
posted by gchucky
on Dec 7, 2011 -
Please help me plan a (grown-up) family vacation for this Xmas in the New England area (Connecticut and north, probably?). This "Winter fun for the Non-Skier"
list is a good start, but I don't really know how to put something together into a reasonable itinerary. [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand
on Dec 5, 2011 -
[Worcester, MA filter] What type of caterpillars/moths make their cocoons on trees like this
? I see them every year and always forget to ask!
posted by Draccy
on Aug 20, 2011 -
Not a lot of money, but quite a bit of time. Where can the husband and I go for fairly cheap in New England? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh
on Jun 28, 2011 -
I'm looking for recommendations for a location in New York or southern New England to have a 3 day/2 night unconference for a 25-30 folks max, relatively close to transportation. I'm envisioning something like a camp with cabins, electricity, a usable kitchen, and a common room for meals and discussion space. Most importantly, it needs to be cheap. [more inside]
posted by anarchivist
on Jun 7, 2011 -
My fiancée and I are hoping to spend a fortnight in New England for our honeymoon in October.
I'd love your advice on how to make our honeymoon run smoothly! [more inside]
posted by chrispy108
on May 24, 2011 -
Has Spring sprung late? Where can I find data on variations from year to year as to the "starting dates" of certain regional climactic marker events--e.g., leaves fall off the trees; lilacs blooming; first frost? [Particularly looking for data arranged in a visually easy-to-digest way. Also, particularly New England; I ask because Spring in my area feels like it's been slow to come this year, and I don't know if it's just because the weather has been gray that I'm fooling myself, or if the leaves really did pop out later than usual.]
posted by not_on_display
on May 12, 2011 -
Any suggestions for inns or small hotels that incorporate modern/minimalist design? I'm trying to avoid the Victorian, lace, floral aesthetic. I'm particularly interested in the New England/East Coast area. [more inside]
posted by pourtant
on Apr 23, 2011 -
Last minute long weekend holiday getaway, Doable? Advice needed on taking a belated Valentines long weekend with my sweetie. We're in NYC and would prefer to drive. (Or take a train if the place is really acessable). A very nice hotel in the country would be great, we don't need a bunch of outside entertainment - beautiful scenery a plus. We're looking to leave late Thursday or early Friday and return early/mid-Monday. [more inside]
posted by Great Swell
on Feb 14, 2011 -
First trip post baby, help us make it great (without breaking the bank). Husband and I want to go skiing for a long weekend in Feb (not school vacation week) and need to find the best place to go! [more inside]
posted by katers890
on Dec 21, 2010 -
Can you recommend a good winter getaway hotel or B&B in Northern New England? Hoped-for criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Dec 20, 2010 -
I'm going to be starting a little sabbatical from work around Thanksgiving time, and we want to take a vacation trip to kick it off. It'll be approaching winter, and I've always been fascinated by the idea of cold northern oceanfront places with fantastic storms and windswept beaches. Something like the setting of The Ghost Writer, beautiful and austere landscape, cozy house right on the water.
Can anyone recommend a town or place to look, maybe pacific northwest or new england? My experience with VRBO-style rentals in California has been good, and dog-friendly would be a big plus.
posted by migurski
on Oct 8, 2010 -
I'm looking for a vacation rental house in New England for Thanksgiving week. Can you tell me the best listing sites for such rentals, or give direct suggestions for rentals you've used that fit my criteria? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on Sep 22, 2010 -
I'm looking for flooded woods in New England. I want to film something in a place where dead trees are coming up from the water. I see this frequently along the highway, and it's probably caused by reshaping the land to build the roads. Does anyone know of any parks in New England where this or something similar is happening?
posted by davidriley
on Jun 11, 2010 -
What is it with New England and ice cream? I've heard it as a stereotype that loving ice cream (to the extent that it towers above other dessert options) is a defining feature of New England. Have you found that to be the case? Do other regions have defining desserts?
posted by dame
on May 5, 2010 -
Please recommend an excellent historical novel about life in 17th-century North America (preferably New England). I'm re-reading Toni Morrison's A Mercy
right now, and I'm looking for more stuff about the day-to-day life -- chores, food, bartering, the intersection of European colonists with indigenous American populations, etc. I s'pose I'd be okay with a nice non-fiction book, too, but the preference is for fiction.
posted by Greg Nog
on Mar 10, 2010 -