|Old Sturbridge Village <https://www.osv.org/> - Original Photograph from Archives|
Since you are such a fantastic emissary of New England, may I ask whether you can recommend any historic sites to visit? We are planning a family trip to NY/NJ/CT this summer, and I would like to take that opportunity to introduce our boys to their heritage. I just don’t know of any places to visit, other than Plymouth Rock and Old Sturbridge Village. Our boys are 14 and 12, so they are probably a little too old for Old Sturbridge Village, but I feel obligated to take them there because it’s such a wonderful place and has such a New England feel. We’re from Los Angeles so it will certainly be a new experience for them! Aside from Plymouth Rock and Old Sturbridge Village, I don’t really know of any other destinations. Valley Forge and the Myles Standish memorial are possibilities, but they are too far away. We will be staying in NYC and northern NJ for most of the trip, so I am trying to find destinations that are within 2-2.5 hours from NYC and southern CT by car. Can you think of any other destinations that might be worth visiting? Any advice you could give would be very much appreciated.
When I first started thinking of destinations in New England, I immediately thought of your blog because it is so fantastic. New England is a really special place, and you capture the things that make it special – the beautiful scenery, the elegant simplicity, the family gatherings, etc. I really enjoy the Salt Water New England blog – thank you so much for writing and maintaining it!Per David Hanssen's Suggestions, Photos Added Below (Pictures from SWNE Archives):
Beavertail Lighthouse <http://www.beavertaillight.org/>
|The Road to Beavertail|
Mystic Seaport <https://www.mysticseaport.org/>
|Mystic By Land|
|Mystic By Sea|