Just a few examples are the Jacob's Pillow Dance festival, the Becket Arts Center of the Hilltowns, the Berkshire Jewish Film festival, historic Hancock Shaker Village, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Berkshire Choral Festival and the Williamstown Jazz Festival.
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These are just a few of the sights. 1800 House; Hadwen House, birthplace of Benjamin Franklin's mother; Jethro Coffin House, Nantucket's oldest house; Museum of Nantucket history; Old Fire Hose Cart House, historical firefighting equipment; Old Windmill, built of wood from shipwrecks; and the Whaling Museum.
There are many outdoor activities like swimming, fishing, and boating along with Interpretive Programs and other educational programs. In the 304 acre park is a replica of Thoreau's cabin and a trail leading to a cairn that marks the site of the original cabin.
Massachusetts Vacation Ideas #6: Plymouth Rock Visit Plymouth Rock where the Pilgrims first set foot on what was to become the United States. It is the nation's oldest historical tourist attraction.
Although it is clearly not the actual landing spot of the first settlers, it has become a powerful symbol of the beginning of our nation. Nearby is a replica of the Mayflower II and Wax Museum.
Educate yourself about the people, the places, and events of the American Revolution. Celebrate both Boston's and our country's history.
Guaranteed sightings make it well worth the time. Humpback Whales, Fin Whales, and Minke Whales are the most common with dolphins, porpoise and other varieties of sea life mixed into the fun.
For youth groups they have a maritime camping program where you sleep in authentic sailor bunks, learn from veterans about life on a naval vessel. There are special Family Nautical Nights where families can join in and share the experience with a youth group.
Massachusetts Vacation Ideas #11: Cape Cod National Seashore is located along the Atlantic shore of the Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts. The 43,000 acres that make up this wonderful vacation destination provide beautiful scenery and lots to do. There are some 40 miles of ocean beaches with six beaches that are great for family swimming.
You will find plenty of places to picnic and relax while you enjoy the scenic overlooks, freshwater ponds and pleasant nature trails. Bring the bicycles because there are some really excellent cycling trails.
Cape Cod National Seashore is a popular spot for bird watching and other wildlife viewing. Lighthouses and other historic buildings can be toured.
We have Crane Beach - A magnificent four mile beach of white sand and scurrying shore birds. We have many acres of salt marsh and protected bird and animal sanctuaries. We have sails and trails along the Essex Heritage trail. Many also come here to bike, canoe, kayak and golf our three golf courses.
We refurbished a 300 year old home in Ipswich 12 years ago. It is a multicultural community that we have grown to love. We were asked to be on Historic House Tour 4 years ago. The visitors asked us to open our doors so we are now the "Rogers & Brown House B&B".
I decorated the walls of our home and shop in Early American decorative style. I have developed into self-taught American Folk artist. We open our home and my studio to people who visit us. I think we have a very special place to offer tourists.