Paddling to Sandy Point, CT

Looking for an easy day paddle to a remote sandy beach? Head for this island on the border of Rhode Island and Connecticut.
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Magical Moosehead

No matter what flavor of outdoor adventure you seek, Maine’s largest lake has it covered!
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Your Boating Hub

NewEnglandBoating.com is your hub for all things boating in New England! The site is packed with informative, entertaining articles and videos that will help you make the most of boating in this diverse region. From the latest boating news to helpful how-to videos to an online archive of over 150 great boating destinations, we’ve got you covered. Plus, you can peruse our library of TV shows from the 5 seasons of New England Boating TV. Whether you’re a paddler or a...
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Northeast Kingdom Come

A visit to Vermont’s northern wonderland is the ideal way to unplug and refresh yourself and your family. By Steve Wyman The Abenaki names for the myriad lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams scattered throughout Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom are as original and mysterious as the waterbodies themselves. Names like Ticklenaked, Memphremagog, Namagonic, Passumpsic, and Menenbawk inspire adventure, and adventure was what I sought for my family on a vacation trip to this beautiful corner of New England. The Northeast Kingdom comprises over...
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Overnight Sensation: Camping the Boston Harbor Islands

For a super-unique, super-cool camping trip, reserve a site in the Boston Harbor Islands! Text & Photos by Tom Richardson Despite the fact that all of the Boston Harbor islands are now part of a National Recreation Area, many locals don’t realize that you can camp on several of them. Rustic tent sites with grills are available on Bumpkin, Lovells and Grape Islands, while yurts (round, canvas-sided cabins) can be rented on Peddocks Island. All of the islands hold a boatload...
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Camping Maine’s Warren Island

For a unique boat-camping experience, plan a visit to Warren Island State Park in Maine’s Penobscot Bay. Text & Photos by Tom Richardson Remote, 70-acre Warren Island is located 3 miles east of Lincolnville and a stone’s throw from Islesboro’s Grindel Point, making it accessible by both boat and kayak. There is a long pier for dropping off gear and passengers, as well as several courtesy moorings, along the island’s protected eastern shore. Once on the island, visitors will find 12 campsites...
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Exploring Millinocket Lake, Maine

This beautiful North Woods lake offers a host of family-friendly activities to pursue. Nine miles west of Millinocket, the former paper-mill town in north-central Maine, is Millinocket Lake (not to be confused with the much more remote Lake Millinocket, just north of Baxter State Park). The nearly pristine waterbody is remarkably free of shoreline development, and offers spectacular views of Mount Katahdin to the northwest. Boat traffic is light, even during summer, adding to the lake’s serenity and making it...
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6 Great New England Boating Daytrips

A half-dozen family-friendly destinations to keep you exploring on the water all season! Text & photos by Tom Richardson   1) Burton, Knight & Woods Islands, VT A major attraction for boaters, regardless of the season, in the northern part of Lake Champlain (also known as the Inshore Sea) is the trio of state parks on Knight, Woods and Burton Islands, the last home to a seasonal ranger-staffed campground with a swimming beach, hiking trails, snack bar, canoe and rowboat rentals and a 100-slip marina....
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