From sailing to camping to hiking, New England is full of outdoor adventures, and some are downright legendary.
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men’s diary chose the most epic adventures in all 50 US states and chose the following activities in New England: fishing for strippers in Massachusetts, hiking the New Hampshire Presidential Range in the White Mountains, sailing in Connecticut and Rhode Island, skiing in Vermont, and sleeping in an old-school sports camp in Maine.
Massachusetts is full of ‘legendary’ strip spots for anglers during the annual Striper Run, men’s diary wrote.
“Each fall, a frenzy of striped bass descends the East Coast of Canada to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in one of nature’s greatest spectacles,” the publication writes. “Cape Cod, Buzzards Bay, Governors Island and Martha’s Vineyard are all legendary strip spots and will allow you to catch some serious pig during the blitz.”
Another epic boating activity in New England is sailing, especially in Mystic, Connecticut and Newport, RI, the publication writes.
“After exploring Fishers Island Sound, cruise to nearby Mumford Cove or Mouse Island to dig for fresh clams and oysters,” men’s diary wrote about Mystic, a 1654 shipbuilding village.
The publication recommended a first light sail in Newport.
“Wake at dawn and pass the towering stone walls of Fort Adams at the mouth of Newport Harbour, then admire Gilded Age mansions along Cliff Walk,” the publication writes. .
Maine has more than a dozen old-school sports camps such as Chandler Lake Camps and Lodge at Masardis, which are “little-known and increasingly rare retreats,” the publication writes.
“They’re part of a tradition that dates back to the mid-1800s, when hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts from all over New England began flocking to these northern woods to vacation,” said writing men’s diary.
For a mountain with “so much personality,” ski Mount Mansfield in Stowe, Vermont, which is full of “old hand-cut, mostly forgotten ski runs,” the publication writes.
Finally, adventurers should undertake the Presidential Traverse, a 23-mile trek through the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, men’s diary wrote.
“The hike is a bear, with endless elevation loss and gain, so give yourself two days to do it,” the post wrote. “The best views this side of the Rockies are the reward.”
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