Sep 272018

These are just four places to consider when you're looking for free things to do in New England. Honestly, it's just the tip of the iceberg.

If you’ve never visited New England there’s no better time to do so. The entire region is well-known for good food, a rich and interesting history and so much more.

Are you looking for free activities to participate in, while exploring the area? These are a few possibilities to consider. As you can see, there really is something for everyone!

Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut)

Yale University hosts a free guided tour of its historic campus. As long as your group doesn’t consist of more than 10 people, no reservation is required. Visit both the Yale Art Gallery and Yale Center for British Art. While you’re there, you may be lucky enough to take in a free concert.Cathedral of the Pines (Rindge, New Hampshire)

Cathedral of the Pines is said to be one of New England’s most spiritual places, with good reason. This outdoor sanctuary welcomes people of all faiths. It’s the perfect location to meditate, reflect or simply enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty.

Cliff Walk (Newport, Rhode Island)

The historic city of Newport, Rhode Island attracts millions of visitors each year. One of the reasons is the Cliff Walk. It consists of a 3.5-mile walkway by the sea. Not only is the scenery breathtaking, you also get the opportunity to stroll past many legendary mansions on the route

Stephen Huneck’s Dog Chapel (St. Johnsbury Vermont)

This unique little chapel, built especially for dogs and the humans who love them, is aptly located on Dog Mountain. Everyone who visits is invited to sit inside for as long as they like.

Aside from the gallery housing Huneck’s dog-related artwork, there’s also numerous hiking trails and ponds, which make great spots for a yummy picnic. Absolutely no leashes required!

If you are in my hometown of Boston, make sure you check out my list of free historic sites to see while you’re visiting.

These are just four places to consider when you’re looking for free things to do in New England. Honestly, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Regardless of the day or season, there’s always something fun to see and do… courtesy of these Eastern states!

  23 Responses to “Free Things to Do in New England”

  1. OK I need to go and visit the dog chapel how amazing is that! It sounds like there is some really interesting buildings in this area!

  2. We have never been to New England but would like to go and visit one day. These are all great ideas

  3. I do love the word free, that’s for sure. We need to get back to New England. We love the history there. I’d want to go to Yale and pretend that I’m Rory Gilmore.

  4. Thank you for continuing to put up these great travel posts of the New England area. I LOVE it up there, and it’s nice to have some references for what we can do the next time we’re in the area.

  5. I would do all of these. I have been on Harvard’s campus (Bob did classes there in the 80s) but haven’t been to Yale. The dog chapel is adorable.

  6. These all look like great places to visit. I’m hoping to get out east on a girls trip within the next two years.

  7. I have never been to England but that is somewhere I would love to go. I just love the countryside in all the pictures I have seen.

  8. If you were totally speaking my language when you say free stuff! I am all about exploring but not spending a huge amount of money. If I ever get to New England I love the idea of checking out a lot of these places.

  9. I love exploring and free is the best price! Pinned this for later

  10. I haven’t been on a tour of New England since I was looking at colleges. I toured a lot of schools in your area as I thought I wanted to go to college out there, but then I selected Chicago and here I still am ☺

  11. Bookmarking this! A visit to Boston is definitely on our horizon 🙂

  12. We have never been in New England yet but these list is great. I’ll have to keep these places in mind if we’re given a chance to visit.

  13. These sound like neat places to explore. We have visited a lot of places, and it is always fun to check out new ones.

  14. Thanks for the information, I love to keep this in my check list which is useful when I visit New England.

  15. Love the list of free things to do in New England. It is nice to know we could get a spot to stay and then do the free options and still have a blast as a family.

  16. This is such an awesome list. I had no idea that Yale offered tours. I can’t wait to check some of these places out.

  17. New England is the one part of the country I have never really had a chance to explore. It looks like I need to rectify that soon!

  18. Bookmarking this for our next trip! Thanks for the tip!

  19. I love New England so much and there is so much to see and to do! I would love to visit again soon!!

  20. This is such a kind of place I ever wanted. Beautiful spot for my next destination!

  21. What a gorgeous place. I am bookmarking this for when I am in the area. Thank you!

  22. I would love to sightsee New England and definitely visit Yale. I know j would love visiting the cathedral of the pines too. Lots of great free things to do

  23. There are so many things I want to do in New England, especially in the Fall. I’ve been to Yale years ago while I was visiting friends who attended school there and the campus was gorgeous!