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!