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Rent a canoe from the Ledyard Canoe Club and paddle or drift along the beautiful Connecticut River. Landlubbers can bask in the sun on the docks.

Visit the Hood Museum of Art, the oldest and largest college museum in the country. Admission is free and exhibits change often.

Calm and center in a serene sanctuary. Walkers love to stroll Nathan's Garden, tucked away in a quiet corner of Hanover.

Strap on your skis or load up the snowboard at the 100 acres of the Dartmouth Skiway. Two mountains offer plenty of variety in terrain and challenge level.

Camp, swim, hike, picnic or play tennis at Storrs Pond. Only minutes from downtown Hanover, the area around the 13-acre pond offers two sandy beaches, a heated swimming pool, splash pad, boating, tennis, camping, picnic areas, trails, and woodlands.

Discover first hand at the Montshire Museum, designed for science lovers and learners of all ages. The New England riverfront setting, covering 100 acres, is particularly noteworthy.

Explore the Shaker legacy at the Enfield Shaker Museum, where historic buildings and authentic gardens recreate the lifestyle. Special programs and festivals throughout the year offer discounted admission prices for seniors, and guided tours can be arranged in advance.

Walk the nature trails at Polar Caves Park or explore the eight glacial caves here. You can even pan for gold! While you picnic, watch the wildlife. Open from early May to Late October.

Glide across the ice, play hockey, or learn to skate at the Campion Ice Skating Rink, between Hanover and West Lebanon.

Leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the 611 acres of Quechee Recreation Area offers picnic areas and a campground in a beautiful setting.

Hop on a Green Mountain Railroad Train for a leisurely two-hour trip through Vermont's Upper Valley, along the Connecticut River.

Whatever the season, there is something fun to do at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Gardening classes, date nights, avian rehabilitation sessions, trail walks, and an new interactive playground all make the Institute a favorite destination.

Find Lost River! A narrow, steep-walled gorged, crevasses of tumbled granite, mysterious caverns and sparkling falls are part of the river's "now you see it; now you don't" path. Find out more at Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves.

See maple syrup in the making at Sugarbush Farm. In March and April, you can see the actual tapping of trees, but the display is open year-round.

Hike or amble through Vermont's Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park. Hemlocks that were saplings when the Pilgrims landed still shade visitors, and the rambling stone walls and covered bridges add to the picturesque charm.

Take The Plunge at the Whales Tale Water Park in New Hampshire's White Mountains. For thrill-seekers, the waterpark offers a variety of slides and a Banzai Pipeline; for those looking to relax, drifting the the quarter-mile lazy river or soaking up the sun beside the pool is recommended. A special section is reserved for the smallest guests.

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