If you’ve been anticipating the good weather in hopes of an exciting adventure, now is a great time to get out and enjoy a day at one of the area’s many entertaining and educational attractions. Whether you spend a day on a farm in New Hampshire or go on a wild moose chase in Maine, there are plenty of interesting adventures waiting for you!
There’s nothing like a day at the zoo to celebrate the season. Gather your family or friends for a visit to one of the area’s best! Check out a host of exotic animals at Roger Williams Park Zoo located in Providence, Rhode Island. From giant anteaters to emus, the zoo is home to more than 100 different species of animals showcased in elaborate, recreated natural habitats from various continents around the world including Africa, Australia, North America and South America. The zoo is open year-round and features a café and gift shop. Separate from the zoo, Roger Williams Park also houses a vintage carousel and a botanical center. For more information, visit www.rogerwilliamsparkzoo.org.
Spend a day in the shade at the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens located in Stamford, Connecticut. The arboretum and gardens sprawl across more than 90 acres of lush landscapes comprising planted gardens, woodlands, wetlands and open areas. Bartlett is home to a unique collection of plant life both native to the region and imported from other parts of the world. Collections include rhododendrons, tea trees, magnolias and more. This diverse selection of flowers, foliage and trees offers visitors a chance to relax among a number of nature’s most interesting plants, all in one place. Seasonal plant displays enhance the garden’s ever-growing collection. The gardens are open year-round. For more information, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org.
If you’ve always wanted to venture into the woods or explore the waterways in search of wildlife on an adventure-filled excursion, then Northwoods Outfitters, located in Greenville, Maine, can make your dreams a reality. From moose safaris and fishing to kayak trips, Northwoods Outfitters offers wildlife tours of all kinds. Overnight, full-day and half-day tour packages are available with moose safaris offered by water, as well as by land. Each tour is led by an experienced guide who also shares his/her knowledge of the history of the area with you to further enhance your experience. Tours are suitable for all ages, so bring your entire family! Weather permitting, land tours begin in late Spring and run through the Fall, so now is the perfect time to schedule your adventure. For more information, visit www.maineoutfitter.com/adventures/wildlife.html.
Young and old alike will enjoy something new with a visit to Charmingfare Farm located in Candia, New Hampshire. Charmingfare Farm features a host of domestic farm animals and wildlife in a zoo-like setting. From goats and sheep to porcupines and swans, view more than 200 individual animals of more than 40 species. Exhibit highlights include the Oakhurst Dairy Discovery Barn, which boasts the area’s largest petting zoo, and the Birds of Prey exhibit, which provides visitors with an up-close look at various predatory birds. The farm also offers horseback riding trails and hosts birthday parties. For more information, visit www.charmingfare.com.
Seek out an educational adventure to find enjoyment and learn something new!