New England seaside towns and the East Coast is the area where it all started – the colonies that were to become America. All last week I experienced the New England seaside and boating culture – from yachts to sailboats, to fishing vessels, small ships, and giant mansions.
I grew up in the Midwest so life on the water, docks, and harbors is foreign to me. Spending the last week on the water and getting to be a part of the New England seaside culture was a bucket list item for sure. It was full of lobster bakes, thick accents, cobble-stone streets, and patriotism.
As we celebrate July 4th and the founding of America this weekend (and my mother’s 80th birthday), I’m celebrating the beginning and heart of America, where our Founding Father’s first landed their ships and started their lives in this new country. The area has evolved into thriving and beautiful seaside and island communities – see for yourself!
Picturesque New England Seaside Towns
How to Get to New England
To get to this many island and seaside towns in 6 days – I traveled by Blount Small Ship Adventures! They are a local Rhode Island family company who knows the area well because it’s their home. It was super to not have to worry about getting hotels at each of these towns as our room was always with us!
I was a guest of Blount Small Ship Adventures during this New England trip, however all opinions expressed here are my own.
By Wynne June 30, 2016 - 10:49 am
I love boats, marinas, the water, coastal towns, etc. These photos were a real treat! And now I’m looking into Blount. Thanks for this!
By farekim July 4, 2016 - 4:48 am
Thanks for share New England adventure images A great way to fill an hour or so if you’re anywhere near this. It’s only a short walk to this lighthouse, and you get to see everything up close.
By Leigh | Campfires & Concierges July 10, 2016 - 1:55 pm
A small ship cruise sounds like a fun way to see the area and avoid traffic! I love the little coastal towns of New England, especially in Maine!