It currently is winter and peak ski season in New England. The six state region boasts 63 downhill alpine ski areas, most of which are located in the three mountainous northern states of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
In addition to alpine skiing, there are many other outdoor activities such as tubing, cross country nordic skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, dog sledding, horse sleigh rides, ice fishing, sledding, snowboarding, and ice hockey that are popular across the region.
Winter Weather Update for Southeastern Massachusetts USA
The SE Massachusetts region where I live and where Plymouth is also located had up until last week gotten off pretty easy this winter with regards to the weather. Very little snow had fallen this season and people living in this region had to drive two hours north to experience the classic New England winter and all the outdoor sporting and other activities associated with it (see my 20 February 2019 post above).
That all changed in the last five days as we just got three snow storms in quick succession. The first two were not bad as they each dropped some four inches of snow. The storm that hit last night however brought much more with totals exceeding one foot in many places (including where I live). It took me three hours shoveling out my driveway today. My back is now acting up and I am very exhausted.
The scene from my back door
My cleared out driveway after three hours of shovel work
The White Mountains of New Hampshire are the highest peaks in all of the the northeastern US and just under a 3 hour drive from Boston. I used to do at least one overnight hiking trip in this wilderness region each year. The following videos give you a feel for what this experience is like. There are many different trails throughout this range (which consists of 48 separate mountain peaks in excess of 4,000 feet above sea level) that are maintained by the Appalachian Mountain Club. This hiking enthusiast group also operates a number of camp sites, huts, and lodges throughout the range where people can stay overnight while on their hikes. You will note from the videos the abundance of rock near the summits above the tree line and understand why the Granite State is the nickname for New Hampshire.
HIKING AND CAMPING IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
I love the Boston Pops Orchestra, very familiar with them.
We had a lot of gorgeous buildings like the Symphony Hall but unfortunately a certain German decided in 1942 that we
shouldn't have such luxury and bombed the city repeatedly taking all the lovely buildings like that out.
We have a lovely city now but buildings like that will never be built today, mainly because of cost I think.