BUCKET LIST - NORTHEAST

9 STATES
TOTALING


CONNECTICUT

[CT] The Constitution State

State Capital is Hartford.
Admitted to the Union on
January 9, 1788 as the 5th state.
VisitedLocation
Visit Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT.
MUST TASTE - Pizza at Mystic Pizza in Mystic, CT
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MUST TASTE - White Clam Pizza at Frank Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana
Border Crossings - ✅CT2MA - ✅CT2RI - ✅CT2NY
LOCATE a geocache - GC4G6BK
OVERNIGHT in a State Park (NRS) -


MOST BEAUTIFUL IN STATE AWARD

Devil's Hopyard
State Park
$24.00 - 05/2019

Housatonic Meadows
State Park
$27.00 - 08/2020

Black Rock
State Park
$27.00 - 08/2020

- NO NATIONAL FORESTS
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire

(NRS) = $10 per night Non-Resident Surcharge as of 2020


MAINE

[ME] The Pine Tree State

State Capital is Augusta.
Admitted to the Union on
March 15, 1820 as the 23th state.
VisitedLocation
Acadia National Park (2019) -

Blackwoods
Campground
$15.00 - 06/2019

MUST TASTE - Jordan Pond Popovers in Acadia National Park
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument
Acadia Byway [All American Road]
Schoodic Byway
Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory and Fort Knox
Easternmost Point of the Continental U.S. (West Quoddy Head Lighthouse)
Visit Popham Beach State Park in Phippsburg, ME
MUST TASTE - Moxie Soda
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MUST TASTE - Birch Beer (non-alcoholic)
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MUST TASTE - Lobster Roll
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MUST TASTE - Whoopie Pie (the Official State Treat)
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MUST TASTE - Blueberry Soda
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MUST TASTE - Blueberry Pie (the Official State Pie)
Border Crossing - ✅ME2NH
LOCATE a geocache - GC4JXQP
OVERNIGHT in a State Park (NRS) -

Sebago Lake
State Park
$45.00 - 06/2019

Camden Hills
State Park
$45.00 - 06/2019

Cobscook Bay
State Park
$30.00 - 07/2019

and the National Forest -
White Mountain
National Forest
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VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire

(NRS) = $10 per night Non-Resident Surcharge as of 2020


MASSACHUSETTS

[MA] The Bay State

State Capital is Boston.
Admitted to the Union on
February 6, 1788 as the 6th state.
VisitedLocation
Cape Cod National Seashore (2019)
Visit the Pilgrim Monument & Museum in Provincetown, MA
Visit the Plymouth Rock State Park in Plymouth, MA
Visit Halibut Point State Park in Rockport, MA
Ride on the Boston Subway System ("The T")
Ride the CityView Trolley Tour in Boston
- Take a Harbor Cruise
- Walk the Freedom Trail
- Visit the Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall
- Ride on the Boston Swan Boats around the Public Garden's Lagoon
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MUST TASTE - Switchel beverage
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MUST TASTE - The Original Boston Creme Pie at the Omni Parker House in Boston
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MUST TASTE - New England Clam Chowder
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MUST TASTE - Four Seas Ice Cream in Centerville, MA - 🍦🍦🍦🍦
Border Crossings - ✅MA2VT - ✅MA2NH - ✅MA2RI - ✅MA2CT - ✅MA2NY
LOCATE a geocache - GC34E8T
OVERNIGHT in a State Park (NRS) -


MOST BEAUTIFUL IN STATE AWARD

Nickerson
State Park
$40.00 - 05/2019

Scusset Beach
State Reservation
$47.00 - 05/2019

Wompatuck
State Park
$33.00 - 06/2019

- NO NATIONAL FORESTS
🚴
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire

(NRS) = $12 to $48 per night Non-Resident Surcharge as of 2020


NEW HAMPSHIRE

[NH] The Granite State

State Capital is Concord.
Admitted to the Union on
June 21, 1788 as the 9th state.
VisitedLocation
Drive the Kancamagus Scenic Byway
Drive the Mount Washington Auto Road to the summit at the State Park
Ride the Mount Washington Cog Railway to the summit at the State Park
Walk the trail to The Basin waterfall in Franconia Notch State Park
Visit the Old Man of the Mountain Profiler Plaza in Franconia Notch State Park
Hike the Flume Gorge Trail in Franconia Notch State Park
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MUST TASTE - Pumpkin Muffin
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MUST TASTE - Poutine
Border Crossings - ✅NH2ME - ✅NH2MA - ✅NH2VT
LOCATE a geocache - GC6J43H
OVERNIGHT in a State Park -

Pawtuckaway
State Park
$30.00 - 06/2019


MOST BEAUTIFUL IN STATE AWARD


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Franconia Notch
State Park
$25.00 - 07/2019


and the National Forest -
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire


NEW JERSEY

[NJ] The Garden State

State Capital is Trenton.
Admitted to the Union on
December 18, 1787 as the 3rd state.
VisitedLocation
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island (2019) (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (2020)
Visit Liberty State Park
MUST TASTE - Boost! Soda
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MUST TASTE - Disco Fries
MUST TASTE - Pork Roll Sandwich (i.e. Taylor Ham) with Egg and Cheese
Border Crossings - ✅NJ2NY - ❌NJ2DE - ✅NJ2PA
LOCATE a geocache - GC7AXM2
OVERNIGHT in a State Park (NRS) -

Cheesequake
State Park
$25.00 - 04/2019

- NO NATIONAL FORESTS
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire

(NRS) = $5 per night Non-Resident Surcharge as of 2020


NEW YORK

[NY] The Empire State

State Capital is Albany.
Admitted to the Union on
July 26, 1788 as the 11th state.
VisitedLocation
Fire Island National Seashore (2019)
African Burial Ground National Monument
Castle Clinton National Monument (2019)
Fort Stanwix National Monument
Governors Island National Monument (2019)
Stonewall National Monument
Federal Hall National Memorial (2019)
General Grant National Memorial
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Lakes to Locks Passage [All American Road]
Visit the Empire State Building observation deck
Visit the One World Tower observation deck
Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum
Ride on the Big Bus Tour (3 days)
Ride on the Big Bus "New York by Night" Tour
People watch in Times Square at night
Eat a Nathan's Hotdog in Central Park
Ride on the New York Subway System
Ride on the Staten Island Ferry
Visit Jones Beach State Park on Long Island in Wantagh, NY
CAVE TOUR - Natural Stone Bridge & Caves
CAVE TOUR - Secret Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Howe Caverns
MUST TASTE - Mint Milk (seasonal in NOV and DEC)
MUST TASTE - Manhattan Special
MUST TASTE - Egg Cream
MUST TASTE - Cel-Ray Soda
MUST TASTE - Buffalo Wings at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY
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MUST TASTE - Junior's Cheesecake in New York City, NY
Border Crossings - ✅NY2VT - ✅NY2MA - ✅NY2CT - ✅NY2NJ - ✅NY2PA
LOCATE a geocache - GC7R6PH
OVERNIGHT in a State Park (NRS) -

Wildwood
State Park
$35.00 - 05/2019

Eagle Point
State Forest Preserve
$27.00 - 07/2019

Thacher
State Park
$22.00 - 08/2019

Watkins Glen
State Park
$30.00 - 08/2019

Schodack Island
State Park
$28.00 - 08/2020


and the National Forest -
Finger Lakes
National Forest
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire

(NRS) = $5 per night Non-Resident Surcharge as of 2020 - $4 Surcharge for FRI-SAT nights


PENNSYLVANIA

[PA] The Keystone State

State Capital is Harrisburg.
Admitted to the Union on
December 12, 1787 as the 2nd state.
VisitedLocation
Flight 93 National Memorial (2019)
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
Liberty Bell Center
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
Independence Hall (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
Hershey's Chocolate World in Hershey, PA
CAVE TOUR - Indian Echo Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Lost River Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Crystal Cave
CAVE TOUR - Laurel Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Penn's Cave
CAVE TOUR - Lincoln Caverns
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MUST TASTE - Philly Cheesesteak in Philadelphia, PA
Border Crossings - ✅PA2NY-✅PA2NJ-❌PA2DE-✅PA2MD-✅PA2WV-✅PA2OH
LOCATE a geocache - GC1VEKJ
OVERNIGHT in a State Park (NRS) -


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Ohiopyle
State Park
$30.50 - 04/2019

Gifford Pinchot
State Park
$26.50 - 04/2019

and the National Forest -
Allegheny
National Forest
🚴
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire

(NRS) = $5 per night Non-Resident Surcharge as of 2020 - Weekly and Senior (62+) discounts


RHODE ISLAND

[RI] The Ocean State

State Capital is Providence.
Admitted to the Union on
May 29, 1790 as the 13th state.
VisitedLocation
Roger Williams National Memorial (2019)
Visit the Cliff Walk in Newport, RI
Visit Jerimoth Hill (the high point of Rhode Island)
Visit the Big Blue Bug in Providence, RI
Visit Colt State Park on Narragansett Bay in Bristol, RI
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MUST TASTE - Johnnycakes
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MUST TASTE - Coffee Milk
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MUST TASTE - Del's Frozen Lemonade
Border Crossings - ✅RI2MA - ✅RI2CT
LOCATE a geocache - GC81AHF
OVERNIGHT in a State Park (NRS) -

Fishermen's Memorial
State Park
$35.00 - 05/2019

- NO NATIONAL FORESTS
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire

(NRS) = $18 to $27 per night Non-Resident Surcharge as of 2020


VERMONT

[VT] The Green Mountain State

State Capital is Montpelier.
Admitted to the Union on
March 4, 1791 as the 14th state.
VisitedLocation
Drive to the summit of Mount Philo State Park in Charlotte, VT
Visit the Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury, VT
Tour the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory & Flavor Graveyard in Waterbury, VT
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MUST TASTE - Cider Donut
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MUST TASTE - Vermont Maple Syrup (the Official State Flavor)
MUST TASTE - Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie (the Official State Pie)
Border Crossings - ✅VT2NH - ✅VT2MA - ✅VT2NY
LOCATE a geocache - GC8B5NW

OVERNIGHT in a State Park (NRS) -

Little River
State Park
$22.00 - 07/2019

Smugglers Notch
State Park
$21.00 - 07/2020

Grand Isle
State Park
$21.00 - 07/2020

Button Bay
State Park
$23.00 - 07/2020


and the National Forest -
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire

(NRS) = $2 per night Non-Resident Surcharge as of 2020