Coventry, RI

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We wanted to be able to make easy day trips to both Newport and Providence (south and north) so we chose a central location, Coventry where we parked at the Hickory Ridge Campground.

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Littleton, MA (Boston)

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In order to visit Boston and the surrounding area we couldn’t get much closer than Littleton, MA.  We parked at the Boston Minuteman Campground which is located close to Concord and the Minute Man National Historical Park.  More about that later.

Downtown Boston

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Freeport, ME

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From Acadia National Park, we moved further south along the Maine coast to park at the Blueberry Pond Campground near Freeport, ME.  Established in 1789, Freeport is a town that has transformed itself into an outlet shopping village.  I think it all started with L.L. Bean since this is where this retailer of outdoor clothing and equipment got its start.  Now there is a vast selection of outlet stores, some of which occupy original vintage buildings.

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Burlington, VT

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We entered Vermont from New York by crossing the Lake Champlain Bridge.  This bridge, completed in 2011, was built using a “modified network tied arch design”, also known as a “basket handle”.  The recently completed Eggners Ferry Bridge (that we crossed in May to get to Kenlake State Resort Park near Murray, KY), was built using a similar design.  The Lake Champlain Bridge replaced the Champlain Bridge after state inspectors determined that it was structurally unsafe.

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