March in the Northeast: Winter’s Last Stand

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March is one of my favorite months. Not only is it my birthday, but I think it’s the perfect month to take advantage of winter fun in the Northeast. The weather warms up a smidge, and there’s still the potential for snow to fall. Whether you need a spring break destination, a cozy weekend getaway, or a cold-weather adventure to break your cabin fever, check out these destinations for winter’s last stand.

Vermont

Smugglers’ Notch, rated the #1 Kid-Friendly resort in the east by Ski Magazine, has so much to do they published a 30+ page booklet to list it all. From skiing to airboarding and massage to zip lining, you’ll definitely find something to pick you up if Old Man Winter’s got you down! I’m heading to Smuggs this week, so keep an eye on my Instagram and Facebook pages for updates!

Smugglers' Notch Vermont
Smugglers’ Notch Resort Information Guide is jam-packed with activities!

If soaking in a tub by the fireplace in your room sounds like a perfect way to end the day, check out a king suite with a fireside tub at the recently renovated Edson Hill in Stowe, Vermont. Nestled in a private setting with stunning views, you can ski/snowboard, snowshoe, or cross-country ski. Or stay in and enjoy the luxurious accommodations (can you say heated bathroom floors?) and excellent dining. For the kids, there’s a “snowman bar” stocked with carrots, pipes, buttons, and other supplies for snowman building.

Edson Hill fireside tub king suite
The tub is right there behind the bed!

Massachusetts

Looking for a less adventurous getaway? Check out Plymouth, Mass., for its charm and history. My friend Tamara from We3Travel suggests the John Carver Inn in Plymouth for its convenient location. Read her review and learn more about their spa, pool, hot tub, water slide, sauna, game room, and other family activities.

For a more intimate and upscale spa resort experience, head to Cranwell Resort in Lenox, Mass. You’ll be drawn in by their gorgeous property, great glass halls, fitness classes, spa treatments, and spa cafe. Museums, historical sites, shopping and skiing are nearby. Read more here from Luxe Recess.

Cranwell Resort, Lenox, MA
The great glass hallways at Cranwell Resort. Photo credit: Robin at Luxe Recess.

New York

With its quaint lakefront downtown, nearby Whiteface Mountain, and nostalgic Olympic venues, Lake Placid, N.Y., has that perfect combination of tourism energy and small-town atmosphere. Whether you’re craving winter sports and adventures or relaxation, shopping, and history, Lake Placid has what you need.

Lake Placid
Photo opp on the podium in Lake Placid.

How about touring New York’s wine country? The Finger Lakes region offers Winter in Wine Country packages offering discounts to tastings, restaurants, shops, and attractions. Don’t miss the Corning Museum of Glass!

If you live in the Northeast and a spring break trip to Cancun is just out of your budget – or if you really love winter like I do! – check out one of these local getaways and embrace the remains of the winter season.

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