Day: August 11, 2020

An Old-Fashioned Summer Vacation in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region

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Is there anything more quintessentially summer than a weekend on Winnipesaukee?


A breathtaking view from Lake Winnipesaukee’s shores. / Photo by Bobmanley/Getty Images

Whether your pleasure lies in doing it all or doing nothing at all, New Hampshire’s Lakes Region offers an escape packed with superlatives. Let’s start with the town of Wolfeboro, which bills itself as “America’s oldest summer resort.” The twee town centered around Lake Winnipesaukee has all of the usual waterfront diversions (including swimming sans sharks or jellyfish), but to really explore the area, you’ll want to get out on the water. A two-hour ride aboard the Sophie C., a U.S. mail boat and “the oldest floating post office in the country,” or a dinner cruise on the M/S Mount Washington will allow you to soak

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Here’s what’s open and closed

National parks, monuments and other popular attractions in Arizona are showing signs of life after most were shut down due to the new coronavirus pandemic.



a person riding a surf board on a body of water: Joe Uribe, Sr. fishes for bass, February 8, 2018, at Lake Havasu State Park, Lake Havasu City, Arizona.


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Joe Uribe, Sr. fishes for bass, February 8, 2018, at Lake Havasu State Park, Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Sites are opening in fits and starts. The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, for example, was open in a limited capacity leading up to Memorial Day weekend, but is now open for daily visits.

The North Rim, which normally opens for the season on May 15, started a phased reopening June 5 but had to close again a few days later due to the Mangum Fire. As of July 6, the North Rim is once again open. 

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Marinas and other amenities are reopening at Lake Mead

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