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March 31, 2018 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Connecticut  

A four-line zipline opened in Connecticut on 15 March 2018HighFlyer, is 350 feet in the air, off the rooftop of Fox Tower and landing over 3,700 feet away at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. Tickets are on sale via the website: https://foxwoodshighflyer.com/. An adult ticket costs from $69 and a youth (15 and under) from $59.

Foxwoods Resort Casino recently announced that it will begin building a high-performance, European-style indoor go-kart track that it expects to open early next year.  Foxwoods is teaming up with On Track Karting to build the track.   The attraction will provide guests with a motorsport feel on one of the longest and fastest indoor kart-runs ever constructed. The multi-level track will feature gas-powered, 9-horsepower karts that give drivers the power and control necessary for the ultimate high-speed rush.

Maine   

New in 2018, at TimberStone Adventures Inc., is an experience where visitors can hike to a private mountaintop castle with panoramic views, while their gear is towed up a 300’ cable bridge. Visitors can also enjoy the wooded 18-hole public disc golf course. TimberStone Adventures Inc. in East Stoneham, Maine, is set on 50+ acres bordering the White Mountain National Forest and currently offers two fully functional treehouse lodges and one primitive hideaway. www.timberstoneadventures.com

Experience Maritime Maine has recently launched a new maritime culture podcast. The downloadable story topics range from women who lobster, to windjammer cruising and the fish monger of Portland – a perfect accompaniment to touring Maine and learning more about the traditions that still exist today. www.experiencemaritimemaine.org/

Opened October 2017 and located on 747 Congress Street in the historic Mellen E. Bolster House, The Francis is a smart, fifteen-room hotel designed around the history and culture of Portland. Filled with art, craftwork and snacks by local purveyors, the hotel provides a uniquely Portland experience. http://thefrancismaine.com/about/

Mid Coast, Maine is listed as one of the US destinations to see in 2018 by Lonely Planet. Mid Coast is a region in Maine that includes the coast, views of Maine’s rock-bound coast and it is a popular area for visitors to go to. This year visitors will find maritime museums and a growing food scene

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