2 New England resorts are among the best for family travel, according to Good Housekeeping

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You can find them in Maine and Vermont.

A family snowshoeing at Smugglers Notch in Jefferson, Vermont. Smuggler’s Notch

Families traveling with kids in 2023 will find two of the best family-friendly resorts here in New England, according to . good housekeeping.

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The publication announced the results of its first-ever Family Travel Awards, naming Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Jefferson, Vermont and Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, Maine as the best places for families.

The Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, Maine is a “peaceful Maine retreat” with “accommodations in seamless harmony with nature.” good housekeeping.

Hidden Pond General Manager Ophelia Moradian said: “This seal of approval has become synonymous with trust and we are grateful that they have instilled this trust in our property. Convenience, value, service, quality, safety, innovation and inclusivity are all areas in which our resorts take pride and define our property.”

The resort offers craft classes for children and a daily ‘Kids Art Shed’ stocked with art supplies. Families can also explore the trails on their own or with a guide.

Exterior view of a Todd Snyder-designed bungalow at Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, Maine. – Heidi Khan

Dubbed an “all-season entertainment resort,” Smugglers’ Notch Resort offers a wealth of activities, the publication says.

“Your crew can hike and picnic with llamas on nearby trails, compete with other families in ‘The Great Smuggling’ races, or play laser tag on a bouncy house,” it writes. increase. good housekeeping“We have a full-day ski and snowboard camp for children as young as 3 from December to early April.”

“Here at Smuggs, we take great pride in our family-friendly services and are honored to receive this award. good housekeepingis an organization that shares our priorities and values,” owner Bill Stritzler said in a statement. “Our staff always go above and beyond to create a memorable vacation for our visitors. Recognition like this is a testament to their hard work.”

To celebrate the award, Smugglers’ Notch is offering guests who book by December 31st and children 17 and under a 15% discount on free accommodation throughout January.

Over 75 testers (often with their families) reviewed destinations, hotels, resorts, cruises, campgrounds, attractions, and travel services in the US, Caribbean, and Mexico to determine the winners. They wanted convenience, value, quality, safety, innovation and inclusiveness. The publication also reviewed responses from his more than 3,000 people who had traveled in the past two years.

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