SUM­MER BLAST OFF!

CRUS­TACEANS ARE JUST THE BE­GIN­NING OF YOUR BEST SUM­MER EVER.

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Crus­taceans are just the be­gin­ning of your best sum­mer ever.

Quick! Grab a pen­cil. We’ve got the low­down on all things warm and won­der­ful for fam­ily fun in the sun! From na­ture hikes to lobster etiquette, this sum­mer prom­ises to be the coolest ever. Take some notes!

1. MAY I PLEASE HAVE A BIB?

Ad­mit it: Eat­ing lobster can be em­bar­rass­ing. So Cape Cod’s We­quas­sett Re­sort and Golf Club is bring­ing in help. Chef Hack­ney will be in­struct­ing— in his proper Bri­tish ac­cent—lobster etiquette classes on the ho­tel’s ter­race. “The whole an­i­mal is in­tim­i­dat­ing,” says Chef Hack­ney. “We thought, why don’t we turn this ex­pe­ri­ence into some­thing to re­mem­ber?” We­quas­sett Re­sort and Golf Club, 2173 MA-28, Har­wich; 508-432-5400; we­qas­sett.com

2. SHHH, DON’T TELL

It may take a bit to find it, but Room No. 9 in Mys­tic, CT’s Spicer Man­sion holds a spe­cial sur­prise. You’ll travel to a time of boot­leg liquor, pi­ano melodies, and ci­gar lounges. The man­sion, built in 1853, is de­but­ing a new speakeasy— with 150-year-old brick floors, cop­per ceil­ings, a ci­gar lounge, and spir­its, you may trick your­self into think­ing the pro­hi­bi­tion never ended.

Spicer Man­sion, 15 Elm St., Mys­tic, CT; 860-245-4621; spicer­man­sion.com

3. A NAT­U­RAL LIFE

With gor­geous land, trails, and com­pli­men­tary bikes, the top-tier Weeka­paug Inn in Westerly, RI, brought in nat­u­ral­ist Mark Bullinger to max­i­mize the out­door ex­pe­ri­ence for guests. Bullinger of­fers daily classes in fly fish­ing, clam catch­ing, bird­ing, stargaz­ing, and more. And on Au­gust 7, he will be lead­ing a Full Moon Pad­dle through the sil­very moon­light of Quono­chon­taug Pond, with a cham­pagne toast to fol­low. What a guy. Weeka­paug Inn, 25 Spray Rock Rd., Westerly, RI, 401-637-7600; weeka­paug­inn.com

4. UP, UP, AND AWAY!

Mon­tauk or New­port? No need to de­cide, be­cause this sum­mer, you can be in both. The ac­claimed five-star Gur­ney’s Re­sort opened a sec­ond, soon-to-be ren­o­vated out­post in New­port. Over the Fourth of July week­end, the ho­tel, which part­nered with Blade helicopter char­ters, will be fly­ing guests be­tween New­port and Mon­tauk. “With our de­but of the New­port re­sort, we are ex­cited to have guests from near and far cel­e­brate in a des­ti­na­tion that is so quintessen­tially Amer­i­cana,” says Ge­orge Filopou­los, owner of Gur­ney’s Re­sorts. Gur­ney’s New­port Re­sort, 1 Goat Is­land, New­port, RI; 401-851-1234; gur­neysre­sorts.com

5. AIN’T NO MOUN­TAIN…

“She sounds great af­ter all these years!” says Kim Noltemy, the BSO’s Chief Op­er­at­ing & Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer. ‘She’ is Diana Ross, the leg­endary fe­male singer per­form­ing at the BSO’s Tan­gle­wood Fes­ti­val on Au­gust 30th, along with Melissa Etheridge, the Boston Pops, and John Wil­liams. Tan­gle­wood is the BSO’s yearly sum­mer fes­ti­val that has held per­for­mances on its 526 acres since the 1930s. “Tan­gle­wood is in­ter­est­ing be­cause you can bring in food, bev­er­ages, couches, canopies—what­ever you want.” Tan­gle­wood, 297 West St., Lenox, MA; 617-266-1200; bso.org/ brands/tan­gle­wood

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1. The ocean­front deck at the We­quas­sett Re­sort—not a bad spot to learn the do’s and don’t’s of eat­ing a lobster. 2. Just one of the de­lec­ta­ble cock­tails that is in store for you at the new speakeasy lounge at the Spicer Man­sion. 3. A long day of re­lax­ing war­rants the But­ter Poached Lobster from Twenty-Eight At­lantic at We­quas­sett Re­sort.

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3. The Weeka­paug Inn, where guests can fly­fish, and bird and stargaze with nat­u­ral­ist-guided ex­pe­ri­ences. 4. Gur­neys of Mon­tauk now counts New­port as the lo­ca­tion of its new­est gem. 5. The one and only Diana Ross head­lines a sum­mer full of Boston Pops Orches­tra con­certs at Tan­gle­wood.

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