3 reasons to go boating in the northeast

1. The northeast is a large region

The northeast is a region larger than New England. In addition to Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, this designated area usually includes the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. That offers a lot of potential for boating in the northeast.

2. The northeast offers great fishing opportunities

Northeast boating gives access to some great fisheries. A little online research can help you decide where to go boating. For example, states with access to the Great Lakes have salmon and steelhead. In addition to lake trout, Vermont’s Lake Champlain is ranked high for black bass and largemouth bass. And according to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, “Maine is the only state with extensive intact populations of wild, self-reproducing brown trout in lakes and ponds, including some lakes over 5,000 acres in size.

3. The northeast offers great scenery

Boating in the northeast also provides excellent opportunities for scenic views, spectacular forests and foliage colors, especially in the fall, and maybe even a glimpse of wildlife. Depending on the northeastern state and the distance of the body of water, bald eagles, bears, moose or otters can be spotted.

And then, if you are boating in the northeast or anywhere else, there’s the fact that boating is just plain fun. Travel in style from point A to point B. You can ride in a convertible on the water with the wind in your remaining hair. Just make sure your boat registration is up to date and follow all safety recommendations.

Andy Whitcomb

Andy is an outdoor writer ( and stressed dad has contributed over 380 blogs to since 2011. Born in Florida but raised on the banks of farm ponds in Oklahoma, he now hunts pike, small bass and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After completing his Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fishery research technician at OSU, in the US state of Iowa and in the US state of Michigan.


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