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Five Northeast Sporting Events

By Travel Savvy

The Northeast region of the United States has a lot to offer. From sightseeing to hiking, the cities have something for everyone. It's also a hub for sports, both the ones you grew up watching on TV and those a little more obscure. Here’s five of the most interesting sporting events to check out during your visit to the Northeastern region.

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Head of Charles Regatta – Boston, MA

2 Gerrys Landing Rd, Cambridge, MA 02138

(617) 868-6200

 

The longest two-day regatta in the world, the Charles Regatta has been a Boston tradition for over 50 years. With seven bridges spanning the three-mile course, there are plenty of places to catch spectacular views of the river and the racers.

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Camden Winterfest – Camden, ME

Considered to be Maine’s Mardi Gras, Camden’s Winterfest is full of excitement and fun. From freestyle ski & snowboard competitions to massive ice sculptures, this week-long festival has something for everyone. If the cold weather and snow have you itching for action, you can ski the Camden Snow Bowl, the only ski mountain on the East coast with ocean views.

 

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The Race of Gentlemen – Wildwood, NJ

Schellenger Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260

 

The Race of Gentlemen is a must see for race fans and vintage car enthusiasts. The 1/8th of a mile drag racing event is held yearly on the beaches of Wildwood, NJ. With two days of racing, vintage motorcycle and car shows, live rock n’ roll, bonfire parties and more, the Race of Gentlemen will surely not disappoint. Don't worry, you West coast-ers, this event is also held in Pismo, CA.

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Horse Racing - Saratoga Springs, NY

267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Phone:
Before Racing Season: (718) 641-4700 or (516) 488-6000
During Racing Season: (518) 584-6200

 

Saratoga Springs is home to one of the earliest organized sporting venues in the country, the Saratoga Springs Race Course. Well known for its elegance and rich traditions within the horse racing community, Saratoga Springs is a hotbed for tourism and gambling. 

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Empire State Winter Games – Lake Placid, NY

2608 Main St., Lake Placid, NY 12946

518-523-2445

After the 1980 Winter Olympics were held in Lake Placid, the venues started being used for the Empire State Winter Games. The Empire State Games are an Olympic-style competition for New York’s amateur athletes. The Winter Games range from freestyle skiing and snowboarding, cross country, luge and bobsledding and even winter biking. With Empire State Games and great skiing available, you're sure to have a great weekend winter trip. 

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