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3 Reasons for Northeast Boating

3 Reasons for Northeast Boating

By Andy Whitcomb

Mar 05, 2019

There are many boating opportunities in the Northeast. Here are three reasons to go boating in this part of the country. 

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 too. That makes for a lot of northeast boating potential.

2. The Northeast offers Great Fishing

Northeast boating can provide access to some great fisheries. A little online investigating can help you decide where to boat. For example, states with access to the Great Lakes have salmon and steelhead. In addition to lake trout, Vermont’s Lake Champlain is highly ranked for smallmouth 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 brook 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 means outstanding opportunities for picturesque views, spectacular woodlands and colors of foliage especially in fall, and maybe even a glimpse of wildlife. Depending on the northeast state and how remote the body of water, bald eagles, bears, moose, or otters may be sighted.

And then as you are boating in the northeast, or anywhere for that matter, there is the fact that boating is just plain fun.  You are traveling from Point A to Point B, in style. You can cruise in a convertible on water with the wind in your remaining hair. Just make sure to keep your boat registration up to date and follow all safety recommendations.

Andy Whitcomb
Andy Whitcomb
Andy is an outdoor writer ( and stressed-out Dad has contributed over 380 blogs to since 2011. Born in Florida, but raised on banks of Oklahoma farm ponds, he now chases pike, smallmouth bass, and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After earning a B.S. in Zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fisheries research technician at OSU, Iowa State, and Michigan State.