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Summer Weekend Getaway: Trains, Yachts, Fireworks and Muddy Women

Wanna take a short trip this weekend? Check out what's happening on the Rhode Island and New Hampshire seacoasts, the Cape and Martha's Vineyard.

Looking for a fast and fun getaway from Somerville this weekend? Summer in New England is filled with options. Check out what's happening this weekend in a few favorite summer spots:

Cape Cod and the Islands

Weather: There's a slight chance of thunderstorms on Saturday, with highs around 83. On Sunday, temperatures will be in the mid 70s, and there's a slight chance of showers. 


Take a train ride through the cranberry bogs and marshlands of Cape Cod, including trips across the Cape Cod Canal, and visit an historical train station and museum. , in West Barnstable, is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and trains depart at 9:25 a.m. and 12:25 p.m. for the scenic tour. The museum includes activities for children.

For more events and summer news, check out Patch's Cape and Islands Summer Guide.

Rhode Island

WeatherA slight chance of thunderstorms, and maybe some showers on Sunday. Highs will be in the mid 80s.

Jamestown, an island off Newport, holds its Fourth of July Fireworks on July 7. If you want to watch them in style, sign up for the  in Newport Harbor on board Heritage, a 63-foot America's Cup contender.

For more events and summer news, check out Patch's Rhode Island Summer Guide.

Seacoast New Hampshire

Weather: Saturday will be partly sunny with a chance of thunderstorms and temperatures in the upper 80s. Sunday will be mostly sunny, which highs in the mid 80s.

According to , "Hundreds of women will jog, run and crawl through the mud Saturday as a part of the , a celebratory Seacoast 5K and obstacle course designed to raise money and awareness for leukemia and lymphoma research and patients." It starts at 133 Exeter Road in Hampton Falls at 9 a.m. Saturday.

For more events and summer news, check out Patch's Seacoast New Hampshire Summer Guide.

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