Summer Resort Guide: Northeast

Summer in the city is overrated. Here are five mountain escapes to help you beat the heat.

Summer at Killington, Vt.

Ropes course at Killington, Vt.

What a way to explore the woods.

Killington jumped on upgrading their summer activity inventory in 2016, and those investments are coming to fruition at a perfect time: right now. With adventure centers for kids and tons of events for adults, it's easy to please everyone this summer. Get the scoop on summer at Killington here.

Heads up, wine lovers: Killington Wine Festival, July 19-21.

Sugarloaf, Maine's Summer Fun

Scrambling at Sugarloaf, Maine

Scramblin' at Sugarloaf.

Defy gravity at Maine's largest ski area this summer in their anti-gravity complex, or keep it level and hike some of the Appalachian Trail. Either way, you'll score bragging rights, no lobster traps required. See more of what the 'loaf offers during the summer time here.

Celebrate Summer: Sugarloaf Summer Après Series, June 28, July 12, July 26, Aug. 16.

Summer Activites at Attitash, N.H.

Summer in Attitash, N.H.

Quite the concert venue.

Fans of blueberries, mountain biking, and lush views need look no further than Attitash in the summer. Those looking for something more thrilling can take a ride on the Nor'Easter Mountain Coaster, a 2,880-foot speed trip through the forest. See more of what Attitash offers all summer long here.

Stuff your face: Blueberry Fest 2019, Aug. 3.

Berkshire East, Mass. for the Summer

Rafting at Berkshire East, Mass.

Rollin' down the river.

With one of the longest mountain coasters in the east, plus class IV rafting, it's hard to believe this place is so close to Boston. And Thunder Mountain Bike Park is designed and maintained by industry leader Gravity Logic, so who says you need to go west to have a real mountain adventure? Check out more of what Berkshire East has to offer during the summer.

Thrill seeker? Check out the Thunderbolt Mountain Coaster.

Whiteface, N.Y.

Summertime Hikes at Whiteface Mountain

Finding the top of the fifth-highest mountain in New York.

Ever wondered what it's like to send it off an Olympic jump? Now you can actually launch off the Lake Placid Olympic ski jumps, converted into epic inner tube slides. You can also explore miles of biking, hiking, and guided ATV trails. Click here to see more of what Whiteface has to offer all summer long.

Be sure to visit the Lack Placid Olympic Museum to get a glimpse into the past. 

Looking for more great summer activities at North American ski areas? See the top picks for Colorado here, or see SKI's entire summer content channel here.