King Arthur's Flour Bakery and Cafe (~1.5 hrs from Boston)
Ben & Jerry's Factory (~2 hrs from Boston)
Burlington, VT-- try Hen of the Wood (~3-4 hrs from Boston)
If I had more time, I would have investigated the Von Trapp Family lodge (surprisingly, my mom didn't care if we went there or not). There seems to be a lot of great backroads (that I didn't drive on)-- but one day I'll be back to find all those covered bridges!
King Arthur Flour
Ben and Jerry's
If you're not into being shuffled around a tiny viewing area, and really love ice cream, then just go straight to the store and order a cone (or two).
Hen of the Wood
Interested in trying a farm-to-table restaurant? With great service, an awesome drink selection, and some fantastic food? This... was worth it. We luckily scored a table (I think I nabbed it 48 hours in advance) and it was on par with any of the great places I've eaten at in LA.
Note: very low light means it's hard for parents with various stages of cataract to see. Luckily, they were equipped with their smartphones. And luckier still, we weren't chased away for shining bright lights onto the menu!