Start the seafood quest in New Haven with a white clam pie ($12.50) from the brick oven at Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana (157 Wooster St., New Haven, Conn.).
At Brickley’s Ice Cream (921 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett, R.I.), 45 flavors, like Povich’s favorites ginger and butter pecan, are all made on-site.
Green Animals Topiary Garden (380 Corys Ln., Portsmouth, R.I.) is a safari of 80 shrubs pruned in elephant, bear, and bird shapes overlooking Narragansett Bay.
The Rhode Island Red Monument (Main St. and Westport Harbor Rd., Little Compton, R.I.) celebrates the state bird, a hearty hen. Across the street, order an omelette at the Barn (13 Main St.).
The country’s tenderest, sweetest, most full-bellied clams are in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Get them at the Clam Box (246 High St.).
Tour and taste for free at the Smuttynose Brewery (225 Heritage Ave., Portsmouth, N.H.; 603-436-4026 for reservations), then pick up a sixer of chamomile-infused Summer Weizen ($9) or a Champagne bottle of Short-Batch beers ($15).
For a Maine-brewed Allagash white ($5) and wood-fired mussels ($12) at Portland’s venerable Fore Street Restaurant (288 Fore St.; 207-775-2717), book a table in advance or walk in for a bar seat.
Crack into lobsters fresh off the boat on Five Islands Lobster Co.’s dock (1447 Five Islands Rd.), then crash at the thirteen-room Grey Havens Inn (from $160; 96 Seguinland Rd.; 207-371-2616), which has a wraparound porch and oceanfront views.