A region located in the northeast corner of the USA, New England is made up of six diverse U.S. states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. It has four distinct seasons and is truly a year-round destination. The geography offers immense diversity. There are rivers and lakes, towering forests, mountain ranges with hiking and skiing trails, pastoral farmland and countryside, and dramatic rocky coastline and soft, sandy beaches.
Popular Things to do:
Golf at Province Lake Golf Club. At the 4th hole, you drive in Maine and putt in New Hampshire; at 6, you drive in New Hampshire and putt back in Maine!
Take a romantic drive and see the many covered bridges & lighthouses.
March brings in the maple syrup season. Visit one of the myriad maple sugar farms. You won’t believe the fresh taste that comes right off the maple trees! It is one of the sweetest experiences to be had.
Take a ferry or go for a cruise. Much is made of New England’s maritime past. Sometimes, it’s much quicker than going by land from point A to point B.
Look for Bungee, Echo or Squiggle on a whale watch tour.
Enjoy lobster the best way possible… in a lobster shack!
Take a spectacular self-drive fall foliage tour. The show is magnificent and FREE! How about the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, which is affectionately known as “The Kanc”? People who drive, hike, or even bicycle The Kanc are stunned by the pure beauty of this mountain road.
Winter activities abound. Ski, snowshoe, take a sleigh ride, dog sled or ice-fish, the sky is the limit.
Newport, RI — Famous for its mansions, many are open to the public. If you are a music lover, you might like to take in the world-famous Newport Jazz Festival in August.
Providence, RI — WaterFire is this vibrant city’s signature event from May – October, when a series of 100 bonfires blaze on the city’s three rivers plus music from around the world.
New Haven, CT — Check out Yale on a student-led tour & catch a play at the Yale Repertory Theatre.
Burlington, VT — Taste 20-25 handcrafted beers on a Burlington Brew Tour. Or visit Church Street Marketplace for great food, shopping and entertainment. Gorgeous Lake Champlain is busy with every kind of water and winter sport.
Portsmouth, NH — Cruise the 9 mysterious Isles of Shoals
White Mountains, NH — Take a scenic train excursion through gorgeous mountains & gorges. You can even get a heart-stopping view of 4 states and Canada on the Mount Washington Cog Railway
Allagash Wilderness Waterway, ME — Take a kayak or canoe & venture through the 92-mile-long ribbon of lakes, ponds, rivers & streams.
Madawaska, ME — Most of the residents are of Acadian descent, and French is still spoken — with a little Quebecois and English thrown into the mix, creating a unique blend of languages known as Valley French.
Acadia National Park, ME – Home to the charming towns of Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor, this national park offers an abundance of activities and places to explore.
The Berkshires, MA — Here’s your chance to hike a bit of the Appalachian Trail. The storybook picture of rural New England, there are wooded hills, narrow winding roads, and compact historic villages. Skiing is popular in winter, and sugar-maple sap runs in the spring. Fall foliage blazes along the scenic Mohawk Trail, running east to west across the northern Berkshires.
Cape Cod, MA — Witness the cranberry harvest, surf in the Atlantic, stroll around the galleries of historic Provincetown (P-town), or listen to the Chatham Band which has been playing every summer since 1932. Or… hop on a ferry and take a jaunt over to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard!