Be charmed by the colors of New England from the heart of historic Boston to the farms, mountains, and coast of the North. Begin your journey in historic Boston. Explore Woodstock, Vermont, a quintessential New England village. Watch apples transform into cider before your eyes at Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Learn about the maple sugaring industry of New England on a farm tour of the Rocks Estate. Relax as you cruise along Lake Winnipesaukee and admire the splendid views. Dig in at a traditional New England lobster dinner. Travel up the winding Auto Road to see the stunning views from the summit of Mount Washington. Marvel at Maine’s dramatic coast and discover the seaside communities of Portland and Kennebunkport. This is New England at its finest.
As the site of the famous "tea party," Boston is known for its sense of independence. Founded in the 1630s as a city in one of the original 13 colonies, Boston has a long history from the War of Independence and America's struggle to freedom from British rule. Famed sites include the Old North Church made famous by Paul Revere, Faneuil Hall, the "Make Way for Ducklings" statues and the USS Constitution or Old Ironsides.
Vermont's "Little Grand Canyon" and deepest gorge was formed from glacial activity approx. 13,000 years ago. During the 19th century the park land was part of a woolen mill which employed much of the town. Wool from the mill was made to make Major League Baseball uniforms and blankets for the U.S. Armed Forces. Today the gorge is a beautiful natural area from where visitors can camp, hike or see breathtaking fall foliage.
Graced with a historic Main Street, white steepled church and surrounded with wonderful views, Stowe was settled in 1794. Essentially a farming community, Stowe became a tourist destination by the Civil War era. Though nicknamed the Ski Capital of the East, autumn allows visitors to enjoy local products such as apple cider and maple syrup in its many eateries.
Nestled in the heart of New Hampshire's famed White Mountains, the Rocks Estate is a reserve featuring a Christmas tree farm and Maple Sugar Museum. From mid February to the middle of spring, maple trees are tapped for the creation of maple syrup. With the help of a virtual tour and museum, visitors can learn of this centuries-old NH tradition.
Located in the heart of the Mt. Washington Valley, North Conway is the commercial centerpiece of the area. Noted for its shops, North Conway is a place to purchase New England crafts or factory outlet goods.
Traverse the 34 mile long (54 km) famous highway for a meandering view of New Hamphire's scenery. The "KANC," as it is known, has no evidence of the modern world. Restaurants, hotels and gas stations are left behind providing visitors the chance to focus on nature's glory.
Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise
This largest lake in New Hampshire is distinguished by crystal clear water and dotted with over 200 islands. Nearby attractions include a Rhine River styled castle, a family fun beach and a scenic railway. The lake has been a tourist destination for over a century drawing visitors from nearby Boston and New York.
Once home to sea captains and known now as one of America’s Coolest Cities,” Portland is all about vibes: funky, historic, cultured and cultural. On its perch over Casco Bay, Maine’s largest urban area is bursting at the maritime seams with enough museums, boutiques, bars, and restaurants to rival any concrete metropolis. Among centuries-old brick buildings and cobblestone streets, find yourself in the middle of the action at the historic Old Port. In eyeshot of the Portland Head Light, Maine’s oldest, most photographed lighthouse, see the commercial fishing boats come and go out of Portland Harbor, and watch the crab traps being pulled out of Portland Harbor. Experience a world-class dining scene where a culinary boom has embraced seafood crudo and foie gras, but hasn’t abandoned the lobster roll. Discover Portland – a vibrant example of Maine’s singular motto: Vacationland.
Kennebunkport is a town in Maine located on the Kennebunk River, approximately 1 mile from the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean. Historically the town was known as a shipbuilding and fishing village. It has been a popular summer colony and seaside tourist destination for over a century, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of Maine. Former President George H. W. Bush is known for having a summer home here, located on Walker’s Point.
When the first European settlers reached North America, lobsters would reportedly wash up on shore in piles up to two feet high. Routinely fed to prisoners, slaves, apprentices and children during the Colonial era and beyond, lobster became known as the poor man's protein. Considered a delicacy by WW II, American lobsters (or Maine lobsters) can grow up to 40 lbs (18 kg) and be 3 feet long (91 cm).