Experience the legendary flaming fall colours of New England through this sensational part of the USA .
This classic, leisurely New England tour is perfect for the first-time visitor to this charming part of the USA. Covering five of the six states that go to make up the New England region, you'll experience a holiday that takes in coastal towns, quaint mountain villages, and fascinating history, all set against the glorious colours of autumn. Come with us and take your front seat for the brightest show on Earth.
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Distance: 85 miles
Just on the outskirts of Boston is pretty, historic village of Salem, which was the location for the famous Witch Trials of 1692. Once in Kennebunkport you can view the seasonal home of former U.S. President George Bush, hop on a lobster boat tour, or take a visit to famous Goat Island Lighthouse. In the Seashore Trolley Museum, the world's oldest electric railway museum, you'll discover different modes of transport through the years.
Historic Dock Square is the perfect spot to explore the eclectic boutiques and galleries. Waterfront dining here too is recommended.
In the evening head to Tides Beach Club for cocktails on the porch with sunset views.
Distance: 116 miles
Cruising on Lake Winnipesaukee is a wonderful way to relax and sightsee at time. If you're looking for a nostalgic trip back in time take the Conway Scenic Railroad and enjoy an old-fashioned railroading experience. All trains depart from a beautiful 18th century train station in North Conway Village.
If you wish to explore the local hamlets, take a trip out to the quaint New Hampshire villages of Jackson, Woodstock and Lincoln.
Distance: 105 miles
The byway winds across the state through the heart of the scenic and mountainous White Mountain National Forest. A number of scenic vistas are plotted along the way offering remarkable views of the White Mountains, the Swift River, Lower Falls, Sabbaday Falls, and the Rocky Gorge.
Once in Stowe take the gondola ride for panoramic views over the area. Sound of Music fan? Visit the von Trapp Family Lodge to learn about the history of this family. If you're in the area during fall foliage time consider a boat trip on the Waterbury Reservoir, it's a great spot to 'leaf-peeping'.
Foodie? Route100 between Stowe and Waterbury is home to Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, Boyden Valley Winery, Cold Hollow Cider Mill and Cabot's Farmer's Store - all great places to dine sample the local fayre.
Distance: 145 miles
The famous Mohawk Trail winds across the northern part of these rolling hills. There is also great hiking and rafting opportunities for those looking for something more adventurous.
History buff? Why not visit Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home, near Manchester, Vermont. Guided tours of the Georgina Mansion and beautiful grounds are a must.
In Stockbridge explore Naumkeag Historic Mansion and Gardens. This 48-acre architectural masterpiece is, at its heart, a family home. In 1884, Joseph Choate, a prominent New York attorney and U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, and his wife, Caroline, hired the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White to design a summer retreat. The result was a 44-room shingle-style home, where several generations of the Choate family lived until daughter Mabel Choate bequeathed it to The Trustees in 1958. It's a hark back to the flamboyant style of the Gilded Age and a joy to explore.
Distance: 186 miles
Newport itself is most famous as the summer resort of America's first millionaires. Today Newport is rich with art and antique galleries, fashionable boutiques, and plays host to colourful sailing regattas throughout the year.
A must-do here is to tour the magnificent historic mansions on Bellevue Avenue. These were summer homes for the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and the American tobacco heiress, Doris Duke.
Distance: 82 miles
The islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are both perfect for a day trip by ferry. Between April and October you can also enjoy incredible whale watching trips from Hyannis.
Distance: 72 miles