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New England in the Fall

Picture courtesy of Helen Wibley. Always a winner – New England has so much to offer, from city breaks to fall colours, excellent shopping, skiing and so much more. See the beautiful fall colours on this drive around New England.

Summary

New England

Always a winner – New England has so much to offer, from city breaks to fall colours, excellent shopping, skiing and so much more

Day 1: Boston

Day 4: Kennebunkport
Day 5: White Mountains (New Hampshire)
Day 7: Stowe (Vermont)
Day 9: Wilmington (Vermont)
Day 11: Mystic (Connecticut)
Day 13: Cape Cod (Massachusetts)
Day 14: Depart Boston

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Always a winner – New England has so much to offer, from city breaks to fall colours, excellent shopping, skiing and so much more

Day 1: Boston
Fly to the vibrant city of Boston. Aptly named the “walking city”, history and culture is everywhere. Explore the Freedom Trail, a walking trail linking some of the most important sites in the history of Boston and America. Shop at Quincy Market, take a dinner cruise on Boston Harbour, cross the river to visit Cambridge and Harvard University, or take a whale watching cruise.
Boston 3 nights

Day 4: Kennebunkport
Pick up your hire car then travel up the coast to Maine. En route visit the towns of Salem and Rockport then on to Kennebunkport for an overnight stay.
If time allows you may consider continuing further round the delightful and rugged Maine coast through Rockland and on to Bar Harbor. Surrounded by Acadia National Park, here you can take a whale watching cruise or enjoy spectacular scenery and mountain trails in the park.
Kennebunkport 1 night

Day 5: White Mountains (New Hampshire)
Drive inland today to the White Mountains – the rooftop of New England; a landscape dotted with historic villages and enchanting covered bridges. Visit the dramatic Franconia Notch, a narrow gorge cut by a wild stream which runs through the granite rocks. The Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway gives a breathtaking view of Franconia Notch and the surrounding mountains. Take the Cog Railway up Mount Washington. Explore the famous and scenic Kancamagus Highway
White Mountains 2 nights

Day 7: Stowe (Vermont)
Today cross the New Hampshire border into Vermont. The route takes you through some of New England’s most beautiful scenery. The pretty village of Stowe is your base to explore the area.  The Ben and Jerry’s ice cream factory is near here and a great visit for children of all ages(!)
Stowe 2 nights

Day 9: Wilmington (Vermont)
Drive through the spectacular scenery of the Green Mountains along Highway 100, with its dense forests – home for bears, moose, wild turkey and deer. Stay in Wilmington where you are well placed for visiting the attractive town of Williamstown in the Berkshires.
Wilmington 2 nights

Day 11: Mystic (Connecticut)
South through Massachusetts and into Connecticut and the historic fishing village of Mystic, home to the last surviving whaling vessel. The surrounding villages have several sea Captain’s homes, lighthouses and lobster shacks as well as speciality restaurants. From here you can visit New York City for the day; there is a regular train service.
Mystic 2 nights

Day 13: Cape Cod (Massachusetts)
Depart Mystic for Cape Cod, stopping off at Newport, Rhode Island which is Famous for its late 19th century Gilded Age mansions. Built by America’s aristocracy, these treasure houses are full of gilt, marble paintings and antiques. Explore the beaches and picturesque fishing ports of Cape Cod or take the 45-minute ferry ride over to Martha’s Vineyard or to the old whaling port of Nantucket. Hyannis Port is the main town with a much-visited museum and memorial to John F Kennedy and Falmouth is the picture perfect village. Enjoy a whale watch boat trip from Barnstable or Provincetown.
Cape Cod 2 nights

Day 14: Depart Boston
Drive back to Boston taking time to explore Plimoth Plantation, a living museum depicting Pilgrim life in 1627. Drop off you car at the airport in time for your evening overnight flight back to the UK.

New England - NE foliage

Little Gems

Little Gems

Shearer Hill Farm’s baked apples for breakfast have to be one of the greatest delights of this itinerary – you have to try them!!

What our clients say

Client Feedback

‘We’ve been back a couple of weeks now but just thought I’d write to say how

much we enjoyed our trip to New England. Really enjoyed Boston and all of
the other places we visited. We saw lots of spectacular ‘fall’ colour
throughout the trip – although some of the locals were saying autumn had
come early this year. Also enjoyed some very warm (75F) and sunny weather
when we got to Cape Cod, a nice end to the trip. Of the places we stayed we
really enjoyed the Adair Country Inn, Shearer Hill Farm and the Platinum
Pebble – great places and superb hosts at all.  Everything went seamlessly
with the arrangements throughout the trip – all very much appreciated.

Starting to think about next year!

Many thanks & best regards

John & Donna Savage’

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