Explore a serene shoreline drive, George Washington’s Delaware River crossing in 1776, delightful mill buildings, canoeing, hiking, biking, and antique shops.
Nestled just over an hour between Philadelphia and New York, this serene shoreline drive along the Delaware River is amazingly remote for such a densely populated place. This drive starts in Trenton, at the State House of New Jersey, on Route 29 north. About 8 miles down the path, turn right on Route 546 to visit Washington Crossing State Park, site of George Washington’s Delaware River crossing in 1776. As you drive through the park, a 22-mile waterway is visible, which leads to a canal that is neatly contained within the Raritan and Delaware Canal State Park.
Back on Route 29, stop to catch a view of the gorgeous brick facades of Read more . . .
See more than 270 lakes and ponds, a 350-year-old canoe, Abenaki Indian artwork, a museum, a wildlife sanctuary, and federal and colonial-style homes.
The best way to view New Hampshire‘s Squam Lake is to lease the movie “On Golden Pond.” This lovely lake, populated by rich summer-dwellers for many generations, has limited public access. Nevertheless, the Lakes Country has more than 270 ponds and lakes, including Lake Winnipesaukee, the nation’s largest, as well as the Ossipee Mountains, so a drive through the region will hardly disappoint you. Beginning in Ashland, follow U.S. 3 north toward Holderness along the north shore of Little Squam Lake.
One of New Hampshire‘s newest covered bridges (constructed in 1990) spans the Squam River on the lake’s west side. Just south of Holderness is the Science Center of New Hampshire, a museum and wildlife sanctuary that Read more . . .
Enjoy autumnal leaves, hikes and mountain bike rides, public campgrounds, a dramatic waterfall cascading into a narrow flume, and Loon Mountain.
The best and worst time to drive the Kancamagus Highway is in the autumn, when you’ll more than expected to be caught in a convoy of tour buses loaded with “leaf peepers,” all appreciating the fury of color along this mountainous road. The west-to-east route winds through New Hampshire’s White Mountains, climbing to almost 3,000 feet up Mount Kancamagus. Be ready to stop as the road has plenty of opportunities for hikes and mountain bike rides. The tour will take you from the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln to the Saco River in Conway. Begin at Lincoln’s Visitor Information Center, and drive the Kancamagus Highway (designated NH 112) east. You’ll see the Loon Mountain Recreation Area, one of the country’s top ski areas and, off-season, a great spot for a picnic. There are also lots of public campgrounds. Read more . . .
Travel here to see forested wilderness and historic towns, beautiful hiking trails, the birthplace of Susan B. Anthony, and enjoy the region’s rich arts scene with local and famous actors, and a museum of contemporary art.
The Mohawk Trail, from central Massachusetts to the Berkshires on the western part of the state, was at one time a simple footpath used by Native Americans for socializing, trading, and hunting. Over the years, the route was gradually paved and widened. What is now designated Massachusetts Route Two will take you through forested wilderness and historic towns, and along the way introduce you to the region’s wealthy arts scene. The trip begins in the town of Greenfield, originally part of nearby Deerfield. Deerfield lies just to the south on U.S. Route five. Historic Deerfield is a community of fourteen beautifully preserved and restored homes from the 18th and 19th Centuries and is well worth a visit. Read more . . .
See pretty forests, lakes, mountains, and charming towns of New England, giant cheese, beautiful gorge, birds, an aquarium, and a lovely waterfall.
On the western side of Massachusetts, bordering New York, is a region known as the Berkshires. It’s actually a county comprising some of the prettiest lakes, forests, mountains and towns in New England. This trip will take you through the central Berkshires, an area filled with lush forests on top of quaint New England towns.
The exciting tour begins and ends in Pittsfield. Don’t let the name trick you: it’s a quintessential idyllic New England town. Before you start your drive, stop at the Read more . . .