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    Default New England (little)roadtrip

    I'm looking for a one week roundrtip across New England (start & back to NYC).
    What do you think about this itinerary:NYC>Saranac Lake(NY)>Rutland(VT)>

    I'm not sure for Rutland & Concord stops(is there anything to see?) but I'm sur for NY>VT>NH>MA>CT>NY

    Thanks for your comments and suggestions.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default New England Threads

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    As current, former, or almost New Englanders, Gen, Mass_Tim and I have written a number of posts on tours of that area, covering everything from a few days to a few weeks. Let me start by listing a few threads (with links) that I think are most like what you have in mind.

    New York City To Maine Road Trip
    Fall in Northern New England (follow the link to "New England With Mom")
    Road trip in the New England areas
    Any itineraries for 3 days around Boston/New England?
    Maine road trip

    If, after reading these, you still have questions (or have even more!), please ask. Obviously we love talking about this neck of the woods.


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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Western/Central Massachusetts

    Default Olde New England

    The distances in New England are not too difficult to traverse over the course of a day, so a week-long trip in the area will allow you good time to take in a lot of the scenery. You can take in everything from back-woods, out of the way locations all the way up to the grandeur of the Newport Mansions.

    Boston and Providence are good cities to take a walk around, Boston with its many years of history (relative to the young age of the nation), and Providence with its East coast USA take on the canals of Italy, a city that has turned itself around in the last 15 years.

    Your itinerary, however, leaves out the beautiful coast of Maine. While this area is busy in the Summertime, it is well worth the trip.

    While there, you can check out Eartha - which I am happy to report has been repaired and is spinning once again. Spend some time watching the world turn - it is quite mesmerizing.

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    Thank you very much for your informations!
    You know,your website (& forum) is the best!
    It's not my first roundtrip in U.S,(last year it was a coast to coast from NYC to SF),At each time,the only place I'd found good informations is here !
    Thank you again AZBuck & Mass Tim !

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    Join Date
    May 2007
    Central California

    Default Lots along the way

    Here are some favorites, mostly historic...

    Van Courtland Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

    Saratoga Battlefield, Stillwater, NY

    Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, NY

    Hancock Shaker Village, west of Pittsfield, MA

    Sterling Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA (unique Monet exhibit this summer)

    Lost River Gorge, North Woodstock, NH

    Saint-Gaudens NHS south of Lebanon, NH (home and studio of famous early American artist)

    Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, NH

    Saugus Iron Works, Saugus, MA

    Any and all historic places in Boston, Lexington and Concord

    Plimoth Plantation/Mayflower II, Plymouth, MA

    Slater Mill, Pawtucket, RI

    As I've mentioned before, my wife and I just finished a book on places to see related to early American history with much in the Northeast.

    Have a blast,

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  6. Default New England roadtrip

    Hi -

    I love New England and I agree with Mass Tim that Maine is a wonderful place and shouldn't be missed if at all possible. I especially liked Bar Harbor and the Acadia National Park. Beautiful scenery!

    I also enjoyed driving through the Berkshires in western Mass.

    Have a wonderful trip.

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    Yes. If you miss Maine, you miss out. There is some great scenery up north in Maine, but for the most part, much of it is down south. Bar Harbor and Acadia are great suggestions. At the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the sun rises before anywhere else in the U.S if you're into that. The lighthouse in Portland is a must-see as well.

    Take care. Any questions, I live in ME, I'd be happy to answer them.

  8. Default Coastal New England

    It depends what you like but coastal New England is really spectacular. You might want to skip Cape Cod and the islands during the high season, but Cape Ann and surroundings are worth seeing - Gloucester, Rockport, and Salem. Beautiful beaches, working harbors, and lots of history! Coastal Maine more rugged but astonishingly beautiful. If I were you, I would skip everything inland and just do the coastal towns -- but that's just me. I love the ocean!

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