Video:How to Plan a Driving Tour Through New Englandwith Kaytie Sproul
Learn how to plan a driving tour through New England by following these helpful tips. Here, see ideas for planning a driving tour through New England any time of year.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Plan a Driving Tour Through New EnglandHi I'm Kaytie Sproul, here for About.com and today were going to take a look at some good ways to plan a driving tour through New England.
First Tip for Planning a Driving Tour Through New EnglandThe first thing to be done when planning a driving tour through any area is determining how much how time you have. This will help you to better map out your must see destinations. New England stretches nearly 800 miles, so if you are on a driving tour you’ll need to make some choices regarding where to go and what to do.
Locations to Consider When Planning a Driving Tour Through New EnglandHere’s a look at some locations to consider throughout New England. Connecticut sits at the base of New England and is a logical launching point for a tour of the region. Autumn is a fantastic time to drive through all of the New England states including Connecticut. If you happen to enjoy wine, take a day and travel the Connecticut Wine Trail, where you can enjoy beautiful colors of fall while sipping on the some of the region's best wines If a historic route is more your speed, take Route 169. It's a designated National Scenic Byway and takes you past over 180 structures that predate 1855!
The next state on your driving tour through New England is Massachusetts. It doesn’t get much more New England than Cape Cod and whether you’re lounging at a resort facing the Nantucket Sound or visiting President Kennedy’s hometown of Hyannis Port, you’re sure to find plenty of see and do on this 160 mile route. To get a better look at some of New England’s famous foliage, be sure to visit the Berkshires. This historic region is home to the historic Mohawk Trail, where one can see the landscape that has make New England famous. Traveling further north you enter Vermont and New Hampshire.
Passing through Vermont's Bennington County travelers a chance to see some of the historic covered bridges of the region. Many of which date back to the mid 1800's. If you happen to make your way into New Hampshire, a trip to one of the dozen accessible waterfalls in the Mt. Washington Valley is a must! North of New Hampshire sits Maine, the upper most state in the New England region.
Maine offers plenty of leaf peeping opportunities. The Portland to Rangeley Lake driving tour along Route 17 offers majestic views of lakes and mountains know as the Height of Land. While the Georgetown island fall foliage loop offers views of Maine’s majestic coastline as well as many leaf peeping opportunities.
Why Plan a Driving Tour Through New England?Few areas of the United States possess the unique mixture of breathtaking landscapes, historical significance, and quaint charm like New England. Driving from Connecticut, through Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire, then up to Maine, offers the traveler a unique opportunity to experience the great sites and specialties unique to the area. It’ll be a journey you won’t soon forget.
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