What to Do in New England

Trips in the White Mountains (NH), Cape Cod (MA), Boston and Coast (MA), Berkshires (MA), Green Mountains (VT), Connecticut Coast, Maine Coast, Maine Mountains, and Rhode Island.

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New England: The Bucket List

Sailing on Penobscto Bay

Sailing Maine’s Penobscot Bay on a Timberwind Music Cruise

I am sitting on Warren Island in Maine's Penobscot Bay, watching a mountain of lobsters redden on an open fire. Bob Tassi -- ship captain, Grammy-award winning recording engineer, and musician -- is playing songs written by his grandfather on the accordion. In the protected waters to the east of ...
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The Boston Pops warm up in the Tanglewood Shed.

Picnicking and Concert-Going at Tanglewood in the Massachusetts Berkshires

In some ways, it's a perfectly ordinary night at Tanglewood: We've got a picnic and a blanket and a bottle of wine, and so does everyone around us. The sky is a flawless summer blue, the lawn is a deep, well-tended summer green. But the 250-acre grounds situated just past ...
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Cresson Covered Bridge in Swanzey, NH (Stillman Rogers Photo)

A Fall Foliage Tour of Covered Bridges in Southwestern New Hampshire

Suspended in a cloud of red, orange and yellow foliage, a covered bridge -- the most cherished of New England icons – becomes a metaphor for everything autumn.  A covered bridge tour ranks right up there with apple picking and pumpkin carving as a seasonal rite. In Your Bucket Because... Nothing ...
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Gala Apples at Allyson's Orchard in Walpole, NH (Stillman Rogers Photo)

Foliage and Harvest Tour of New Hampshire’s Connecticut River Valley

Each fall, two powerful urges draw me to drive along the broad fertile valley where the Connecticut River separates my native New Hampshire from neighboring Vermont. The first is to satisfy my soul with valley views brilliantly painted in fall colors. The second is more practical, but equally soul-satisfying: to ...
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New England: Travel Facts

Main International Airport: Boston. Other airports: Bradley (Hartford/Springfield), Manchester-Boston (NH), Burlington (VT), Bangor (ME).
Currency: U.S. dollars.
Population: 14,400,000.
Capitals: Boston, Massachusetts. Hartford, Connecticut. Montpelier, Vermont. Augusta, Maine. Providence, Rhode Island. Concord, New Hampshire.
Climate: Northern temperate. Increasingly long and snowy winters as you go north and/or gain elevation . Temperate summers.
Languages: English. French is spoken in some pockets near the Quebec border.
More facts: U.S. immigration and tourism visas are explained by the U.S. Department of State.
Time zone: Standard time for New England = UTC – 5. See World Clock for seasonal adjustments.