Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011
A land tour of New England in the fall is spectacular, covering less ground than a cruise perhaps, but providing a closer, more in-depth look at the area.
Tours often begin with sightseeing in Boston, the "cradle of American liberty," before continuing on to Lexington and Concard, where travelers have the opportunity to follow the path of Paul Revere's legendary ride.
Architecture reminiscent of Norman Rockwells, a native to the area, abounds. For an in-depth look at the area's impact on his work, visit the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.
Calm Lake Placid in upstate New York, site of the 1980 Winter Olympics, offers a peacfeul escape from the big city, while the trip into Vermont instantly calls into minds of ice cream lovers, the sweet richness of New & Jerry's.
In New Hampshire, venture onboard a ship for a cruise of the island-speckled Lake Winnipesaukee, the sixth-largest natural lake in America, at the foothills of the glorious White Mountains.
While some land tours don't get as far north as Bar Harbour in Main, the same fresh lobster and brillian autumnal foliage can be found in Kennebunkport. Here, secluded Goose Rocks Beach sprawls for three miles.