Autumn Colours

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Autumn Colours
As autumn arrives, admire the fiery foliage flames of New England on your fall tour from Beantown to the rocky headlands of Maine. Scenic drives along Kancamagus Highway, ice-cream tastings and insight into the nature of this beautiful corner of the U.S. is the best way to spend this season.
Sightseeing highlights
  • Explore Waterbury, Naturalist Guide in North Conway, Lobster Presentation and Wabanaki Storyteller in Bar Harbor
  • Visit Nubble Lighthouse, Kennebunkport, Acadia National Park and Lexington Battle Green Park, Boston Commons and Stowe
  • View The Green Mountains, Mount Washington, White Mountains National Forest and Cadillac Mountain
  • Scenic Drive along the Kancamagus Highway, Route 100, a classic Vermont drive that stretches from Canada to Massachusetts
  • Scenic Cruise along Lake Champlain
Iconic Experience
  • Burlington: Sit back and relax on a relaxing cruise on Lake Champlain as you gaze out at the shore and the changing colours of the leaves. Lake Champlain is an important international waterway between New York City’s harbour and the lower St. Lawrence with ports in Burlington, Vermont, and Rouses Point, Plattsburgh, and Port Henry, New York. You’ll be in the heart of it all, seeing the colours in the valley between the Adirondack and Green mountains.
  • North Conway: From brilliant foliage to tumbling waterfalls, New Hampshire is an endless playground. Join an easy paced guided hike to Diana's Baths - a series of small waterfalls located in the south-eastern corner of the town of Bartlett, within the White Mountain National Forest. You’ll love embracing the natural scenic beauty walking through this serene setting of rocks, ledges, falls and pools in the brook led by your knowledgeable guide.
  • North Conway: The fall colours of New England spring to life on the Kancamagus Highway, a 34.5-mile scenic drive along Rt. 112 in Northern New Hampshire known as one of the best fall foliage viewing areas in the country. Designated an American Scenic Byway, the Kancamagus Scenic Byway cuts through the White Mountain National Forest treating you with views of the White Mountains, the Swift River, Sabbaday Falls, Lower Falls and Rocky Gorge -- reaching an elevation of just under 3,000 feet at its highest point at Kancamagus Pass.
  • Acadia National Park: Acadia National Park, the first National Park established East of the Mississippi and home to Cadillac Mountain, the highest point along the Atlantic Seaboard. Stop at Hulls Cove Visitor Center before traveling along the Cadillac Summit Loop Trail to the top of Cadillac Mountain. You’ll beat the crowds, admiring the colors of the leaves as your Travel Director circles back to what you’ve learning during the Wabanaki Storytelling. Reflect on how this area is the homeland of the Wabanaki people.
  • Bar Harbor: There’s no better way to experience Maine than on a scenic drive. On your coastal drive to Nubble Lighthouse, embrace the power of the Atlantic and the salty breeze. Stop in Kennebunkport, a charming coastal gem known for its picturesque beaches, historic architecture and relaxed seaside ambiance that invites you to savour fresh seafood, explore quaint shops and unwind by the ocean. When you arrive, feel like you’re standing at the edge of the Earth as the waves roll in. Snap a picture of this quintessential Maine lighthouse, built in 1879 on a tiny, off-shore island, or 'nubble,' in York. Admire the Victorian keeper's house with gingerbread trim and a lantern with miniature cast-iron lighthouses on its railing.
Dive Into Culture
  • Boston: Boston's colonial past comes to life as you walk portions of the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile-long path that encompasses significant locations to the history of the United States. Your Travel Director leads you on this mostly brick path that winds from Boston Common downtown through the North End to the Bunker Hill Monument passing through Paul Revere’s House and the Old North Church, enriching your visit with all of their insights into the local history. You’ll love this walk through history visiting sites dating back to the 1600s as well as those like Faneuil Hall which has now become a gathering spot for locals.
  • Bar Harbor: Join a Local Specialist and naturalist for a one-of-a-kind look into lobster fishing, marine ecology and local ecosystems. After you’ve gotten an understanding of this fascinating industry, savour a traditional New England lobster dinner.  It’s a fascinating window into the Maine Lobster fishery, one of the oldest continually operated industries in North America, with the first documented catch dating back to the 1600s. Maine is the largest lobster-producing state in the nation harvesting over 100 million pounds of lobster each year.