There definitely is a sadness associated with that last pre-Labor Day walk on the beach. A whole season and all its beauty has seemed to vanish as in an instant . Yet with dependable regularity we know that right behind the beautiful sparkling sunshine of summer comes September and October ‘s bright blue skies and a myriad of colorful leaves beneath. Fall is a glorious season, even if we know that snow may be next on the docket . For a few months we can enjoy this perfect season of color. Fall foliage tips in New England allow you the opportunity to see that autumn beauty from one end of the region to the other.
Week Long Adventure Have you got a week to spend luxuriating in fall foliage beauty? If so, then you may want to check out what is offered by Escorted Fall Foliage Tours in their 8 day Package through New England.
In one week you are invited to take in the breathtaking color New England as well as the many historic and cultural sites along the way. The tour begins in Boston travels across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts then heads to Vermont , takes you to New Hampshire, finishes up in Maine and returns you to Boston. Along the way you will enjoy in depth tours through historic Boston, the scenic Green Mountains of Vermont and the neighboring White Mountains of New Hampshire. You will also enjoy orientation tours in Woodstock and Stowe Vermont, Kennebunkport, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. And of course traveling in autumn will mean that all you visit will be seen against the backdrop of magnificent color.
Escorted Tours offers you an experienced tour guide , luxury air conditioned coach and a group size that will never exceed forty people . The foliage tour package includes first class hotels which include the Omni Parker House in Boston, the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, the North Conway Grand and the Sheraton Harborside in Kennebunkport. Your tour provides 7 full breakfasts, 3 hotel dinners and one highlight dinner in Portsmouth, NH.
There are a lot of special features during your eight days away but among the most memorable may be the many tastes of New England that you will savor. When your trip is done you will remember the beauty of the foliage and the history that you learned but you will also remember the great cheese, cider, ice cream and lobster that provided their own tasty addition to your trip. For more information about this tour contact www.escortedfallfolliagetours.com.
Grand Autumn New England Tour. Got a little more time and money that you can part with? You might want to consider a rather extended version of the tour above. The Grand Autumn New England tour , also offered via Escorted Fall Foliage Tours website actually begins in New York City. Lying just across the board from western New England, New York State can easily continue the foliage theme.
Tour members will spend the first day riding north from New York City until they reach Lake Placid . They will put themselves in position for for a great ferry ride across Lake Champlain into New England. The chance to be on the ferry looking out across the water to see majestic color at every angle is really a spectacular view.
The Grand Autumn New England tour will include a stay at the Trapp Family Lodge, passage through the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. A wonderful stretch of road that will do its best to take your breath away is the scenic Kancamagus Byway. This extension of road passes along small falls, gorges and beautiful water over rocks scenery all set against the exquisite fall foliage backdrop. People come from miles away just to ride along this roadway. It’s all part of your package and you don’t have to watch the road.
The downeast state of Maine is next on tap and you will remember your time their for at least two reasons the tasty Maine lobster and the breathtaking beauty of Boothbay Harbor. Massachusetts gives you its best shot. In the Baystate you will get to indulge your interest in history with time spent in historic Boston and Plimouth Plantation. The Grand Autumn Tour is so grand that it doesn’t leave a single New England State out of the action. The tour spends its final day along the seacoast at Newport, RI and Mystic Seaport, CT . Both of these towns are historic gems but they also allow you to close out your trip with memories of fall colors and beautiful open waters. Quite a combination. The Grand Autumn New England Tour ends where it began, in New York City .
An Escape Weekend, or Mid Week . Okay, so you don’t have a week or more to spend but you do want a taste of the beauty of fall foliage. A great place to enjoy the fall colors, experience some excellent recreational options and just plain get away can be found in Maine at Sebago Lake. Put a few miles on your car and take yourself up country to Point Sebago Resort in Casco Maine. You can enjoy the foliage all the way there and back and savor every moment of your time at Sebago Lake.
Well known as a Maine summer recreational area Point Sebago Resort also offers exceptional packages for weekends and during September and October for mid week excursions. So come for those few days that you can fit into your schedule.
You probably won’t be interested in swimming but the presence of this picture perfect lake may entice you to enjoy other waterfront activities. There is great, actually nationally known, salmon fishing here. But you will also find the opportunity to rent all kinds of watercraft like motor boats, pontoon boats, kayaks and canoes. You can spend a good portion of any day touring the lake and drinking in the impressive ring of color that extends around it. There are special golf and fishing packages you may wish to consider. If you happen to take your getaway during the days between Sept. 30- Oct. 7 then you will also be in position to enjoy the annual Fryeburg Fair. This mega fair has been operating for the last 150 years and includes rides, games, food, livestock, racing and just an incredible melange of activities for all ages.
Point Sebago Resort is there with accommodations that will satisfy your tastes and not overly cramp your budget. Available are vacation homes , resort cottages, park homes on the lake and also wooded RV sites. You pick the time, the number of days you can spend and what you can afford and don’t miss out on a fall foliage trip in New England.
The peak color season in New England is short but extremely sweet . Don’t miss out this year, like you maybe did last year, and the year before that and… Well you get the point. New England beckons!