From Massachusetts to the eastern townships of Quebec, there is a large range of diverse attractions and activities. Massachusetts best known for its Salem witch-trials and Maine for its beautiful lighthouses and delicious seafood, there is something to delight even the most picky of travelers. Here are some places you just have to see on your East Coast road trip:
As one of America’s most historically rich states, Massachusetts boasts a wide range of historical landmarks. It is home to the USS Constitution, the oldest warfare ship still afloat, the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum and Battleship Cove. These ships are sure to astound history buffs and everyone else. While you’re soaking up America’s rich culture, check out Old City Hall and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. If you’re just looking to stretch your legs, and enjoy the great outdoors, visit Berkshire East- one of the top zip lining destinations in America, or bask in the beautiful scenery of Ashintully Gardens in Tyringham.
While driving through Vermont, plan on stopping for a few days in beautiful Stowe. This mountain town offers activities including: spa visits, mountain climbing, museums and kayaking. There is, undeniably, something for everyone here. If your trip is during the winter months, Vermont also offers a variety of ski resorts. Bundle up and have some fun on the slopes.
This state is home of the White Mountains- a place like no other. Nestled in the White Mountains you’ll find nothing but adventures. If you’re looking for a roller coaster or just a quiet place to golf, you have chosen wisely. Before you leave, take a relaxing ride on the Conway Scenic Railroad or a peaceful tour of Flume Gorge.
While visiting this easternmost state, be sure to check out the stunning views of Casco Bay and Acadia National Park. Next, pay a visit to Old Port in Portland. Complete with cobblestone roads and 19th century fishing piers, this district may look old fashioned, but it is most well known for its edgy nightlife. The area is filled with restaurants, bars and boutiques, ready to serve you. While this town may suck you in, don’t forget, a visit to Maine would not be complete without taking a lighthouse tour at The Portland or West Quoddy Headlight- two of the most famous Maine lighthouses.
Eastern townships in the province of Quebec
This area is best known for its beauty and attractions. Complete with peaks and valleys, these townships are a sight for sore eyes. Visit any one, or five, of the twenty-seven fabulous vineyards along the official Eastern townships Wine Route. After you’ve tasted enough grapes, pay a visit to the beautiful marsh Marais Réal-D.-Carbonneau and be sure to visit Fondissimo for exquisite French cuisine. Next, visit the 1843 Bishop’s University and St. Mark’s chapel distinguished by its beautiful stained glass windows and carved wooden pews.
No matter if you’re visiting one state or all of them, the upper east coast is a playground waiting to be explored.