Made up of six U.S. states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont), New England is a region of immense diversity.
Bounded by Canada to the north and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, there are rivers, lakes, towering forests, mountain ranges, and pastoral farmland.
Set along dramatic rocky coastlines and sandy beaches, New England has much to offer. Be sure to visit Bar Harbor, Maine, the gateway to the mountains and cliffs of Acadia National Park. The park is home to Cadillac Mountian, the highest point on the United States East Coast, and has a landscape of woodlands, rocky beaches, and glacier-scoured granite peaks. With restaurants and shops, this bayside town is a popular tourist spot in New England.
Don’t miss the chance to visit the city of Newport on Aquidneck Island in the state of Rhode Island. For many years, Newport was host to America’s Cup, a renowned annual sailing regatta. Stroll into the past with a walk down Bellevue Avenue lined with Gilded Age mansions, some of which have been turned into museums.
When you stop at Portland, Maine, you will find a mixture of artistic and outdoor adventures. While Portland boasts the latest tech, fashion, and culinary scenes, there is a deep connection to the past. The lighthouses that dot the coastline help anchor Portland to its English settlers and give travelers a glimpse into the history of Maine.