New England Adventures
Collected by Andi Fisher, AFAR Local Expert
Although I have spent very little time there, New England calls to me. It seems to have the perfect combination of four seasons, fantastic seafood and lots of activities in the great outdoors, whether that be mountains, lakes or the sea. I want to do an extensive trip to explore more and these highlights are some of the things I'd like to do and see.
1986 Western Rd, Warren, ME 04864, USA
I have lived in Mid-Coast Maine for quite a while now, and I saw the hand painted signs for Beth's Farm Market for easily several years before I finally went there to see for myself what they might have in store. I can't believe I waited so long!...
12 Captain Strout Cir, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, USA
Chances are that when you think of a lighthouse, the image that pops into your head is the iconic Portland Head Light. The tapered white tower on the end of a rocky cape buffeted by crashing waves? Yup, that’s the one. The adjacent...
Portland, ME, USA
Whether you go for the traditional lobster roll or not, Portland, Maine is a little city with plenty of delicious food to offer. One of our favorites is J's Oyster House. J’s Oyster House is situated right on the water. The building looks like its...
354 Goose Rocks Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA
Hidden Pond blends Maine cottage living with its own quirky, Instagram-worthy take on luxury. The enclave of 14 colorful one- and two-bedroom clapboard bungalows is spread over 60 acres of birch groves and balsam fir, just a 10-minute drive from...
South Portland, ME, USA
After having just visited the Portland Head Lighthouse, I was on a mission to find a good lobster roll. I think I must have sifted through pages of reviews on yelp, but I finally settled on a small truck in the Fort Williams Park. What can I say,...
Otter Cove, Maine, USA
Hike down Otter Cove, some of the best rock climbing in the Eastern United States (and some trails that can be hiked up and down carefully without gear) to get great views of the Gulf of Maine. Nearby Monument Cove also offers some incredible...
40 Bowery Beach Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, USA
From the pastry chef’s freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies for the turn down service, to the signature blue and white weather card I received indicating that the next morning was going to be “38 degrees, with a slight chance of showers,” I knew...
233 Union Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076, USA
Fall foliage in New England is nothing short of spectacular. The color change begins usually in early October, and by middle of the month the landscape is filled with vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow. Whether it be Hwy 87 along the Hudson...
1868 N 116 Rd, Bristol, VT 05443, USA
Vermont is unparalleled in its awesome splendor. The pure simplicity and beauty of the place is astounding. It's a bit like going back in time - a time when people were simpler and with purer intentions and needs. Everyone here seems to be a...
141 Port Rd, Kennebunk, ME 04043, USA
A favorite place of mine to stay in the Kennebunks is the renovated Inn at English Meadows. Proprietors Liz and Eric Brodar remodeled the historic building with an eye for enhancing the traditional architecture juxtaposed with clean lines, a soft...
180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
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