Fall is a dynamic season: students return to school; the leaves change from their usual shades of green to a mixture of red, orange, yellow, and brown; and the dense heat and sticky humidity of summer are replaced by cool, Autumn breezes. But, despite the beautiful changes to the foliage, many people have difficulty finding time to get out and truly enjoy these seasonal trademarks. Thankfully for them, TakeTours.com makes booking fall getaways as easy and stress-free as sitting down to a warm slice of pumpkin pie and a mug of hot apple cider, so you can always find the perfect tour through the mountains and forests of New England for you and your family. Below, we have included a few tours that will immerse you in the beauty of Autumnal New England.
Vermont Maple Tours
The name “Vermont” comes from French, meaning “Green Mountain,” the name of the state’s famous mountain range. However, Vermont might as well mean “the land of maple syrup,” as it produces more of this sweet, sticky syrup that we love on our pancakes than any other state in the country. Foodies with a sweet-tooth and nature-lovers alike will relish the opportunity to tour an authentic Vermont maple farm in the heart of the Green Mountain forests. One of the tours to this region also includes visits to Lake Champlain, the Adirondack Mountains, and the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory (an excellent souvenir for children!), making this the perfect immersive tour of the fall in the Northeast. This particular Vermont tour departs from New York and starts at $125 per person.
Mount Washington Cog Railway
Changing states and colors, the White Mountains of New Hampshire are an equally picturesque range of peaks, the most famous of which is 6,288-foot Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the Northeast. This tour will drive passengers North from Boston to experience the trademark feature of this mountain: the cog railway – a special track system that allows locomotives to travel along steep, elevated tracks – that traverses its slopes, offering visitors the most scenic views of the region and the most relaxing journey to the summit of Mount Washington and back. For $66, you can take this exciting 1-day tour of Mount Washington.
Mount Desert Island
This island off the coast of Maine is home to incredible Acadia National Park and combines mountains, quintessential New England forests, scenic coastlines, and lakeshores. Customers can purchase tours to Acadia that depart from New York City. Those who wish to see animals in their natural habitats will take delight in the opportunity to see the many black bears, deer, moose, and many Northeastern seabirds that stalk these forested regions. After a deep exploration in the wilderness, visitors to Acadia should head over to Bar Harbor, a typical coastal New England fishing town that looks as if it came to life from a postcard, where visitors can enjoy any of the fine seafood restaurants and bars, or partake in any of the annual cultural events scheduled for the season. You can book this 3-day tour of Maine from New York for $152 per person.
Remember – these are only a few of the options available to you. Visit TakeTours.com for even more ideas on how to experience the vibrant colors and overwhelming beauty of Autumn in the Northeast, but book now before this colorful season passes you by!