Discover New England
Explore 5 states bursting with rich history, colorful culture and iconic landscapes
In the northeastern USA, you’ll find a region bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and verdant mountains on another. And in between, you’ll find important historical sites, cultural attractions, fascinating cities, scenic villages and outdoor adventures at every turn.
Discover New England encompasses five states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Here, the scenery ranges from white-sand beaches and rocky cliffs to brilliant fall foliage, tranquil blue lakes and snowy mountain views. These landscapes are prime locations for outdoor exploration, including hiking, biking, whitewater rafting and endless winter sports, as well as wildlife spotting. After your adventures, refuel with New England’s culinary staples such as real maple syrup, wild blueberries, cranberries, fresh lobster, clams (especially in clam chowder!), oysters and craft beer.
New England is truly a four-season destination. Many visitors come for classic summer fun on the beach or in the mountains, or to gaze at spectacular fall foliage. Winter welcomes with ski resorts and city sightseeing as the landscape shifts to a snowy wonderland. Late spring is a wonderful time for traveling among fewer crowds while the countryside comes back to life. No matter the time of year, small towns offer shops, galleries, restaurants and outfitters who can equip you with bikes, kayaks, canoes, tours and more.
Explore New England States
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From the ocean to the mountains, Massachusetts offers extraordinarily rich experiences in cities and nature all year-round.
Must-see New England Destinations
The Berkshires, Massachusetts
White Mountains, New Hampshire
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Acadia National Park, Maine
Newport, Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island
New England Trip Ideas
Discover New England Experiences
Discover why visitors travel back to these five New England states again and again.
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