New England is a beautiful place practically designed for the perfect summer road trip. When you’re ready to get out on the road, the Northeastern U.S. has a plethora of options from which to choose.
From mountainous scenes to the sandy beaches, New England is filled with endless opportunity. Make this year’s summer road trip one to remember. Here are a few of the best places to visit on your exploration of New England.
Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway, Maine
If you’re looking for a beautiful byway to traverse, the Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway won’t leave you feeling wanton. This 50-mile tire trek will reveal picturesque lakeside scenes, and naturally transform into mountainous masterpieces unlike any other.
Keep your eyes peeled for the various wildlife that take refuge in the area. You can spot moose, bear, and bobcats while simply driving the route.
Housatonic Valley/The Quiet Corner, Connecticut
Connecticut has a whole lot of fun potential to be such a small state. There’s far more to do than you can probably imagine. Just keep the fun legal, as the Connecticut law doesn’t play games. Keep your cruise control set, and cruise with confidence through the beautiful sights of this truly unique place.
There are old-school covered bridges, waterfalls, and so much more eye candy to enjoy. Take a drive down Route 7 along the Housatonic River, and you’ll get a peek at the best of western Connecticut.
Boston Public Gardens’ Lagoon, Massachusetts
Massachusetts follows suit with variation in its landscape, as you can enjoy the beach life one day and big city fun the next. Cape Cod has more than a hundred different beaches to explore. Cape Cod also has superb minigolf and a drive-in movie theater.
Head to Boston to check out the Boston Public Gardens’ Lagoon, and take a ride on a swan boat. You can also schedule to go out on a whale watching ride run by the New England Aquarium.
North Hampton/Portsmouth, New Hampshire
You can always catch good vibes along the shores of North Hampton. The boardwalk grants visitors the excitement of nightly fireworks and the occasional blessing of live music.
Portsmouth is another excellent stop spot in New Hampshire. You can check out classic workshops, gardens, museums, and the riverside setting of Prescott Park.
Shore of Dreams, Rhode Island
The Shore of Dreams in Rhode Island is the best choice of road trips for those who are looking to get a little closer to their special someone. This 25 mile stretch of road will present you with plenty of opportunities to create a romantic moment for your girl/guy, and snapshot some lasting memories.