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Gastronomical journey

Home of the craft beverage, historic Stowe is recognised for its breweries, wineries and distilleries; experience a behind-the-scenes tour savouring seasonal beers and award-winning wines paired with gourmet cheeses. In charming Cape Cod, explore the independent restaurants of Hyannis upon a bespoke Foodie Tour, enjoying everything from authentic Brazilian cuisine to woodfired pizza. As well as farm-to-fork dining experiences, Vermont is revered for its maple syrup; discover how this sweet nectar is made at the Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks.

Seaside endeavours

Steeped in natural beauty, the captivating peninsula of Cape Cod attracts sailors, whale-watchers, beach dwellers and everything in between. Try your hand at sailing on-board a private luxury yacht, before savouring an exquisite Champagne brunch and exploring the area’s quaint boutiques and galleries the following day. In historic Maine, join a private lobster excursion around Casco Bay, passing picturesque lighthouses as you try to make your catch. From charming Nantucket to Martha’s Vineyard, the opportunities for whale-watching are bountiful.

Seasonal foliage

New England delights at every turn, but it is at its most magnificent in autumn. Regarded as one of the best spots for viewing the autumn colours, Kent Falls State Park in Connecticut is a place of pure serenity, with its gently cascading waterfall and dense woodlands. For one of the best views of this area, hike atop Cobble Mountain in Macedonia Brook State Park to witness the golden foliage from up high. On Lake Champlain, enjoy a scenic boat tour across America’s largest freshwater lake, discovering the area’s rich history as you admire the autumnal scenery from the water.

Adventurous outdoors

Whatever your favourite outdoor pleasures, New England is sure to offer them in abundance, be it gentle strolls around manicured gardens, mountain biking, zip lining, canopy tours or delving into the rich history of the six states that comprise New England. Hikers and skiers will revel in the remarkable landscapes across Vermont, whilst those seeking adventure on the water head to Cape Cod’s Barnstable Harbor for scenic kayaking. The winding gravel tracks leading through Maine’s Acadia National Park offer the perfect terrain for mountain biking, with horseback riding and rock-climbing also popular in the area. Relaxing and exhilarating in equal measures, a hot air balloon ride over Vermont’s Quechee Gorge proffers breathtaking vistas.

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