Autumn in New England

Fall Colours of Vermont and New Hampshire

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Saranac Lake, New York

Today we begin a relaxing tour to the New England states of Vermont and New Hampshire. Crossing the border, we travel east through the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. Our destination is the quaint village of Saranac Lake. Dinner is included this evening. (D)

Day 2 Waterbury, Vermont

We continue through the alpine village of Lake Placid before continuing along the scenic byways into Vermont. Our first stop will be for a tour of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory to learn how they get so much deliciousness into every scoop, including a sample of their delicious creations. After lunch, watch apples transform into delicious cider at Cold Hollow Cider Mill where the presses have been in operation since the 1920’s. This evening we check into our hotel for a relaxing 2-night stay in the charming community of Waterbury. (B)

Day 3 Waterbury, VT

This morning our adventure takes us to the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry. A guided tour offers a glimpse from the overlook into Smith Granite Quarry. At nearly 600 feet deep, it is believed to be the largest operating deep-hole, dimension granite quarry in the world. Also, a visit to the 160,000 square-foot factory where artisans use current methods along with hand tools in much the same way as Michelangelo did centuries ago to create their masterpieces. This afternoon we experience another of Vermont’s natural products at Morse Farm and Sugar Works where we learn about the maple sugaring industry of New England. A delightful dinner is included (B,D)

Day 4 North Conway, New Hampshire

Our journey continues east along scenic secondary roads into New Hampshire. Here we make our way to “Castle in the Clouds”, for a tour of this amazing home and gardens. This mountain top estate, once home to Thomas and Olive Plant, offers exceptional views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding mountains. Later, a unique stop will be at what might just be the oldest County Store in the US. - a store since 1781 and one of the oldest surviving businesses of any kind! We continue through the White Mountains to North Conway where we spend the next 2 nights. Dinner is included. (B,D)

Day 5 North Conway, NH

This morning we enjoy some of the most dramatic natural scenery in the East as we travel to the spectacular Crawford Notch aboard the North Conway Scenic Railroad. During the 5 hours trip you will want to keep your camera handy as we pass sheer bluffs, steep ravines, cascading brooks and streams, and panoramic mountain vistas. A box lunch is included on the train. We arrive back in North Conway late afternoon. (B,L,)

Day 6 Latham, New York

This morning we board the M/S Mount Washington for a relaxing 2-hour brunch cruise and experience the breathtaking scenery of Lake Winnipesaukee, declared the most beautiful scenic cruise in New England. Later we continue across the state of Vermont and on to Latham, NY for our final evening. (B,L)

Day 7 Home

Today we make our way home, crossing through New York State to the border at Buffalo. A stop for Duty Free shopping before we return to Canada and make our way home. (B)