Guided tours or not, that is the question…
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Autumn guided tours are very popular these days but I don’t take them because I like to stop at too many places and usually for stupid reasons like I want to stop and photograph a tree… 🙂
I get letters from Leaf Peepers from time to time that I feel will help others. So I post them here… ( I prefer questions on the articles for that reason)
Becky gave me these simple facts. Oct 15-22 arriving in Boston and flying out on 22nd. Stay a night or two in Boston, where to stay up north, and we’d rather do guided tours but can drive if we have to, suggestions?
Easy, peasy! 🙂 Yeah right… 🙂
There are no shortage of places to stay and depending on your arrival time you can either jump in the car or stay the first night in Boston. The Marriott is next to the airport and they will send a shuttle to pick you up. I think any of the major hotel chains near the airport will be fine.
You can try Tauck guided tours 800-680-2858 but I don’t know much about them other than they are the oldest tour company in New England. If you read my blog articles I always tell you lots of great places to go and what I do to plan for them.
If you go to my planning tools page you can order gazetteers and other books to help plan your trip.
You don’t tell me your age or what you might like so it makes it difficult to make a lot of suggestions. But, if you are in the 50 – 70 age bracket then finding a place to stay with nice things around for you to explore may be key.
For your dates I’m thinking (at least for this year ) that Woodstock VT may work out. 2.5 hours north of Boston. Several nice hotels and Inns (not particularly cheap) but comfortable. (prices run on Trivago $158 – $299/night)
I like this because if I’m wrong you’ll be able to head south to find some color but my gut says a week late this year but it also will color up fast when it does start.
Things to see
Also there are covered bridges nearby, the Jenne Farm, The Billings farm and museum (http://www.billingsfarm.org/) Quechee gorge (http://vermonttourismnetwork.com/quechee-gorge-vermonts-little-grand-canyon/) and lots of other scenic spots. Check my Vermont scenic drives/places page
If New Hampshire is more to your liking ..
How about Meredith NH? Small village with a big lake. But as I look the two really nice places Church landing and the Inn at Mill falls are both booked up for your dates. But there are places all through that area. Trivago lists many other places to stay like Laconia and Gilford as well as smaller places in Meredith.
A few things to see in NH
You can easily drive up to the Kancamagus highway on route 93 or take a back road. The “Kanc” as locals call her is the Grand Dame of scenic roads in New England. Due to elevation she may be done for color but either way she will definitely be a pleasant drive. One covered bridge and falls and things like that along her length (37 miles).
You can take a ride on the Mount Washington, a steam paddle boat that takes excursions on lake Winnipesaukee. Or you can take the hobo railroad and take a steam rail trip back into the past.
Make sure that you pick soon, as rooms fill up in the best places.
I hope this gives you so ideas on places to head to and remember, EXPLORING is the name of the game. Get a Gazetteer and a GPS and you will have a great time.
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