Best of New England By Motorhome
11 Nights Tour from £1,369 per Person Including Flights
This is a lovely itinerary for a family, couple or group of friends wanting to explore the beautiful and fascinating New England region in a motorhome. This itinerary takes nearly two weeks, but you can adapt the route as you wish, perhaps spending more time in the mountains, or perhaps side-lining New York and picking your motorhome up at one of the locations near Boston.
You select your own campsites – in high season you’re advised to book these early, but outside of peak times you can usually leave yourself with the flexibility to adapt your itinerary as you go. We’ve given some suggested campsites, but there are plenty to choose from in this region.
- Visit Mystic Seaport, once a great whaling port and clipper shipyard, now a fascinating outdoor living-museum
- Enjoy a stay on the dramatic Atlantic coast at Bar Harbour in the beautiful Acadia National Park
- Choose to visit Boston, and explore the Freedom Trail and Quincy Market, or choose to bypass the city completely
- Have fun in the mountains in the year-round Vermont resort of Killington, and spot wildlife in the Blue Mountain State Park
- Explore the White Mountain National Forest and stay near the charming town of Bethlehem
Arrive in New York and check into the airport hotel for a relaxing night before your road trip.
New York – Preston, Connecticut (135 miles)
After picking up your motorhome from one of the locations around New York, travel around Long Island Sound before heading north-east to your first campground.
Preston – Sandwich, Massachusetts (125 miles)
Head down the scenic eastern shore of the Thames to visit Mystic Seaport. This once great whaling port and shipyard for fast clippers is a great outdoor living-museum with many old ships and examples of New England life two hundred years ago. Head to the Scusset Beach State Reservation near Sandwich, Massachusetts for the night. You can also take a trip to Newport Island to look at the massive summer mansions of the Vanderbilts and their ilk – the setting for The Great Gatsby.
Sandwich – Plymouth, Massachusetts (50 miles)
Loop round to visit the Kennedy Family’s Hyannis before heading north to Plymouth, where the Mayflower landed the Pilgrims in 1620. Just south is Plimoth Plantation, a recreation of the Pilgrims village and way of life in 1627. If you want, you can use this area as a base to explore Boston, taking the MBTA commuter service into this charming city.
You could also start your itinerary here and pick up your motorhome from one of the Boston locations.
Plymouth – Salisbury Beach, New Hampshire (145 miles)
Travel north, bypassing the city of Boston. Perhaps stop at Lexington where the first skirmish started the Revolutionary War. Another interesting stop would be at North Salem in New Hampshire, the site of America’s 4,000 year old Stonehenge. Or Salem Massachusetts, the site of the infamous witch trials of 1692. An overnight option is the Beach Rose RV Park at Salisbury Beach.
Salisbury Beach – Bar Harbour, Maine (235 miles)
Drive into Maine and to the dramatically beautiful Atlantic coastline. Your destination today is Bar Harbour on Mount Desert Island, surrounded by the cliffs and seascapes of Acadia National Park.
Bar Harbour – Mount Blue State Park (160 miles)
Head inland to this states picturesque interior and the Blue Mountain State Park, where there is a campground. Moose and other wildlife live here, alongside red squirrels. Enjoy a visit to the park’s Nature Centre, and perhaps Webb Beach and Centre Hill.
Mount Blue State Park – Bethlehem, Vermont (280 miles)
Cross back into New Hampshire where you will find the mountains getting higher as you reach the White Mountains, with Mount Washington topping over 6,000 feet. A suggested overnight stop is the Beech Hill campground near the charming town of Bethlehem.
Bethlehem – Gifford Woods State Park, Vermont (125 miles)
Cross into the state of Vermont and to the year-round resort of Killington Peak. Perhaps enjoy some of the activities on offer such as hiking the trails or mountain biking, before continuing onto a campsite in one of the state parks such as Gifford Woods or Ricker Pond.
Gifford Woods State Park – Arlington, Massachusetts (60 miles)
Travel on to Arlington, the home of Norman Rockwell, who conquered the golden age of Americana with his iconic art.
Arlington – Lazy River, New York State (140 miles)
Now in New York State, you will follow the River Hudson southbound bringing you to Hyde Park. This was the birthplace and home of Franklin D Roosevelt. You could perhaps lunch at the Culinary Institute of America, before continuing on to the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Lazy River Campsite, which will be a hit with children.
Lazy River – New York (95 miles)
The final stretch of your trip to New York, drop off your motorhome and head to the airport for your flight home.
- International flights
- 1 night at a 3* New York airport hotel
- Rental of a Standard motorhome (Compact and Large motorhomes are also available)
- Unlimited mileage
- Personal & Kitchen Kits
What’s Not Included
- Entrance to the National Parks
- Campsite charges
Departure Dates & Prices
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|11 Nights Tour|
|01 Apr - 31 May 17||£1369|
|01 Jun - 21 Jun 17||£1539|
|22 Jun - 20 Aug 17||£2229|
|Departure Dates||Prices From|
|11 Nights Tour|
|21 Aug - 31 Aug 17||£1769|
|01 Sep - 30 Sep 17||£1559|
|01 Oct - 31 Oct 17||£1539|
Prices correct as at 6pm on 15 Jan 2017. Please call for final price. Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing a room. Other durations available – call for quote. Daily Departures . Campground fees are not included. Supplements may apply on dates within certain dates during peak travel periods. Prices include 1 night hotel on arrival and 10 nights motorhome hire with unlimited mileage, Vehicle and Personal kits (CM)
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