Boasting rivers, forests, lakes and mountain ranges, this holiday offers exceptional scenery as well as an insight into the quirky town of Salem, famed for its witch trials.
All about Through The Heart Of New England
Witches, autumnal colours and stunning mountain views, plus a glimpse of Canada's Montreal...
Guided Walking Holidays Through the Heart of New England
Experience the dazzling fall colours of New England in the best possible way, on foot. Whether following the historic Freedom Trail through the best of Boston or traversing the slopes of Mount Washington, colour follows you everywhere. You walk a section of the Appalachian Trail and you won’t believe the views from the Jay Peak summit – thousands of sugar maple trees burning red in the autumn sunshine.
We start in the small and friendly town of Salem, infamous for its 17th century witch trials. From here we take a short train ride into Boston for the day and walk the Freedom Trail tracing the city’s history from Puritans to the present day.
Heading into New Hampshire and Bretton Woods we can walk on the Appalachian or Mount Willard Trail to take the easy ascent up Mount Willard for excellent views. We can also spend time on the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain or possibly Mount Washington, the highest peak in the eastern US. We walk the last short stretch of the way to our next hotel in Stowe, Vermont, stopping in an idyllic riverside spot for lunch. Possibilities here include exploring the Von Trapp’s family estate in Stowe and following the Sterling Pond Trail. Bigger walks up Mount Mansfield or Stowe Pinnacle are possible on a free day.
Our final centre is at Jay Peak, close to the Canadian border. We can use the ‘tram’ to reach Jay Peak summit. Here a local guide helps out, so we can offer a choice of easier and harder walks. On our final day we cross into Canada, visiting the old quarter of Montreal on the way to the airport.
Starting in the south and working our way north, whichever date you choose to travel should enable you to see the fall colours at their peak in at least one of the centres. Some of the walks will be at the top end of the grade, particularly in Bretton Woods.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday
- Boston’s Freedom Trail – as good a city walking tour as you will find anywhere.
- Walking the twin peaks of Sugarloaf Mountain from Bretton Woods for fantastic views of Mount Washington.
- A stroll through Stowe village, small town New England encapsulated.
- Jay Peak. The views across thousands of sugar maple trees burning red in the autumn sunshine.
Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.
Whats not included in this holiday
Return flights from Heathrow to Boston returning Montreal to Heathrow (British Airways)
B&B en suite accommodation
Transfers between centres
All local transport costs.
Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.
- Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
- Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
- Discretionary tips
- Optional excursions
Itinerary & Travel
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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.
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- Return flights from Heathrow to Boston returning Montreal to Heathrow (British Airways)
- Arrival transfer by road c.40mins
- UK add-on flights and/or upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights Premium Economy, Business or First Class may be possible, please ask us for details and a competitive quote.
- Visa is required
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Our Accommodation on this holiday
A sample of the accommodation we use is the Hawthorne Hotel in the heart of Salem, near to local shops and restaurants. Its upscale heritage combines with a warm welcome, friendly atmosphere and excellent amenities. The restaurant Nat’s serves us breakfast with all the classic American dishes on offer, including eggs done in any way, pancakes and also continental options. Or you can savour a New England beer at the hotels own Tavern on the Green. There is a fitness room available as well. Bedrooms come with flat screen satellite TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, period furnishings characteristic of the hotel and en-suite facilities.
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Ramblers Walking Holidays