Composed of six states on the northeastern United States (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut) the region known as New England holds a special place in American history as being the place where the American Revolutionary War first started. It is also known for it varied geography made up of lush green forests, rivers and lakes, extensive mountain ranges up for hiking and skiing, picturesque rocky coastline and sandy beaches.
Take a drive through the iconic and colorful Kancamagus Highway of New Hampshire, Immerse yourself in the local culture of Boston by visiting the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park stadium, and taking the Freedom Trail guided tour. Picture yourself surrounded by the beauty of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and visit the Mystic Seaport & Mystic Aquarium down town Connecticut.
The list can go on further, since there are lots to do in one state, imagine just how much there’s to do in all six of the New England states. To help you sort out all the possible traveling options available there for you we provide with anything but the best New England’s travel books ever written, check them out.
#1 50 Hikes in the Berkshire Hills (Explorer’s 50 Hikes) by Lauren R. Stevens
The Berkshires offer hundreds of miles of hiking trails at various levels where visitors can take a walk, catch a swim, climb a peak on the Appalachian trail or go bird watching with the family. Lauren R. Stevens has written about the Berkshires for more than 30 years, and 50 Hikes in the Berkshire Hills collects some of the best day hikes, overnights, and scenic walks into a compact and accessible guide.
#2 Explorer’s Guide Berkshire by Lauren R. Stevens
Updated eight times, this comprehensive guidebook covers the entire region with maps and photos.
#3 The Tanglewood Picnic by Gina Hyams
Tanglewood is one of the world’s premier summer music festivals. Gina’s celebrates the eight-decade tradition of picnicking on the lawn at Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home in Lenox, Massachusetts. This book includes 150 photos of Tanglewood picnickers from the 1940s through the present from the Boston Symphony Orchestra Archives and audience members’ family scrapbooks; a dozen classic picnic recipes (summer corn pudding, lobster sliders, brownies…);and the ultimate Tanglewood picnic checklist.
#4 Insight Guides New England by Insight Guides
This is a beautiful full color guide book that seeks to provide travelers with the best immersive cultural experience, from top tourist destinations to hidden gems in the New England region. As with most Insight Guides, this comes with a free eBook and travel app to make sure you’ll always be getting the most convenient, up-to-date experience.
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