When thinking of travelling the northeast of America people are normally too caught up in the big cities like New York, Boston or Philadelphia. Because of this, they neglect the lesser known places which are some of the most beautiful in the country.
There are so many breathtaking locations across the Northeast of America that you may have never even heard of. These beautiful places will allow you to see a side of the region which is far more than the concrete jungles and populated cities.
In this article, we will take a look at some of the most amazing locations across the North East of America. These are locations that must be added to your itinerary and we promise that they will not disappoint.
Finger Lakes, New York
When people think of the state of New York, they rarely look beyond the obvious, New York City. However, what people do not realise is that the state has a huge amount of natural beauty to offer that goes very much unnoticed by tourists.
The Finger Lakes are a stunning group of eleven long and narrow lakes located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York state. The group of lakes features some of the most breathtaking waterfalls and natural water features that you will ever see. This area is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of New York City, it is a fresh, quiet and serene area that can be enjoyed without car horns and emergency sirens.
Located just a 4-hour drive from the city, when you are visiting the state of New York, these beautiful lakes truly are a must-see.
Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire
The glorious Kancamagus Highway is located in the stunning White Mountains situated in New Hampshire. This amazing 800,000-acre park boasts one of the most remarkable highways in the world.
The highway is lined with countless enchanting trees that thrive all year round, particularly in both the spring and the autumn months. There is not a single stretch of the 34-mile highway that is not breathtaking.
The beauty of this area can be explored simply using a car, meaning you do not have to break a single sweat. Just drive down the wonderful road and take in all of the natural beauty and magic that the Kancamagus Highway has to offer.
Mt Desert Island, Maine
Maine is a region that is notoriously underrated by tourists. The New England region is decorated with hundreds of the most beautiful locations, all relatively unknown to the common traveller. One of the most underrated locations is that of Mt Desert Island.
The stunning location is known for its rocky coastlines, maritime history, and areas of natural beauty. The island is home to several small towns which are full of impressive home architecture and stunning little shops.
Mt Desert Island is without a doubt a must-visit when travelling around the northeast of America. It is a place like no other and will be sure to leave a lasting impression. We can assure you, that you will never want to leave.
Casco Bay Islands, Maine
When doing the rounds of the many islands that Maine has to offer, you cannot miss out on the beautiful beaches and rocky scenery of the Casco Bay Islands. Located in an inlet of the Gulf of Maine, Casco Bay islands are made up of numerous incredible islands such as Cliff Island, Cousins Island, Orr’s Islands and so many more.
There are so many beautiful locations and amazing attractions across the islands that make them a phenomenal stop on any road trip. Simply hop on a boat for the day and cruise around the stunning islands whilst taking in all of the natural beauty that the islands and their landscapes have to offer.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach day, looking to take in some stunning scenery, doing a spot of shopping, looking for nice food places, or anything else, the Casco Bay Islands have something for everyone.
Block Island, Rhode Island
The stunning Block Island is located in the northeastern state of Rhode Island. The amazing island features 17 miles of pristine rocky beaches which are protected by beautiful lighthouses and bluffs.
The island is notorious for its 18th-century red brick southeast lighthouse. This stunning piece of architecture sits at the top of the dramatic clay cliffs of Mohegan Bluffs. The island features another northern lighthouse which dates back to 1867.
This historical yet beautiful island is a must-add to your North East America bucket list. Travel there by boat and enjoy the stunning scenery, architecture, shops and restaurants that the stunning island has to offer.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Cape Cod is a hook-shaped peninsula of the US state of Massachusetts that is full of stunning quaint villages, seafood shacks, lighthouses, ponds, beaches and so much more. It is truly an area of exceptional natural beauty and a must-visit whenever you are travelling or visiting the northeast of the country.
You can visit one of the countless museums, visit the historical lighthouses, take a stroll along Martha’s Vineyard, or just relax and take advantage of the countless sandy beaches. Whatever you want to do, you can be sure that this stunning coastal peninsula has a range of amazing activities and landscapes that will make it a trip to remember.
The stunning area is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, endless sandy coastlines, whale spotting and so much more. The area is steeped in both beauty and history and is a must-visit for anybody visiting the North East of America for the first time.
Acadia National Park, Maine
Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast national park located along the mid-section of the Maine coast. Its stunning landscape is decorated by woodlands, and rocky beaches, as well as glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain.
These stunning national parks offer many different amazing activities to help you immerse yourself in the beauty of the landscape. You take in the landscape’s beauty whilst hiking, biking or even camping in the beautiful park. The rocky coastline mixed with the enchanting woodlands creates an atmosphere and uniqueness to Acadia that is impossible to replicate.
The park is home to some of the most amazing viewpoints and locations that the country has to offer. Whether you stop at Bass Harbour Headlight Station, Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond, or any of the other locations this area boasts, Acadia National Park is a must-see.
White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire
The stunning White Mountain National Forest lies within the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine. It is a truly unique natural forest that spans 800000 acres of undeveloped and uninterrupted New Hampshire landscape.
The beautiful forest features numerous breathtaking locations with truly unique landscapes. Whether you are looking for stunning alpine peaks, hardwood forests, breathtaking scenery, or clear mountain lakes, then White Mountain National Forest is the place to visit.
When visiting the North East of America, visiting the natural beauty of White Mountain is a must. The area is home to some of the country’s finest ski resorts as well as some of the most stunning gorges, caves, lakes, and scenery that the country has to offer.
New York City, New York
When talking about the best places to visit in the Northeast of America, there is always one specific place that is on everyone’s list. New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world, and it’s clear to see why. The city is full of amazing cultures, amazing architecture, amazing food and so much more.
Whether you are looking to explore the concrete jungle of downtown Manhattan, the uniqueness of Times Square, the beauty of Central Park, or the red brick townhouses of the East Village, the City has something for everyone.
There is no way that you can visit the North East of America without visiting this iconic city. The city is home to global icons such as the Statue Of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center, Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Gardens, Central Park and so many more.
North East Summer Camp
Travel all across the North East of America after spending your summer having the time of your life in some of the stunning summer camp locations across the region. After you have helped to develop and teach your campers, you are free to travel and explore all of the amazing sights and scenery that the North East has to offer.