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One of the 6 states that make up New England – along with Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island – Vermont is most famous for its ski resorts, autumn splendour and maple syrup! Indeed, this small state is the largest producer of maple syrup in the country; and marble too (but only a disappointingly second largest producer of talc).
Vermont is known as the Green Mountain State, a corruption of the French ‘vert mont’ or ‘green mountain’, and was claimed for France in the 17th century by explorer Samuel de Champlain. Lake Champlain, the natural freshwater lake that bears his name, is home to 318 species of bird, 90 species of fish and the oldest known fossil reef in the world. Vermont later became the first state admitted to the Union after the Constitution was ratified. It’s home to the 273-mile Long Trail, America’s oldest long distance hiking trail, that runs the length of the state and was completed in 1930.
Novelist Rudyard Kipling invited the game of snow golf while living in Vermont in the 1890s. Other famous residents include Calvin Coolidge, the only American president born on the Fourth of July, and the Von Trapp family that inspired The Sound of Music, who moved to Vermont in 1942 as it reminded them of their native Austria.
Vermont attracts visitors at all times of the year, drawn by its visual splendour, legendary hiking trails, colourful Colonial past, dazzling fall foliage, historic sites and beautiful covered bridges. Montpelier, with a population of less than 10,000, is the smallest American state capital; that’s less than 3% of the population of its namesake in southern France.
Trafalgar Autumn Colours
From historic Boston to quintessential Cape Cod and deep into rural New England explore picture-postcard small towns steeped in rich autumn colours with their quaint homes, curiosity shops and towering white church steeples.
Discover the highlights of New England on this popular self drive tour. Begin in historic Boston, then drive to Maine’s rocky coastline; head inland to the White Mountains, Vermont and Connecticut and end your adventure by the ocean in Cape Cod.
Discover New England’s Spectacular Fall Foliage – Enjoy the picturesque corner of North America with this quintessential autumn holiday. Experience New England’s unique fall foliage at a moderate pace whilst taking guided tours and eating marvelous dinners.
From Niagara Falls to Boston, discover eastern Canada and New England at its stunning autumnal best
From colourful springtime blossom and ‘maple sugaring’ to fiery autumn foliage, New England is a place for all seasons. Discover its inspiring scenery and fascinating history as you visit the historic towns, enjoy beautiful mountain and spend time in cosmopolitan Boston.
Travel from Boston to Maine on this amazing tour, discovering fall foliage, ports and harbours, lush green mountains, cruises and exclusive tours of traditional America.
As autumn arrives, admire the fiery red, orange and yellow flames of fall foliage on your scenic road trip from Beantown Boston to the rocky Atlantic headlands of Maine.
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