From surfing the sandy Atlantic Coast to hiking the cool woods of the Berkshires, the Northeast provides scores of unforgettable places to see. There are myriad Wonders of New England -- guaranteed to get travelers off the well-worn path and into the soul of the Northeast. Spring, summer, winter and fall – all seasons provide great reasons for visiting the 12 states making up the Northeast. Consider the following as you begin your vacation planning:
Plan your visit to Washington, D.C. in the spring to see the blossoming cherry trees and explore all the museums on the National Mall. Or consider a short hike along the Appalachian Trail to witness the arrival of spring at different altitudes.
City dwellers flock to the wilderness of Maine, New Hampshire and even Upstate New York for camping, canoeing, swimming and more hiking during the hot summer months. And if watching baseball is a hobby, catch the games hosted by the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox or Baltimore Orioles.
Those who love to play in the snow will love ice skating at Rockefeller Center or downhill skiing on at Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont. Or plan a holiday visit to New York City for some shopping and to cheer on the new year with the ball drop in Times Square.
Be sure your fall travel planning includes driving the back country roads to witness the vibrant autumn foliage. This region is also known for cranberry growing, with festivals happening in many communities celebrating the harvest.