Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Fresh looks at New England

NEW ENGLAND is one of America's most popular touring regions, and for 2015 several newly-launched and enhanced tours and trails will offer British visitors the chance to take a fresh look at the six states.

Literary tours explore Jack Kerouac's home town in Massachusetts … A range of walking and bus tours exploring the life, achievements, and locations related to Jack Kerouac, the 20th century novelist, are now available in his Massachusetts hometown of Lowell. for more information

300 years of history: heritage trail launches in New Hampshire … The new 'Experience New Hampshire Heritage Trail' will unearth the history of one of America's oldest states. Showcasing the museums, historic buildings, and homes of New Hampshire, the trail depicts more than three centuries of history and extends from historic Portsmouth to the town of Plymouth.

The Maine Beer Trail Expands … The Maine Beer Trail – which has been at the forefront of the craft beer movement since 1986 – will expand in 2015 to welcome a roster of new breweries and pubs. Sixty craft breweries will feature on the trail by the end of the year. The Maine Beer School will also launch in 2015, introducing novice and expert beer drinkers to the art, science, and personalities that make the state's craft beers unique.

Discover Rhode Island's wine and heritage from the saddle … A five-day bike tour along the Coastal Wine Trail of Rhode Island has been launched by Great Freedom Adventures. It winds through coastal villages, taking in grand country estates, vineyards, and historic Newport.

On the antiques trail in Connecticut … Discover some of America's finest and largest collections of antiques on the Connecticut Antiques Trail. Taking in all five Connecticut counties as well as the town of Hartford (where many of the state's early antique collectors first lived), the trail combines breathtaking New England countryside with auction houses, antique stores and shows, and historic inns.

Vermont celebrates a Year of the Arts … Vermont will celebrate its art, music, literacy, and performing arts heritage. Art festivals in Vermont include Rockfire in June, the Vermont Festival of the Arts in August, and the Stowe Foliage Art Festival in October. There will be art walks in some of Vermont's charming towns and cities, including Burlington, Montpelier, and Brattleboro.

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Picture Credit: From Top - "Cape Cod (5335004626)" by cjuneau via Wikimedia Commons; 'Map-USA-New England01' by Nick Roux (:Image:Map-USA-New_England01.svg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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