Northern New England
Northern New England
This family-friendly holiday explores the northern part of New England, taking you up the coast of Maine and then into the mountains. Explore the city of Boston then head to Springfield, the birth place of Dr. Seuss. Try white-water rafting, kayaking or quiet float trips then head to the mountain village of Stowe for some hiking, biking or just a visit to the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory! Finally head to Acadia National Park on the northern coast where you can go on a horse ride, cycle the trails, go out in a lobster boat or enjoy a nature walk with a park ranger. Plenty of family fun to be had on this family fly drive holiday in New England.
If you would rather visit the beach, Cape Cod and Connecticut, please see our southern family fly drive holiday for details.
This itinerary is flexible and can be tailor-made to suit you; if you want to add extra days in one area, extend the holiday or maybe change the direction of travel. Talk to one of our experts about how to make this holiday the perfect one for you.
We used Frontier Travel to book our honeymoon. We were given all the information we needed and everything ran seamlessly. We had a fantastic time, the hotels and lodges were perfect. Thank you for organising such a brilliant trip!
Itinerary (14 Nights)
Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.
Boston is a splendid city for adults and children alike. Not only are there the...
Boston is a splendid city for adults and children alike. Not only are there the museums such as Children’s Museum, the Science Museum, the Boston Aquarium and the Franklin Park Zoo — all of which are wonderful – but there are carousels, the famed Swans to ride on Boston Common and Castle Island to explore as well.
3 nights in Boston
Boston to Springfield
Basketball, the world’s most popular indoor sport, was born in Springfield in 1891. One of...
Basketball, the world’s most popular indoor sport, was born in Springfield in 1891. One of the world’s most impressive sports museums, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is the ultimate fan experience, combining history and interactive exhibits. In Agawam, Six Flags New England is a classic US theme park, with coaster rides including the five-storey high Gotham City Gauntlet Escape from Arkham Asylum. Springfield was also the birthplace of Dr Seuss. You can wander through the Dr Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden for a look at the Cat in the Hat and Yertle the Turtle cast in bronze. The city served as a major arsenal during the Revolutionary War, the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, displays an enormous collection of small pistols.
2 nights in Springfield
Springfield to Stowe
As you head for the hills today, we recommend going via Hildene to the Lincoln...
As you head for the hills today, we recommend going via Hildene to the Lincoln Family Home just outside Manchester. Listen to the 1,000-pipe organ; see one of President Abraham Lincoln’s famous stovepipe hats and then let off steam at Bromley Mountain Resort’s Aerial Adventure Park which has a zip line, water and alpine slides.
Stowe is a very pretty mountain town which among other things is the home to Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream and you can tour the factory. The award-winning Recreation Path leads to all sorts of activities and there is also an alpine slide and climbing wall, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking. You can also stay in the Trapp Family Lodge, still run by the Von Trapp family of ‘Sound of Music’ fame.
3 nights in Stowe
Stowe to Sunday River
From one mountain village to another. Today is a lovely drive through the White Mountains and...
to Sunday River
From one mountain village to another. Today is a lovely drive through the White Mountains and we suggest you stop at Bretton Woods to ride the steepest railroad tracks in North America to the 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington. When in Sunday River, there are ziplines, golf courses, paddleboarding, axe throwing, archery, mountain biking, hikes and nature walks which should keep everyone entertained.
2 nights in Sunday River
Sunday River to Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park
You have finally arrived in Maine, the largest of the New England states and home...
Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park
You have finally arrived in Maine, the largest of the New England states and home of amazing sea-to-table food, outdoor adventures and glorious scenery. Acadia National Park, known as the Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast, is one of the USA’s most popular destinations. Ride horses or cycle the trails, go out in a lobster boat, enjoy a nature walk with a park ranger and climb Cadillac Mountain.
If you want to drive the Cadillac Summit Road, you will need to reserve a pass in advance.
2 nights Acadia National Park/Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park to Camden
There are many delightful towns along the Maine coast, we have chosen Camden, partly because...
Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park
There are many delightful towns along the Maine coast, we have chosen Camden, partly because it is so pretty, partly because you can take a Windjammer Cruise either for a few hours or several nights, and partly because there is a lot to see and do in the area. Other options might include Rockland where you can visit the Owls Head Transportation Museum: many of the 100 historic aircraft, cars and motorbikes are in full working order, Kennebunkport with its long sandy beaches and the Seashore Trolley Museum and Freeport, home to LL Bean and dozens of outlet shops.
2 nights Camden
J Smith - Travelled New York to Toronto
I have just returned from a tailor made holiday made possible by Jeannette Dembrey. This was the first time I had ever organised such a major holiday and as it was a gift for my children after my retirement it was really important to get things right. I went to quite a few agencies but Jeannette was way better than any of the people who I spoke to. She was so professional and wanted me to get the best from the money I could afford. The holiday was absolutely amazing and everything went like clockwork. Jeannette had thought of everything even the connections between places and the things we would do in each town. We stayed in 6 hotels altogether starting in New York and ending in Toronto. I am amazed at how smoothly it went. Even my son who has travelled all over the world was impressed with the way things had been organised. I cannot praise Jeannette enough for her professionalism. Thank you Jeannette. I would recommend you to anyone with the satisfaction of knowing that you did an amazing job. Thank you.