As someone pointed out on one of these forums, New England is not state, so I felt obliged to post this question on most of the New England states in the hope of receiving some good advice.
We are in our mid 60s but active. We like photography, history, short hikes and good scenery. We are planning a trip around New England starting in the last week of September 2013. We will stay in a mixture of B&Bs and hotels. Our itinerary is being put together but we are having difficulties. These are our ideas to date:
Day 1: Fly from the UK to Boston.
Day 2: Spend the day in Boston.
Day3: Pick up the hire car and travel north into Maine taking in the coastal attractions and stay overnight possibly just to the north of
Day 4: Travel to the Bar Harbor area
Day 5: Spend the day in Acadia NP and stay another night in the Bar Harbor area.
Day 6: Travel west towards Augusta then find a scenic route to the Fryeburg area.
Day7: Drive a scenic loop north of Fryeburg and return to Fryeburg for a second night.
Day9: Drive a scenic loop north from Montpelier and return to spend a second night there.
Day 10: Drive south on highway 100 and stay somewhere near Rutland.
Day 11: Find a scenic route to the Bennington area. Stay overnight.
Day12: Find a scenic route to the Pittsfield, Mass area.
Day 13: Drive scenic loop from Pittsfield and return to spend a second night there.
Day 14: Drive to Mystic, Connecticut
Day15: Spend the day in the Mystic area
Day16: Return to Boston taking in Concord/Lexington where that minor disagreement between our two nations got a little heated.
My queries are:
1: Do most B&Bs/ hotels insist on a minimum of 2 nights at this time of year?
2: Does anyone have advice on scenic loop drives from Fryeburg, Montpelier and Pittsfield?
3: Does anyone have suggestions for short hikes in these areas and other areas that we will pass through?
4: Is there enough in the Mystic area to occupy us for a whole day?
Thanks, and sorry this is such a long message.