It’s true that most of the visitors and New England vacationers never get to see what many consider to be the best places to visit in New England.
New England vacation travel is booming, but most of the traffic is in the southern state while much of Northern New England is overlooked. That’s unfortunate because tiny towns like Westmore, VT, Island Falls, ME, Naples, ME, Whitefield, Lancaster, and Pittsburg, NH can provide adventures like no other in New England.
Exploring all of northern New England can take a lifetime – but we’ve uncovered several gems that are worth working into your next New England getaway.
Northern New England Vacations
Naples Maine Adventures
The Naples Maine region is a wonderful way to vacation. With great wildlife viewing, boating, fishing, dining and sensational camping and RV lodging at Naples KOA campground it’s no wonder that one visit can lead to an annual mecca. The Naples Campground is an ideal destination for family camping and RVing in the Sebago Lakes region. Naples KOA is 5-star rated and offers Wi-Fi, Cable TV, heated pool, activities and is run by people that care about cleanliness.
Healthy Vacations at a Historic Maine Inn
Sewall House is health, healing, and kindness. This historic Maine inn, once visited by Teddy Roosevelt, is now an amazing Yoga Retreat. Sewall House has been offering ongoing personalized retreats from May – October since 1997. Visitors may customize the length of your stay to fit your schedule. Sewall House is located in Island Falls, Maine. Donna Davidge purchased her great-grandparents’ home in 1997, to share the legacy of friendship and healing with likeminded seekers that started with her ancestors. A special and historic place that you will never forget.
Lucerne of Vermont
The “Lucerne of Vermont” is how many describe the breathtaking beauty of Willoughby Gap due to its resemblance to Lake Lucerne region of the Swiss Alps. The Gap at Willoughby features a beach at each end of the lake, hiking trails that provide sensational views of the Lake Willoughby, boat and kayak rentals and has an amazing Vermont inn and restaurant that overlooks the lake.
The WilloughVale Inn in Westmore, VT has been called a connoisseurs’ secret. Willoughvale provides 11 large guest rooms, appealing dining and an idyllic location. Watching the loons dive and the boaters play in the clear blue waters of Lake Willoughby is truly relaxing. Gil’s Bar and Grill, the restaurant at the Willoughvale Inn serves a mix of French, Asian, American and Italian cuisine.
The entire Northeast Kingdom is an adventure – with back roads and lodging gems like Willoughvale Inn, Rabbit Hill Inn, Phineas Swan Inn. Be sure to include a stop into East Burke, St. Johnsbury, Montgomery, Newport and the famed “White Village” of Waterford.
Grand Vacations in NH’s North Country
The often-overlooked north country of New Hampshire is a must-see region of New England that is truly unique. This area “North of the Notch” is where trees far outnumber residents and roaming wildlife include moose, black bear, lynx, eagles, deer and many others. The far northern region of New Hampshire was at one-time independent from the rest of the country. This is God’s country – Indian Stream Republic, the Great North Woods and the towns of Littleton, Whitefield, Lancaster, Colebrook, and Pittsburg. Spectacular scenery, spring-fed lakes and the beginning of New England’s longest river – The Connecticut River is found in Pittsburg. Pittsburg offers hundreds of miles of hiking, ATV and snowmobile trails, Boreal Forest birding and wildlife viewing opportunities, trout and salmon fishing in dozens of ponds, streams and rivers and sensational lodging accommodations at places like Lopstick Cabins, Partridge Cabins, and Home and Cottage Rentals from Buck Rub Realty. Other suggested North Country Lodging suggestions are Cabot Inn & Suites in Lancaster, and The Lion and The Rose Bed and Breakfast in Whitefield.
Other advantages of making it to the far northern regions of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont – less traffic, cleaner air, no toll roads, and one-of-a-kind small business owners that are truly happy to serve you. Safe travels from New England Living Magazine.com. Contact us for information about featuring your business in New England Living Magazine.