States team up for Discover New England tours April 03, 2001 Share 1 -- BOSTON -- The tourism offices of the six New England states, which work closely together to promote the region, created itineraries for group tour operators called Discover New England: Hidden Treasures of the Six New England States. Highlights are:ConnecticutElizabeth Park Rose Gardens, located five miles from Hartford, ranks as the nation's third-largest rose garden.Mystic Seaport, Mystic. This museum houses the larg-est collection of boats and maritime photography in the world, but most visitors know it for its re-created 19th century village.Underground Canoe Trips in Collins-ville, one hour from Hartford. The program includes a three-hour tour along the Park River through underground tunnels.MaineHamilton House, South Berwick. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hamilton House is located about 15 miles north of Portsmouth, N.H. Visitors will find a museum house built circa 1785 and a colonial revival garden overlooking the Salmon Falls River.Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport. Situated about 30 miles south of Portland, the museum enables visitors to ride the restored electric trolley along a 3.5-mile track.The Bar Harbor Whale Watch, Bar Harbor. There are four boats offering whale-, puffin-, seal- and dolphin-watching.MassachusettsArnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain. Located in greater Boston, the arboretum features 3,500 types of trees on 265 acres, including a well-known Bonsai tree collection.Old North Church, Boston. This church of Paul Revere fame is the oldest in the city.Crane Memorial Reservation, Ipswich. Here visitors can explore four miles of barrier beach and look for rare birds.New HampshireFuller Gardens, North Hampton. This two-acre estate garden features a display of All American Roses as well as a Japanese garden and sculptured hedges.Canterbury Shaker Museum, Canterbury. This Shaker village has 24 original buildings on 690 acres, showcased through guided tours and craft demonstrations.The Flume Gorge, Lincoln. Visitors can take self-guided tours on a two-mile trail that crosses an 800-foot flume gorge and passes covered bridges, and glacial boulders.Rhode IslandBlithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, Bristol. Attractions includes 33 acres of woods and flowers, a giant sequoia and a 45-room mansion overlooking Narragansett Bay.SlaterMill Historic Site, Pawtucket. The site includes mills and a reconstructed, 16,000-pound waterwheel.Night Heron Nature Cruises, Wakefield. Bird-watch- ing, snorkeling and sunset cruises are available from May to October.VermontThe Vermont Wildflower Farm, Charlotte, includes 6 acres of wildflowers and a multimedia theater.Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, is indoor and outdoor with a vast collection of Americana.More Maple Sugar Farm, Montpelier, has the Woodshed Theater, an outdoor museum and a walking trail.