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.
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
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.