Hi all, and thanks in advance for any advice and suggestions!
I'm going to apologise now because we have few ideas of actual places to visit.
Anyway, we're looking at 10 nights next September (setting off from UK around 13th September - flights not yet booked so pretty flexible!) landing in Boston. We're going for my 30th, with no children to cater for and no set budget. We love coastal towns, scenic drives, lakes, mountains and most things you can call "quaint". We'd love to spot some Moose and eagles, and I want to try lobster!
Our partial plan is from the Discover New England "The best fall foliage drive ever" guide. Now don't get me wrong, I like autumn. It's my favourite time of year in not so sunny Yorkshire, but I won't be devastated if not every leaf has turned when we get there: we've used the guide purely to get ideas of where to go.
The plan so far:
Arrive in Boston, drive to Kennebunks, Maine. Stay 1 or 2 nights
Onto Sebago Lake, Maine. Stay 1 night
Onto Gorham, New Hampshire. Stay 1 or 2 nights
Onto Vermont for a few days. This is where I come unstuck. I'm not even sure if Connecticut and Rhode Island have what we're looking for.
After the hazy bit in the middle, we want to head back to Boston, and visit Wakefield and Salem, and spend our final night in an easy driving distance of the airport to get the red eye flight back home. I'm sure I'll be told not to bother with Wakefield, but we literally want to drive through and take a picture of the town sign, as we hail from Wakefield, West Yorkshire :)
I've posted this in all the New England forums, so hopefully will be able to cobble together a pretty good itinery!