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10 days in New England Oct 2011 - which region please ?

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10 days in New England Oct 2011 - which region please ?

I know this is probably an impossible question to answer and may get lots of conflicting opinions, but here goes:

I am thinking of a 10 day holiday in New England in the last 2 weeks of October.

We would fly into Boston from England so a couple of days there is practically a must.

For the remaing 7 days or so which area would people recommend based on the following cirteria:

We will be driving a rental car (easy reach of Boston please)

We have a 5 year old daughter (must be safe and not too crowded)

Love the coast and scenery, nice towns, colonial type buildings

Would like to sample authentic New England food

My wife prefers higher end hotels (with character) to rental /self catering properties !

Ideally we can take in a Bruins game if the schedule allows.

Told you it was a tough call.

All suggestions much appreciated,

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1. Re: 10 days in New England Oct 2011 - which region please ?

You would have better luck posting this in Boston, Massachusetts or other New England states. This forum is a town in North Dakota which is a thousand miles from the area you're asking about. Good luck!

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2. Re: 10 days in New England Oct 2011 - which region please ?

The autumn leaves in New England can not be beat. The northeast at fall foliage time (peak leaf color is usually 2nd week til 4th week of October) is like no other place in the world. The state of VERMONT is the best choice for great fall color. The mountains are not too high 3,000-5,000 feet but create beautful views/vistas and the yellow and red maple trees give the fall color a brillance that is seen no where else. Vermont is also noted for maple syrup and the cheese is outstanding. Vermont folk in the country side are true New Englanders, great down to earth, honest, no frills. The food is hearty and filling. The small village of Woodstock, VT is Christmas card perfect.

You could swing into the Western region of Massachusetts on your way back to Boston (3-4hour drive).Great museum in this region would be MassMOCA. and Shaker Village near Piffsfield has a great round stone barn and is a restored Shaker Village interesting buildings barns, farming equipment and area is especially nice in the autumn.

Also another area not for autumn color but beautiful sea shore would be Cape Cod Massachusetts John F. Kennedy, Kennedy compound, retreat. There is the beautiful coast line and a great national sea shore parks. Lots of lighthouses. The crowds of summer will all be gone and you'll have no problem finding a place to stay. Two islands to visit Martha's Vineyard and Nantuckett both reached by ferry.

I recommend Vermont because it is the most unique and a real taste of New England.

Have a safe trip.

Also if you are going to Vermont you probably book rooms soon as they will be filled come late September mid October. Lots of great B & B's in Vermont.


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3. Re: 10 days in New England Oct 2011 - which region please ?

We too are going to New England, arriving in Boston on the 18th of October , we are from London,staying there for 3 days then renting a car and driving to New England, looking forward to seeing the fall there and generally going where ever we fancy. Hopefully return via Maine before heading onto Long Island to see relations. Any tips are most welcome.

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4. Re: 10 days in New England Oct 2011 - which region please ?

New England is a town in North Dakota, which is what this forum relates to

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