There is a stereotype regarding Americans and travel—namely that they don’t. Compared to many countries, the United States does have a pretty low rate of passport ownership, but that doesn’t mean that Americans don’t travel. With a country as large and diverse as the United States, there is plenty to see and do without ever crossing a border.
Take New England, for example. This area of the United States boasts a unique culture, including several English dialects and its defining cuisine. With an excellent climate, plenty of coastline, and a stunning landscape, it is easy to see why many Americans would choose a trip to New England over flying to another country. And if you are considering making a trip, keep the following New England destinations in mind.
Located in Maine, this park is picture perfect. Offering beautiful, lush woods for hiking, mountains for climbing, and seaside views that will take your breath away, it is the ideal spot to get closer to nature. Do not be surprised if you catch sight of moose and even some black bears as you explore.
Few of us travel by train anymore and that is a shame. Freeways may get you there faster, but railways offer scenic views that allow you to experience parts of the country we rarely see. This particular railroad is located in New Hampshire, and it provides an experience few trains can match. Climbing a mountain at only 3 MPH, you will have plenty of time to take in the stunning sights around you. Once you reach the top, you will have time to get out and explore before making your descent at a 40-degree angle.
What makes this town so special? It is something of a hidden treasure. Often passed by while on the way to more well-known locations, it offers everything you could want from a New England summer vacation. Perfect for relaxing and ideal for families, this is a town that will make your summer feel complete.