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Suggestions for a fall new England trip?

S Ebels
S Ebels Member Posts: 2,322
My One and Only and myself are beginning to plan a trip out East this fall. I'm wondering if I can get advice on places to go, things to do, people to see from some of the Wallies who are local to that area. We'll be in the area a week-10 days and would like to get off the beaten path so to speak. Any of you guys run a bed and breakfast? We're open to any and all suggestions.

PS: this will be our first vacation with just the two of us in 27 years.

Thanks in advance to all!!

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  • Ye olde steam train

    http://www.mtwashingtoncograilway.com/

    My favorite vacation trip in many years!

    Noel
  • Monhegan Island, ME

    http://www.briegull.com/Monhegan/

    If it isn't too late in the year, this is a neat place to visit.

    No cars!

    Noel
  • BillW@honeywell
    BillW@honeywell Member Posts: 1,099
    Try the Adirondacks...

    Lake Placid(Northern NY State) has Olympic sites, fantastic fall foliage late Sept-mid Oct. Lots of chain hotels, B&B's, Mirror Lake Inn is special! Tons of great restaurants, confiscate your wife's credit cards before she hits the downtown shops. The Adirondack Scenic Railroad runs trips between Lake Placid & Saranac Lake, great scenery. Most golf courses are still open at that time, spectacular scenery at Loon Lake and Craig Wood. Fly into Saranac Lake or Plattsburg, or spend a night in the "Big Apple" and take Amtrak from Penn Station to Westport for a bus or hotel shuttle the rest of the way into Lake Placid. The scenery along that line is beautiful! If you're interested, I have a guidebook I wrote up (if I can find it).
  • Fall foliage

    http://www.photo.net/us/ne/foliage-kancamagus

    Try the Kancamagus Hiway. It is closed (under tons of snow)through the winter, but it's BEAUTIFUL in the fall.

    No homes, to speak of, along it's length. It wasn't even completed till 1959.
  • EJW
    EJW Member Posts: 321
    Monhegan

    Noel, do you go to Monhegan often? My younger brother got married out there 2 years ago.His wife is an Islander. It's a pretty relaxing place, last time I was out I stayed at "Mcartins" down by lobster cove. How about some of the heating eqip/plumbing out there?!?! EJW
  • DaveGateway
    DaveGateway Member Posts: 568
    New England places

    I live in New Hampshire and am partial to the White Mountains, particularly during foliage season (Mid/Late September). I would recommend staying in the Mount Washington Valley, or the Lincoln area. The properties at Brettons Woods are nice (condos for rent, the Bretton Arms, the Mount Washington Hotel).

    http://www.mtwashington.com/resortlodging/brettonarms.cfm

    I would also recommend the Acadia National Park area. We stayed at 2 magnificant BB's on Little Deer Isle quite a few years ago. The Pentagöet Inn Bed and Breakfast in Castine, and the Eggemoggin Inn, on the Eggemoggin Reach.

    http://www.pentagoet.com/
    http://www.eggreachbb.com/pgs/baylodge.html
    http://www.deerislemaine.com/

    If you make it to Little Dear Isle, visit the town of Stonington and take the packet (mail) boat to the Isle au Haut (about six miles offshore). There are beautiful walking trails on the Island and sometimes you can see Whales offshore. There is also an Inn on the Island.

    http://www.innatisleauhaut.com/

    On the return to Stonington, save your appetite if you like fresh seafood. There is a local place right off the wharf called the Fishermans Friend that serves heaping portions of the freshest seafood and chowders anywhere.

    On our last major trip North (before kids), we spent a few days in the Whites and a week in the Acadia area ... absolutely perfect trip!

    Best of luck,
    Phil
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    umm noel

    The kanc highway is open year round. Just fyi on that. If you are looking for idea's for central and Northern New Hampshire there are a ton of thing's I could send someone on. My first question would be do you want to just see tree's or some attraction's also? There is Clark's trained bear's for someone who has never seen a black bear. Located In Lincoln (same area as the Kanc). Then there is a ride through the mountain's to Lost River (watch out for the moose that are watching you). On and on. Give some idea's of what you would like or email me....Have lot's of nice thing's to see and do!!
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
    Hey Steve,

    Wanna go "over the top" and throw in a special couple of days?

    Try The Balsams. Be prepared to give up a few or more days for the experience, but I'm told it is one of the best to be had in New England.(I'll see if I can find some photos)

    Can't get them here, so try...thebalsams.com. The N.H. ones! (I saw a Michigan listing, and I bet IT ain't nearly so pretty, to you!)

    Came upon this GEM, while tooling the backroads on the old motorcycle, and found it to be the "only place I've ever wanted to spend some time....away from the ocean" . (BIG order in this camp!). Chris
  • Not much at all

    When I was fresh out of school at Governor's Island, NY, I was stationed at Marshall Point Light and LORAN transmitter station.

    I used to watch the Laura B go by every day to the island.

    This was 1977. Is the boat named the Laura B, still?

    Noel
  • Murph'_5
    Murph'_5 Member Posts: 349
  • DaveGateway
    DaveGateway Member Posts: 568
    Nah!

    ... it's pretty protected unless there's a gale blowing. Lots of Islands through the harbor. My buddy kayaks the trip every year and worries more about getting run over by lobster boats than rough seas.
  • Murph'_5
    Murph'_5 Member Posts: 349
    Do you realize......

    How much damage Mrs. Ebels can do to whomever sits next to her on a boat?




    Murph'

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  • DaveGateway
    DaveGateway Member Posts: 568
    New Englander's ...

    are tough. Especially the native New Englander's from Maine! I'm just a 30 yr transplant from Wantagh, L.I., but those born here can handle just about anything that comes there way.
  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338
    Here in Ma

    we have the Mohawk trail which is actually Route 2. It is a great trip around the last week in September to mid/late October.

    You could start out in Boston for a day or two and see many historical sites on the Freedom Trail. Then rent a car, find route 2 just outside Boston and away you go. At the end is the famous "hair pin" turn and you end up in a most magical place in the Western part of the state.

    It is a very busy time and doubtful you could just stop at places. Surely entering "Mohawk Trail" into Google should give you some great ideas.

    You could also get off 2 for a while and head over to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge.

    Many great choices and you can not go wrong anywhere in New England in the Fall.

    Happy travels.
  • Dave Palmer_3
    Dave Palmer_3 Member Posts: 388


    > My One and Only and myself are beginning to plan

    > a trip out East this fall. I'm wondering if I can

    > get advice on places to go, things to do, people

    > to see from some of the Wallies who are local to

    > that area. We'll be in the area a week-10 days

    > and would like to get off the beaten path so to

    > speak. Any of you guys run a bed and breakfast?

    > We're open to any and all suggestions.

    >

    > PS:

    > this will be our first vacation with just the two

    > of us in 27 years.

    >

    > Thanks in advance to all!!



  • Dave Palmer_3
    Dave Palmer_3 Member Posts: 388
    RI

    Newport is great anytime but great in the fall,see why the rich and famous build mansions here.Lots of tours and great food.Block Island is great for a quiet get away too,just a hour boat ride and lots of bed & breakfasts.Dave
  • doug_16
    doug_16 Member Posts: 62
    And while you are on the

    way to Little Dear Isle and Stonington, venture 2 blocks off Rt. 1 and stop and see us. Lobstah might be traded for work on our plumbing and heating.
    And from Bar Harbor, 40 miles away, you can take the cat to see whales, about 20+ miles out into the ocean.

  • Constantin
    Constantin Member Posts: 3,796
    Second the Kanc

    It's a beautiful drive through that forest... I'd do it west to east, then pop into upper Maine to take advantage of the islands there. Given your time constraints, I wouldn't venture further east than Mt. Desert, a beautiful spot. The bays and islands along the way are special as well.

    I also liked Monhegan Island a lot. Sailing through the waters of Maine is one of my favorite activities and I look forward to having my father and friends on board this summer. Besides taking ferries out to remote islands, also consider taking a schooner for a afternoon cruise... it's quite romantic and with the advent of internal combustion engines also safe and reliable.

    If maritime history is of interest, consider a trip down to the Mystic seaport museum, or to the Peabody-Essex in Salem. The coast up along Cape Ann (Manchester, Gloucester, Essex, etc.) is also beautiful and within a days trip to Boston.

    Depending on when you come, beware of leaf-peepers and weekend traffic around Boston, the Cape, and Route 95 in NH, Maine.
  • Mark Hunt
    Mark Hunt Member Posts: 4,909
    I hear Milne's house


    is pretty nice in the fall.

    Bring a rake.

    Mark H

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  • EJW
    EJW Member Posts: 321
    Laura B/Monhegan trip

    You bet, she still is working everyday along with the Elizibeth Ann. You can see them both at
    www. Monheganboat.com. S Ebels this is where you want to go, there is so much to tell I can't even begin to touch the surface. E-mail me for all details.

    [email protected]
  • S Ebels
    S Ebels Member Posts: 2,322
    Mr. Murph is remembering

    An incident that happened whilst on a site seeing boat tour in Lake Superior during our honeymoon, 30 years ago this coming August. Suffice to say it wasn't pretty and the Mrs. has not been on a body of water larger than a mud puddle since. I believe that I told that story here on the Wall. You might find it in the archives under key words such as vomit and/or puke. (G)
  • S Ebels
    S Ebels Member Posts: 2,322
    The Mrs.

    Just mentioned something about exploring (her word for shopping) in Baaahhston. We'll likely have to hit that. Are they finished with the "big dig" yet?
    Good resturants? Places to go?
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    Rakes

    Come free with a room.

    If you wish to visit during the winter months we provide a free shovel. Such a deal !

    Stay during January and you'll get a small MC tank and a handfull of slip couplings, again, all free with your breakfast of Dunkin Doughnuts coffee.

    Milne-by-the-sea

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  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    Steve

    If your heading to Bahstan for shoppin My Gawd don't bring the cah, what you tahdid or sompin !

    Steve, really I'll look up some nice places and then let you know. Shopping is one thing, dining is another. You'll want to go out of the city a little to get some really good New England food. If your going to be close to the city than you Definatly want to visit the Nawth Showa, ( thats North Shore ) its " wicka pissa ". This is where I live and a trip around Cape Ann will give you the flavor of the area in a day. I would be more than happy to be a tour guide. Ask Timmie M. I give good tour.

    Scott " Chowda " Milne

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  • S Ebels
    S Ebels Member Posts: 2,322
    Chowda

    Sounds real good. My driving makes the little woman a little...... shall we say....... PARANOID!!!!
  • bb
    bb Member Posts: 99
    driving

    In Boston makes anyone that is not a native PARANOID! It's the only place I have been where they drive on the breakdown lane during rush hour. There are plenty of great places to see in the Boston area, but I would recommend staying outside of the city as hotel rates are a bit out of hand and with the Democratic National Party convention coming soon it might make rates even higher!

    There are so many great places to see in New England. If like naval history and the Mrs. can handle a ship at dock try Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA. A battleship, destroyer, sub and two PT boats on display.

    The Maine coast is an excellent choice as well. Acadia National park is one of my favorites. If you go there you must swim in the ocean. The water warms up to about 53 in the summer. It's an eye opener to say the least! ;)


    bb
  • S Ebels
    S Ebels Member Posts: 2,322
    Chuck Shaw

    If you're still having trouble with the "chucks", let me know before we come out east and I'll take the compound bow along.

    PS: If you lift the live trap off the ground, a skunk will be too unsteady to spray. They need to brace themselves properly in order to flex the required muscles needed to "do their thing". The trick is getting the trap up in the air before they become alarmed enough to let fly.

    PSS: Ask me how I know this.
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