Last month, we took a week-long road trip through the northeast. We stopped along the way in upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Boston. I loved seeing the fall foliage and the quaint New England towns (Vermont, swoon). Here's a run down in photos of where we went on our trip.
The Adirondacks are a mountain range in eastern upstate New York. Interestingly, the Adirondacks are not a part of the Appalachian Range like I thought they were; they have completely different origins. The mountains form a circular dome of about 160 miles in diameter, and the highest mountain, Mount Marcy, is about 5,000 feet.
Vermont is nestled between Canada, New Hampshire, New York, and Massachusetts. It is the second least populous state after Wyoming and is the leading producer of maple syrup. It was also rated the safest state in 2016. I think it's also one of the prettiest.
New Hampshire had the best foliage of any state we visited on our trip. The reds and oranges fanned out over the hills like flames as we drove to the tiny sliver of New Hampshire coast in Portsmouth. On our way back to Massachusetts, we decided to stop in Portsmouth to visit Strawbery Banke, a living history museum with over fifty buildings reflecting nearly four hundred years of New England history.
Boston is one of those places that I thought I was going to absolutely fall in love with. The birthplace of the American Revolution, one of the oldest cities in America, for sure I thought this would be one of my favorite new places; I'm a massive American history nerd. But I honestly felt like I could have been in any American city. While the Freedom Trail was interesting, it was overcrowded with tourists to the point where it was hard to enjoy anything. It seemed like a livable city, and I think I would like to come back to explore with someone who knows the city well.