Autumn in New England

Lifestyle Travel

Cape Cod, MA

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Beautiful foliage throughout Cape Cod is what the essence of the New England fall season is all about. The best way to experience the exquisite colors of the leaves is undoubtedly on a scenic bike ride along the Cape Cod Rail Trail. The 22-mile path leads bikers through the small towns and villages of Cape Cod and as you pass through Brewster, there are tons of cute shops, restaurants, and historic homes to explore.

Where to stay: Ocean Edge Resort
The Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster features a custom bike fleet with close proximity to the Cape Cod Rail Trail, making this 429-acre resort the perfect spot to stay. Ocean Edge Resort is comprised of two distinctive experiences: The AAA Four Diamond Mansion which includes 90 guest rooms and 31 Presidential Bay Collection villas and The Villages, home to a Nicklaus Design golf course with easy access to recreational activities.

Newport, RI

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The historic colonial town of Newport, also known as the “Sailing Capital of the World” has a rich maritime history. What better way to experience some of the finest sailing known today than aboard a classic boat and a ride through Newport Harbor.

Where to stay: Grace Vanderbilt
Located just off the Fall River, Grace Vanderbilt has established itself as one of the best destinations to enjoy sailing in Newport. Originally built by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, a scion of the wealthy Vanderbilt family, the 1909 property is a vintage Newport mansion that has been restored to its former glory and is one of the few private homes of the era to operate for guests as a fully functioning and top luxury hotel in Rhode Island.

Portsmouth, NH

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Portsmouth sits near ‘the mouth’ of the Piscataqua River, a short, wide river that divides New Hampshire and Maine. This prime location makes Portsmouth a popular destination for fishermen. During the fall season, local waters fill with bait-fish migrating out of the rivers and harbors. September and early October are the best times to look for surface-feeding schools, stripers and bluefish under birds just outside the harbor and along the shore.

Where to stay: Wentworth by the Sea
Wentworth by the Sea is the perfect home base for exploring and fishing in  New England’s celebrated sea coast. This hotel features a blend of luxury and adventure with views that overlook the azure waters of the Atlantic from a coveted island address. This historic retreat is one of the last remaining Grand Portsmouth hotels that once graced this serene coastal community, and continues to uphold the legacy of hospitality that has welcomed presidents, dignitaries and celebrities to its doors since 1874.

Barnard, VT

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Take a hike or run along the verdant trails of Silver Lake State Park, which offers endless miles of hiking and running trails with 35 acres of land to explore. Its location on the shoreline of the 84-acre glistening Silver Lake also provides swimming and picnicking options. Recreational activities range from moderate to strenuous, welcoming adventure for all.

Where to stay: Twin Farms Resort
Twin Farms Resort is the spot to stay for outdoor adventure and Vermont’s only luxury, five-star experience. When Sinclair Lewis, a Nobel Prize-winning author proposed to his wife, Dorothy Thompson, a journalist, she promised to marry him if he purchased her a beautiful farm in Vermont. The two found their idyll when they purchased a 1795-era farmhouse in 1928, which eventually became Twin Farms. Twin Farms is ensconced within 300 acres, making it the ultimate location for outdoor adventure seekers, with hiking and running trails just moments away. Twin Farms has a cozy, at home feel, and each guest room is designed uniquely with features, amenities and services to make your stay as adventurous, social, or private as you wish.

By Jackie Magurno