*** Featured Tour Provider***: Vermont Bicycle Tours (VBT)
If you're passionate about biking and looking to head out on a "last hurrah" trek before autumn yields to blustery winter, then book yourself on one of VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations' scheduled outings this fall. The tour company offers a number of fall trips in Vermont, on Cape Cod and in Maine's Acadia National Park. Trip leaders provide support and encouragement all along the way, and your tour includes specially selected accommodations and great regional dining throughout your journey. Use Vermont Bicycle Tours' online form to request a free catalog. Reservations may also be initiated online, or call toll free: 800-245-3868.
Hiking and Walking Tours
*** Featured Tour Provider***: New England Hiking Holidays
New England Hiking Holidays combines hiking through scenic terrain with stays at country inns to create complete and memorable vacation experiences. New England destinations include the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Acadia National Park in Maine, the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. A complete schedule highlights the available tours this fall. For more information, email New England Hiking Holidays, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call them at 603-356-9696 or toll free at 800-869-0949.
***Featured Tour Provider***: Caravan Tours
Caravan Tours offers eight-day New England Fall Foliage guided motorcoach tours departing from Boston on a variety of September and October departure dates. Sit back and enjoy vivid views of changing leaves in all six New England states as you visit the region's iconic attractions.
Riding the Rails
*** Featured Tour Provider***: Essex Steam Train
If chugging along the tracks aboard a historic locomotive through tree-lined miles decorated by nature's paintbrush sounds appealing, you'll want to check the 2012 schedule for Essex Steam Train and Riverboat. From September 7 to September 30, tours are available Friday through Sunday, and from October 1 to October 22, departures from Essex, Connecticut, are available from Thursday through Monday. Call 860-767-0103 or toll free, 800-377-3987, for reservations and more information.
Cruising New England's Waters
*** Featured Tour Provider***: Isles of Shoals Steamship Co.
A guided tour of New England's colorful coastline aboard a seaworthy vessel is sure to be a memorable outing. Isles of Shoals Steamship Co. out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is offering Fall Sightseeing Cruises with departures on select dates in September and October. The routes for these narrated tours will vary, so call 603-431-5500 or toll free, 800-441-4620, for specific details. Reservations are recommended.
A Different Perspective: Aerial Tours
*** Featured Tour Provider***: Balloons Over New England
I always pick up the prettiest fallen leaves that catch my eye, but how magnificent it would be to soar above the foliage, tickling the tree tops! Well, when you set sail on a hot air balloon flight this fall with Kennebunk, Maine-based Balloons Over New England, that's exactly what you'll be able to do! In addition to regular flights from their home location in Quechee, Vermont, this tour company also flies regularly from Kennebunk, Maine, and the Massachusetts south shore, as well. Call them toll free at 800-788-5562 for complete details and reservations.
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