Quaint New England
Northern New England is unparalleled in its unique beauty with its expansive lush green forests, mountains, lakes, and endless gentle and peaceful rolling countryside dotted with farms, barns and silos, covered bridges, and quaint towns and villages. An abundance of Moose roams the North Country, and whales and seals frolic off the coast.
In addition to the amazing birding and natural beauty, many other qualities make New England a special place. New England is rich in history, often labeled “the birthplace of the United States”, and a colonial feel still permeates through its towns and countryside – from the churches, buildings, and houses, to the covered bridges, farms, and lighthouses. Each state is unique in not only in its landscape, but also it culture – from the relaxed down-to-earth vibe of Vermont farmers, to the Granite Staters whose motto is “Live Free or Die”, and to the lobster and fishing culture of the Maine coast.
In addition, New England offers excellent local food including blueberry pancakes with maple syrup to start off the morning, local farm-produced meats, cheeses, fruits, and veggies, and fresh lobster and seafood at dockside restaurants on the Maine coast. New England is also well known for its abundance of outstanding local breweries and wineries. The beautiful small cities of Burlington, VT and Portland, ME are happening and lively places, and shopping opportunities are plentiful throughout, from small local shops to outlet stores such as the L.L. Bean Flagship Store in the delightful town of Freeport, ME.
All of this added charm makes New England a splendid place to travel while indulging in birdwatching.