From whale watching to wine tasting, lobster catching to yacht sailing, journey to New England and you’ll discover a place brimming with unique and excusive experiences. It’s been difficult rounding up our favourites from each state, but we’ve done it, and here it is – Black Tomato’s New England edit…
Catch and Cook a Lobster in Maine
We all love a fresh lobster, and since some of the world’s best seafood is served up right here in Maine, why not try your hand at catching it yourself? Join the fishermen at Portland as they voyage out to find the best catch and learn all about this tasty dish as you begin reeling in. Back on shore, you’ll be feasting on your just-caught lobster that’s been prepared by the chefs at The Portland Lobster Company
Whale Watching in Massachusetts
Ever seen a whale up close? Now’s your chance with Massachusetts offering some of the closest encounters in the world. Watch as these giant mammals feed and breach out of the water at hotspots such as Stellwagen Bank. Journey out into the deep ocean waters by boat and listen to your knowledgeable guide’s advice on how to spot these underwater giants, or simply grab a pair of binoculars and watch from the comfort of the beach.
Snowmobile over 11,000km in New Hampshire
When winter moves into New Hampshire, the state is transformed into a sparkling white playground that the adventurous cannot resist. If skiing, snowshoeing, and sleigh rides aren’t fast enough for you, hop onto a snowmobile and hit the gas to speed through the state’s most impressive wilderness locations. The Ride the Wilds network of trails alone, located in the Great North Woods region, has over 1,600km of trails that connect many picturesque villages.
Explore the Connecticut Wine Trail
If you have a taste for fine wine then you’ll love Connecticut. As the fastest growing wine region in the country, there are plenty of vineyards to choose from. The famous wine trail is made up of 25 companies from family run businesses such as Jones Winery, to newer additions like the Sunset Meadow Vineyards. On this trail you can coast along the Connecticut countryside passing a blanket of lush green landscape as you stop off to sample these local delights.
Private Charter in Rhode Island
The city of Newport boasts a charming harbour full of luxurious yachts and sailboats, and you can be part of this trendy scene with your very own private charter. Set sail and feel the fresh ocean breeze as you cruise along the sparkling waters and look out onto the picturesque lighthouses.
Visit a Sugar House in Vermont
As a leading producer of maple syrup, visiting a sugar house should be at the top of any Vermont to-do list. Meander through great forests of maple trees and discover the unique secrets to achieving the highest quality syrup as you’re guided through the different steps. It’s incredible to watch some of the production process, most on family farms and if you ask sweetly, they may even let you sample some.