A New England trip in September or October isn’t complete without a visit to the gorgeous town of Salem. Richly steeped in history and lore this famous place captured in novels by Nathaniel Hawthorne and others offers something for every traveler. For those who are fascinated by history, one glance at the House of Seven Gables will hold you mesmerized. Make sure to check out the fantastic exhibits at The Peabody-Essex Museum. From there head down to Derby Street, walk along Pickering Wharf, and don’t miss the museums and live performances that will transport you to a bygone era when misunderstandings about the beliefs and ways of men ran rampant. Dine at Victoria Station and walk off those extra calories as you take a self-guided tour and bask in the beauty of historically preserved neighborhoods.
A charming town combining the rustic with the modern. While there browse some of the lovely shops, admire the fall foliage and make sure to visit the NECI’s (New England Culinary Institute) Main Street Bar and Grill. From delicious coffee, tea and pastries, to a delightful menu selection for lunches, dinners and brunch, you’ll welcome a chance to relax at this lovely eatery.
Skyline Drive, VA:
See fall in all its glory in this scenic byway. Drive along the valleys or enjoy the splendor of the mountains showing off crimson, golden, and spice-colored leaves. During your getaway you may even spot some black bears lumbering along on a lazy afternoon. If you prefer, you can always see some of the area while on horseback or while bicycling on designated paths.
The Great Smoky Mountains:
For the true lovers of the outdoors, The Smokies offer wonder and wildlife at its finest. Lush foliage and wildflowers greet visitors, and the bears, deer and elk are sights to behold. Rangers offer guided park tours, too. If you’re fond of hiking, head here for a weekend you’ll long fondly remember.
Wishing you all many happy reading moments,
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