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NEW ENGLAND STATE TOURISM DIRECTORS Randall Fiveash Connecticut Office of Tourism Carolann Ouellette Maine Office of Tourism Francois Nivaud Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism Welcome to New England Many thanks for picking up a copy of The Official Discover New England Travel Guide. As a native New Englander, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to my home! I grew up in a small New England village in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts. Some of my favorite memories are of going to Quabbin Reservoir for picnics with my grandparents, visiting the sandy shores of Cape Cod in the summer, and attending the Eastern States Exposition (“The Big E”) in September. Today I call New Hampshire home, where I enjoy living close to some of the nation’s most pristine bodies of water, near the region’s largest city (Boston), and less than an hour’s drive from the tallest peaks in the Northeast (the White Moun-tains). On weekends you can usually find me doing some type of outdoor activity on one of the largest lakes in the United States, Vermont’s Lake Champlain. As the executive director of Discover New England, I’m often asked, “What makes a holiday in New England so special?” That’s actually a hard question to answer, as it isn’t just one thing. I begin by explaining how compact and beau-tiful New England is—and how safe—and that there are ocean waters, lakes, and rivers everywhere. It’s a place where you can watch the sun rise over New Eng-land from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Maine’s Acadia National Park and then take a lobster cruise from the harbor below. I tell them about blue-sky summers along the fabled New England coast, and warm lakes ringed by hills; fall foliage that leaves you wanting to capture nature’s colors in countless photographs; winter days highlighted by ski resorts and cozy inns, close enough that you can easily try out several mountains in a week; pretty villages and sophisticated cities perfect for walking; and all this in the most historic region of the U.S., with world-class museums, restaurants, and shopping within a short drive, no matter where you are. And, finally, I tell them about New England’s famous seafood and our love for our local sports teams. Each of the six New England states— Connecticut , Maine , Massachusetts , New Hampshire , Rhode Island , and Vermont —possesses a unique way of life, and yet they’re all connected by history, tradition, and landscape so rich and varied that whether you come for a week, or a month, or more, every day promises new discoveries. There’s no other destination where so many experiences for all ages await in such a small area. This magazine will help you start planning your next trip to New England. Be sure to also check out discovernewengland.org or discovernewengland.co.uk for expert advice and tips on how to get the most from your holiday. Lori Harnois Executive Director Discover New England ❱❱ BECOME A NEW ENGLAND FAN Victoria Cimino New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development Mark Brodeur Rhode Island Tourism Division Megan Smith Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing DISCOVER NEW ENGLAND 100 International Drive, Suite 352 Portsmouth, NH 03801 U.S.A. 603-766-0606 info@discovernewengland.org discovernewengland.org EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Lori Harnois OPERATIONS MANAGER Kathy Scatamacchia FOR INFORMATION IN THE U.K. AND IRELAND : U.K./Ireland brochure line: 01825 746688 U.K. travel agents, tour operators, media: KBC PR & Marketing Suite 3, Falmer Court,London Road, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1HN United Kingdom 01825 746688 FOR INFORMATION IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND : Canuckiwi Ltd. Level 2 41C Clyde Rd. Auckland, NZ +64 9 280 4579 +64 21 555 463 YANKEE PUBLISHING INC. 1121 Main St., PO Box 520 Dublin, NH 03444 U.S.A. 603-563-8111 EDITORS Eileen T. Terrill & Barbara Coles ART DIRECTOR David Nelson PHOTO EDITOR Heather Marcus WRITER Kim Knox Beckius PRODUCTION DIRECTOR David Ziarnowski SENIOR PRODUCTION ARTISTS Jennifer Freeman, Rachel Kipka PUBLISHER Jamie Trowbridge VICE PRESIDENT/PRODUCTION & NEW MEDIA Paul Belliveau VICE PRESIDENT/SALES * * * Judson D. Hale Jr. ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES MARKETING COORDINATOR NewEnglandVisit DiscoverNewEngland NewEnglandVisit DiscoverNE discovernewengland Christine Anderson AD COORDINATOR Janet Selle Discover New England © 2016 by Yankee Publishing Inc. 2 Discover New England discovernewengland.org S A R A F O RRE S T Dean DeLuca, Kelly Moores MARKETING MANAGER Joely Fanning MARKETING ASSOCIATE Valerie Lithgow

Welcome To New England

Lori Harnois

Many thanks for picking up a copy of The Official Discover New England Travel Guide. As a native New Englander, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to my home! I grew up in a small New England village in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts. Some of my favorite memories are of going to Quabbin Reservoir for picnics with my grandparents, visiting the sandy shores of Cape Cod in the summer, and attending the Eastern States Exposition (“The Big E”) in September.

Today I call New Hampshire home, where I enjoy living close to some of the nation’s most pristine bodies of water, near the region’s largest city (Boston), and less than an hour’s drive from the tallest peaks in the Northeast (the White Mountains). On weekends you can usually find me doing some type of outdoor activity on one of the largest lakes in the United States, Vermont’s Lake Champlain.

As the executive director of Discover New England, I’m often asked, “What makes a holiday in New England so special?” That’s actually a hard question to answer, as it isn’t just one thing. I begin by explaining how compact and beautiful New England is—and how safe—and that there are ocean waters, lakes, and rivers everywhere. It’s a place where you can watch the sun rise over New England from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Maine’s Acadia National Park and then take a lobster cruise from the harbor below. I tell them about blue-sky summers along the fabled New England coast, and warm lakes ringed by hills; fall foliage that leaves you wanting to capture nature’s colors in countless photographs; winter days highlighted by ski resorts and cozy inns, close enough that you can easily try out several mountains in a week; pretty villages and sophisticated cities perfect for walking; and all this in the most historic region of the U.S., with world-class museums, restaurants, and shopping within a short drive, no matter where you are. And, finally, I tell them about New England’s famous seafood and our love for our local sports teams.

Each of the six New England states—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont—possesses a unique way of life, and yet they’re all connected by history, tradition, and landscape so rich and varied that whether you come for a week, or a month, or more, every day promises new discoveries. There’s no other destination where so many experiences for all ages await in such a small area. This magazine will help you start planning your next trip to New England. Be sure to also check out discovernewengland.org or discovernewengland.co.uk for expert advice and tips on how to get the most from your holiday.

Lori Harnois
Executive Director
Discover New England

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