6 Beautiful New England States

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Connecticut

Connecticut is home to some of the most impressive natural areas. Some are famous among nature lovers as spots to hike, kayak, or ski.

With this state’s scenic natural area and abundant state parks, Connecticut has earned itself the nickname of “Connecticut” rather than “Connecticut Valley.” It’s fitting that this nickname is used, because Connecticut is one of the most visited state parks.

Although Connecticut faces the Atlantic Ocean to the east, it’s bordered by hills, meadows, thick forests, and rivers. The state is filled with historic sites such as churches, monasteries, and forts from the four distinct cultural periods that have been established there: the Connecticut Colony, the Dutch colonial period in the 17th century, the Puritan period in the 18th century, and the Colonial Period in the late 18th century.

Connecticut’s First Settlers Had a Tireless Work Ethic

In 1633, the Reverend Thomas Hooker and around 100 other dissatisfied and religious settlers moved to Hartford, Connecticut. Hooker’s settlers set out to live in a place of their own and build a community free from abusive landlords. In 1639, the settlers founded the Connecticut Colony.

Maine

True to its nickname … Beautiful Maine … Maine boasts some of the most gorgeous natural scenery in all of the United States, or anywhere else for that matter.

The state lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the northern slopes of the Green Mountains of Vermont. In addition to New Hampshire, Maine borders the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec.

Maine State Symbols

The Flag: A blue field with a white five-pointed star on the top left corner. This symbolizes a single star and the first letter of Maine’s state motto, …Dirigo,… …I Lead….

Maine State Flower: The scarlet lady slipper. The flower grows mainly in the northern half of the state. The …spring… and …summer… lady slippers are the most abundant in the early summer on upper slopes of the Green Mountains and in the higher elevations in the state.

Maine State Animal: The wild turkey.

Maine State Tree: The eastern hemlock. Hemlocks are known as the …silent sentinels… of the forest because of their ability to survive in hostile environments.

Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts is most known for having an incredible and impressive coast along the Atlantic ocean. From its major metropolitan region of Boston, Massachusetts is also becoming known for its booming technology scene and impressive amount of important startups.

Massachusetts is a plus size friendly state and has no sales tax on clothing, however, Massachusetts has a relatively high excise tax on cigarettes (55 cents per pack). Massachusetts has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country, allowing residents to purchase, register, and transport their guns, despite their state also being known for some of the highest gun crime rates in the country.

As a whole, Massachusetts is ranked 5th in the United States for fastest broadband speeds and 1st in access to unlimited high-speed broadband.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a state along the eastern coast of the United States. It is known for its beautiful towns, friendly people and picturesque beaches. New England is known as the land of breathtaking beauty, and New Hampshire is home to the majority of that.

Families can spend a relaxing day at Lake Winnipesaukee, located along this beautiful saltwater lake. It has a surface area of about 11,400 acres and is the largest lake in the eastern United States and the second largest freshwater lake in the United States.

Those who visit the lake for a day can go on a boat ride, look at the sealife or even take a nice hike. The views along the lake are gorgeous and make for the perfect day.

On the western side of the lake, there is a small town known as Wolfeboro. This town is popular for its two country clubs, three golf courses and at times, golfing competitions.

If you’d rather play while you play tennis, you can go to the ever-famous Portsmouth Athletic Club. This complex offers an 18-hole championship course as well as an 18-hole par 4 course.

Hiking is an excellent way to see some of what the state has to offer, especially on the beaches along the shoreline.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island is a state that has many sites to see, including beaches, ice caves, and natural harbors. There are also many castles that give the state its nickname of the “conquered state.” The capital city of Providence has a wealth of artistic and cultural institutions, and the downtown area has been designated a National Historic District. Newport is known as a vacation destination for its shopping and entertainment. It is also the home of the world-famous America’s Cup yachting races. The Rhode Island Aquarium and the Roger Williams Park Zoo are must-visits for everyone.

If you go to Rhode Island, make sure you tour the docks to look at the historic ships. The row of the tall masts and smoke stacks will leave an impression on you.

Vermont

There’s something about the green melting away into the blue when cars drive down the road through Vermont. In the distance, the mountains seem to go on forever.

Vermont is where the green and blue seems to merge. This town is nestled in the mountains and feels like you are in the middle of nowhere.

Having traveled to numerous countries, I find States to be the most beautiful places that I have ever been to. Connecticut is another beautiful state in New England.

Another beautiful state is Vermont. On a trip to Washington D.C., we took the trip up to Vermont and it was worth it.

The state of Vermont has a population of 460,000 and the capital of the state is Burlington. The beautiful landscape of Vermont creates a relaxing and peaceful environment that lets you take in the country’s culture.

If you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day, drive north to the Green Mountain State of Vermont.

Fall is the best time to visit Vermont.

Features of Vermont that Defines It

{1}. The Green Mountain range is a major geological feature of the state.
{2}. Vermont is home to trees for which the area is best known.
{3}. Vermont is a place where nature abounds and the beauty of the land is evident in every step.