Boston - Plymouth - Boston (68 miles)
Today we will venture south to historic Plymouth, where we will see Plymouth Rock, visit Plimouth Plantation, and the Mayflower II, Plimoth Grist Mill. We will also learn about the history of the local Wampanoag Native American tribe. Afterward, we will continue to take the Plymouth's Whale Watching Cruise, before returning to Boston.
Plymouth is a coastal town in Massachusetts, south of Boston. It is the site of the first Pilgrim settlement, founded in 1620. Plymouth Rock, a boulder in Pilgrim Memorial State Park, marks the place where settlers are thought to have landed on shore.
The Plimouth Plantation in Plymouth, MA is a fully-functioning historical town set in the year 1627. The complex also contains a recreation of the Mayflower, a craft center, a small farm animal zoo, and a movie theater.Price includes Mayflower II visit.
Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (Under 11 yrs) $16; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $26
Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts is an important cultural landmark in the Unites States. It is considered to be the place where European pilgrims first landed and established what would become the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1620.
Plimoth Grist Mill
Nestled alongside bucolic Town Brook, and just a short walk from the waterfront and Mayflower II, the Plimoth Grist Mill tells the story of the grist (corn grinding) mill built by the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony. After more than a decade of laboriously grinding corn by hand in wooden mortars, the colony authorized the construction of a water-powered corn grinding mill on Town Brook in 1636.
Admission (Optional): Adult $7; Child (5-12 yrs) $5; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $6|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm
Plymouth's Whale Watching Cruise
Journey to the feeding ground of the largest mammals on the planet-- humpback whales. Those who join the tour will the ferried out into the ocean to see stunning wildlife, including whales, dolphins, fish, and seabirds.
Admission (Optional): Adult $53; Child (Under 12 yrs) $29; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $39
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph or similar
Boston - Adirondack Park - Lake Placid (375 miles)
In the morning, guests will be picked up in Boston. Then, we will head to Whiteface Mountain in upstate New York's Adirondack Park, where we will get the chance to take a lift to the top of the mountain. Because Whiteface Mountain is closed after October 12th, we will instead visit High Falls Gorge on applicable dates. Afterward, we will move onto Lake Placid, where we will explore Main Street and the Olympic Center, as well as do some shopping and dining.
Adirondack Park, NY
This massive park is the largest of its kind in the country, as well as the largest National Historic Site. It encompasses all of upstate New York's Adirondack Mountains as well as some of the surrounding areas.
Whiteface Mountain is the fifth-tallest mountain in New York State and one of the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. Because of its relative isolation from the other High Peaks, it offers unparalleled views of the surrounding area.
Admission (Optional): Adult $23; Child (7-12 yrs) $16; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $16
Lake Placid Town, NY
High Falls Gorge
The High Falls Gorge is located near Lake Placid, New York amidst the Adirondack Mountains. It is the location where the Ausable River spills over the edge of Whiteface Mountain.
Admission (Optional): Adult $13; Child (3-12 yrs) $9; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $13
The Olympic Center at Lake Placid, New York was the site of the famous 1980 Olympics, best known for the hockey showdown between the United States and Russia in which a scrappy American team dethroned the Russian powerhouse.
This lake and its eponymous town in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York are favorite vacation destinations for people all over New England. From hiking and mountain climbing to fishing and boating, there is never nothing to do!
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn or Similar
Keeseville - Lake Champlain - Boston (240 miles)
In the morning, we will head to Ausable Chasm in Keeseville, NY. From there, we will head to Lake Champlain and have the chance to take a hike on the local trails. Then, we will continue to the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, the New England Maple Museum. Afterwards, we will return to Boston.
Keeseville is a hamlet in Clinton and Essex counties, New York, in the United States.It developed along the Ausable River, which provided water power for mills and industrial development.
People were visiting Ausable Chasm in the late 19th century, 22 years before the establishment of Adirondack Park itself. More than 10 million people over more than a century have some to visit the canyon.
Admission (Optional): Adult $33; Child (3-12 yrs) $21.70; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $33
Lake Champlain, VT
Sitting on the border between Vermont and New York, Lake Champlain is a beautiful destination, full of islands, lighthouses, and parks to explore. The sunsets over the wide, expansive area are truly a sight to behold.
It is located 45 miles (72 km) south of the Canada–United States border and 94 miles (151 km) south of Canada's Montreal. It's home to the University of Vermont (UVM) and Champlain College. Many of Burlington's historic buildings and sites have been recognized by their inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
Lake Champlain Ferries
Visitors to Burlington, Vermont can experience a safe and reliable ferry ride across Lake Champlain and enjoy scenic views from the decks. The Lake Champlain Transportation Company runs three separate ferry crossings that connect Vermont with New York State. No reservations required.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $9; Child (Under 12 yrs) $4; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $7
Vermont Teddy Bear
The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory is a beloved state icon, which allows visitors to tour the facility and see firsthand all the work and loving care that goes on behind-the-scenes when making stuffed animals. Visitors can custom-make their own bear.
Admission (Optional): Adult Free|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm
New England Maple Museum
Sitting in the foothills of the Green Mountains of Vermont, the name of this museum says it all! It is dedicated to the craft of maple syrup making, a New England tradition!
Admission (Optional): Adult $5; Child (Under 12 yrs) $1; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $5
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph or similar