Fall in New England The Maple Tree Trail

In the middle of "fall" where would you like to travel? Well there is a region where you should be... and it's called "New England". There is no place on earth with such beautiful trees and colors like here in this particular season. It lasts only few weeks and it's better if you know the roads up here because some places are more colored then others. That is why we selected for you one of the best trail in the area.

We started our week-end from New Hampshire, near the border of Vermont. This is a land with some of the longest wood made covered bridges in the world, like this one here.

We selected for you a location to overnight and dine in the middle of wonderful trees and rivers, in the tranquil little town of Claremont, New Hampshire. The "Common Man Inn" is very comfortable place with huge rooms facing a beautiful view of the river and incredible charming, cozy ambiance.

We had the room and the river, with the space of a suite. But almost all the rooms in the Inn are big like this.

The chowder is one of the traditional recipe of this north-east region and the one served here at their restaurant is delicious.

They serve also some other fancy recipes like these giant "Tortelli" with veggies and nuts

Following the river up north to Vermont, we absolutely recommend a stop at "Sugar Bush Farm", near the quaint village of Woodstock. It's famous for producing very good cheese preserved in the wax and maple syrup.

Going east you will find another great location in proximity of Squam Lake. The colors continue to show up all along the way.

Right close to these calm and beautiful waters there is the second place we recommend for dine and overnight: it's the "Squam Lake Inn".

Cozy rooms, great place for a romantic gateway, or simply for hiking around the lake and its forest.

"COMMON MAN INN" at Claremont
Address21 Water St, Claremont, NH 03743

Address591 Sugarbush Farm Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091

Address28 Shepard Hill Rd, Holderness, NH 03245

Highlight by Luca Centoni

Pictures by Maria Grazia Sanfelice


Maine in October Two Charming Places to Stay

Maine is a magic state and so wonderful to visit during the October fall. We selected for you two special addresses along its incredible coast. The first is the "Harborage Inn on the Ocean Front", located in Boothbay Harbor. The second is "The Black Lantern Bed & Breakfast" in Topsham.

Let's start from the first: The "Harborage Inn" has a stunning view of the bay and it's practically almost on the water, or we could say on the tides effect, because here the sea level goes up and down along the day.

We had the beautiful and comfy room at the top floor which has one of the best views and you feel like you are at sea with a boat. This place is legendary for its breakfast, but unfortunately we couldn't taste it because we stayed the last day of the season. But we will be back next year in order to update you about this.

"Boothbay Harbor" is a magnificent location and it's the largest boating place north of Boston aslso home to many fishing boats as well as pleasure craft. So there is no surprise about the fact it's "The boating capitol of New England. The reason people are attracted by this area on Maine is because they can find five peninsulas stretched over 2000 miles of coastline in a 30-mile radius. This little town has been voted 2nd prettiest village in Maine.

You can hike along the coastal paths or comfortably drive by the peninsulas un to Land's End and taste the succulent Maine's Lobsters, paired with a local beer.

Moving towards to Freeport, famous for its LL Bean store, we found the second charming address to overnight" The "Black Lantern B&B" located right on the river and very close to the sea. Being October this hose was completely and nicely decorated for Halloween.

Certainly the "Black Lantern" has a lot of the Halloween atmosphere and the family management is really nice. They provide a very good breakfast and after that you are recharged to walk by the river or other beautiful surrounds like "Wolfe's Neck Woods State Parks". Alternatively you can go shopping to Freeport which has the most famous outlet in Maine.

75 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Toll-Free: 800-565-3742

57 Elm Street
Topsham, Maine 04086
Toll Free: 888-306-4165
Local: 207-725-4165

highlight by Luca Centoni