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After planning a packed visit to New York, with all its museums, restaurants, and Broadway shows, take a road trip to Vermont and New Hampshire to really enjoy one of America’s most beautiful spots. With New Hampshire about four and a half hours by car from New York and Vermont just an hour or two from New Hampshire, this is a trip that prioritizes time outside.
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Head to Bretton Woods in New Hampshire in the White Mountain National Forest for some of the region’s best snowshoeing in the winter and incredible mountain biking and hiking during the summer. Over in Vermont, the Killington Resort is one of the region’s biggest, also offering snowmobile tours, a tubing park, and more.
Wondering when to plan your Vermont and New Hampshire road trip? It’s easy to take advantage of your preferred season. For skiing in Vermont and New Hampshire, the snowfall can start in November and often lasts until mid-April. For hiking and fishing, come in the summer. For the stunning colors of changing leaves, come in autumn.
An additional option is a side trip to Martha’s Vineyard and Boston. I have already done that 2x and it is worth it. Especially if you are planning a varied 7-day road trip from New York, the combination of the historic city of Boston and nature is just beautiful!
The most important facts at a glance
Length: 730 miles (Boston + Martha’s Vineyard: additional 200 miles)
Travel time: 13 hours by car (Boston + Martha’s Vineyard: additional 6 hours)
Recommended days for the road trip: 5 – 8 Days
- Outdoor enthusiasts
- City trips
- Nature Lovers
7-Day Road Trip From New York to Vermont and New Hampshire: Map
Impressions of the 7-Day Road Trip From New York to Vermont and New Hampshire
Vermont and New Hampshire are really just as beautiful as you imagine. I have already done the road trip and can only recommend it to you!
My tips for accommodations and rental cars
These are my recommendations if you are looking for accommodation. You can rent a car here for a reasonable price.
- Omni Mount Washington Resort ****
- The Lodge at Bretton Woods ***
- Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa ****
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