Massachusetts/Maine/New Hampshire/Vermont

On the Road: The Best of Fall in New England

Program No. 20031RJ
Discover classic New England as you photograph vibrant fall foliage, explore quaint villages, visit national parks and celebrate this region with a traditional Maine lobster feast.

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DATES & starting prices
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Sep 16 - Sep 26, 2024
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4,399
Sep 23 - Oct 3, 2024
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4,399
Sep 30 - Oct 10, 2024
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4,399
Oct 7 - Oct 17, 2024
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Oct 14 - Oct 24, 2024
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Filling Fast!
Sep 16 - Sep 26, 2024
Starting at
5,519
Sep 23 - Oct 3, 2024
Starting at
5,519
Sep 30 - Oct 10, 2024
Starting at
5,519
Oct 7 - Oct 17, 2024
Starting at
5,519
Filling Fast!
Oct 14 - Oct 24, 2024
Starting at
5,519

At a Glance

Journey the back roads and byways of New England to experience the best of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont during a fall foliage adventure through the region’s most picturesque countryside and into the history and culture at the foundation of Colonial America.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Climbing a few flights of stairs, standing for up to one hour, walking over paved and unpaved surfaces up to two miles over the course of the day.

What You'll Learn

  • Take an in-depth look at the ecology of New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
  • Trace our nation's cultural history through the collections of American art at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and the Vermont History Museum.
  • Savor the tastes of New England with a culinary exploration of Portland, Maine and a lobster dinner.

General Notes

Please note the timing of the changing leaves varies annually and cannot be guaranteed. This program visits various northern and southern locations and the fall colors also vary geographically. Special note about the Grafton Inn: Rooms with two beds are reserved for our matched roommates with all other requests considered on a first come, first serve basis. Though all rooms are accessible by a flight of stairs, based on availability, a limited number of first floor or elevator-accessible rooms may be requested for those with mobility issues. All special requests must notify Road Scholar in advance.
Featured Expert
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Chris Lewey
Chris Lewey, executive director and founder of RAVEN Interpretive Programs, holds a master’s degree in environmental studies from Antioch University and attended Maharishi European Research University in France. He has taught ornithology for the National Audubon Society at their Hog Island ecology camp on the coast of Maine, where he was the director of their Joy of Birding and Breaking into Birding programs. A native New Englander and licensed Maine Guide, he has taught biology, ecology, and ornithology in both New Hampshire and Maine.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Chris Lewey, executive director and founder of RAVEN Interpretive Programs, holds a master’s degree in environmental studies from Antioch University and attended Maharishi European Research University in France. He has taught ornithology for the National Audubon Society at their Hog Island ecology camp on the coast of Maine, where he was the director of their Joy of Birding and Breaking into Birding programs. A native New Englander and licensed Maine Guide, he has taught biology, ecology, and ornithology in both New Hampshire and Maine.
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Jim McAllister is a Salem historian, photographer, author and teacher, and serves as a historic consultant to the City of Salem and the Hawthorne Hotel. A graduate of Stonehill College, his photographs of Salem have appeared in numerous publications, and he is the author of “Salem: From Naumkeag to Witch City” and co-author of “Salem: Cornerstones of a Historic City.” Jim has appeared on both the “History Channel” and “Home and Garden TV.”
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Mike Fowler is a natural born teacher. He was a teacher of history and geography for more than 18 years. His love of travel and teaching led him to leave regular classroom teaching to escort and lead the young and young at heart on journeys throughout the world. Mike is excited to share in Road Scholar learning adventures in Florida and experience the dynamic culture, people, and history. He also leads Road Scholar groups in Cuba.
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