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Colors of New England: A Coastal Journey from Halifax to Boston
Explore the best of coastal New England and Halifax, experiencing its connection to the sea in fishing ports, resort towns and urban centers.
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Program No. 23153RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

Follow in the footsteps of sailors, fisherman and merchants as you sail to bustling towns that prospered from the bounty and influence of the sea. Navigate the Atlantic Seaboard between Halifax and Newport as iconic lighthouses welcome you to charming fishing villages and the stunning landscapes of Acadia and Cape Cod. Discover New England's centuries-old ties to the Atlantic and cap your adventure joining Road Scholar's JoAnn Bell for an authentic clambake in her historic hometown of Gloucester.
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Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover the charming lighthouses and villages of Martha’s Vineyard, lined with colorful cottages and summer homes.
  • Spend one day exploring Halifax, the thriving capital of Nova Scotia known for its historic waterfront and prosperous art scene.
  • Experience Massachusetts' fishing and maritime heritage at an authentic clambake in the historic town of Gloucester.
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Rich MacDonald
A lifelong birder, naturalist, and field biologist, Rich MacDonald is usually found outdoors with binoculars strapped over his shoulder. He has long studied boreal birds and water birds, and led birding adventures throughout North America and beyond. In recent years, Rich has served as lead naturalist for Garrison Keillor on each of the six cruises of National Public Radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” He has published numerous articles on birding and ecology, and runs the Natural History Center in Bar Harbor, Maine.

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

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