Northern Scenic Drives

Plan a road trip and explore the rugged coastline of Maine and the island of Manhattan. Explore these and other areas of the Northern United States.

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Top 10 New England leaf-peeping locales include the Mohawk Trail in Massachusetts. Find out other places to view the New England autumn leaves.

By Maria Trimarchi

New York's Lakes to Locks Passage offers a drive along scenic Lake Champlain east of the Adirondacks. Come by car to enjoy a land rich with New York history outdoor adventure and picture-perfect views.

Massachusett's scenic Mohawk Trail runs along wooded ridges for hilltop views and plunges into the Connecticut River Valley. Take a winding ride ride through charming villages Massachusetts best hiking areas and old-time attractions.


Connecticut State Route 169 links charming villages in Connecticut's Quiet Corner state parks and quaint museums. Take the opportunity to experience some of the sights along this historical stretch of road.

What better place to start your leaf-peeping fall tours than in Vermont? Our recommended drives take you through some of the best parts of the state (with plenty of maple syrup and cider stops along the way).

By Miriam Carey

Delaware's Atlantic Shore offers a scenic drive alongside long sandy beaches three state parks and resort towns popular for their quiet nature. Grab a bathing suit and be sure to stop at Rehoboth Beach Lewes main street and Delaware's other coastal h

Plan a scenic drive on New Hampshire's White Mountain Trail with valuable information on places to stop, the New Hampshire history and geography behind the beauty, and White Mountain Trail maps.


Vermont's scenic Middlebury Gap offers a ride through Vermont's Texas Falls and the Green Mountain National Forest. Take this historic Vermont route up one side of Green Mountain and plunge down the other.

The Merritt Parkway is known as the Queen of Parkways: it's one of the most scenic in the nation. Make it a point-and-look drive with this parkway's unique landscaping art deco bridges and attractions.

Rhode Island's U.S. 1 and 1A offer the best way to experience the coast and its hitorical lighthouses sandy beaches resort towns and rhode island vacation areas. To experience the best of this scenic drive plot the best short side trips before you go

Pennsylvania's Historic National Road one of America's most historic driving vacations offers a scenic drive rich with stories. Tour historical homes parks and museums and battle sites. Learn about our nation's early days.


Vermont's scenic road Smugglers' Notch twists through ski resort villages and the state's best hiking trails. Plan ahead for the best Vermont road trip with information on scenic pull-offs you'll find around each corner.