Art and history buffs will love an antique road trip in New England, a region which boasts some of America’s richest history and most prized collectables. These designated scenic driving trails feature historic towns like Providence, Cap Code and Kennebunkport, as well as some of America’s quirkiest collections from carousels to priceless Colonial antiques.
Mansions and antiques on Providence’s Heritage Trail
With collections dating back to 1636, America’s smallest state Rhode Island will initiate visitors to artifacts from the Revolutionary War and strategic historical sites such as Daggett House, the birthplace of American Industry.
Antiques Alley in Southern New Hampshire
Dubbed “Antiques Alley”, this is New England’s oldest antiques districts and home to over 500 antique dealers. Explore America’s favourite antique ‘hot spots’ such as Lee Circle Antiques and Market. The colourful Lakes Region also offers hiking, rock climbing or water skiing and is sure to enchant holiday makers.
Collectables on Cape Cod
The ‘Old King’s Highway’, is a Native American trail that once connected farmers and early settlers. Visitors can enjoy Cap Cod’s many stunning views while visiting antique dealers with delightful surroundings such as converted Victorian homes.
The Woodbury Antiques Trail, Connecticut
Journey through rolling countryside from Hartford to the state’s antiques capital, the charming village of Woodbury. Walin Frey Antiques showcases 17th to 19th-century American art and furniture while other village sites propose Art Deco collectables and unusual watches and jewellery.
Coastal collectables on US Route 1
One of America’s most recognisable coastline, Main is also home to New England’s largest concentrations of antique shops. Complete the coastal exploration by touring a lighthouse or by taking to the water with local fishermen on a lobster boat tour.
Fine antiques in the Green Mountains
Although Vermont may be famous for its skiing and its stunning mountains, the area is also a hub for collectors of fine arts and antiques that runs right up to the Canadian border. Take advantage of the various outdoor activities available in the Green Mountains.
Adventure World’s New England Seaside Escapes itinerary is a self drive program that incorporates some of these amazing Antique’s throughout New England on a 9 Day Program:
To learn more about New England, visit www.discovernewengland.org