A beautiful covered bridge at Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, Connecticut.
A beautiful covered bridge at Devil’s Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, Connecticut.

The Northeast is one of the most amazing areas in the country. In addition to being home to some of the country’s largest cities, the region offers a plethora of outdoor activities due to the heavy forest coverage. Maine and New Hampshire take the first and second positions, while the rest of the Northeast falls within the Top 20.

The ability to quickly travel from urban to rural land and between state to state is a prime advantage. From the beautiful coastal areas of New England, to beautiful mountain ranges like the Catskills and White Mountains, to exciting cities like Boston, Philadelphia, & New York City, the region has a bit of everything for everyone. Listed below are 15 must-see sights, all of which offer amazing views.

1. CliffWalk

Cliffwalk sign in Newport, Rhode Island

CliffWalk is one of the most amazing sights in Rhode Island. The 3.5 mile walk takes you on a coastal journey past Newport’s historic mansions. If you think they are grand from the outside, just wait until you explore the inside of these lavish estates. In addition to taking in stately views of these historic masterpieces, you will experience one-of-a-kind coastal views on this peaceful walk. If you visit outside of the busy summer season, the walk takes on an even more relaxing nature.

Also be sure to check out my full guide to exploring beautiful Newport

40 Stone Steps on Newport's CliffWalk.
40 Stone Steps on Newport’s CliffWalk.

2. The beaches of Islesboro, Maine

A gorgeous beach in Islesboro, Maine.
A gorgeous beach in Islesboro, Maine.

Islesboro is a unique island community located just off the central coast of Maine. Its’ secluded nature and beautiful beaches make it a prime summer vacation destination. Although the year-round population is only 600, the population soars to several thousand during the beautiful summer months. The gorgeous island is perfect for long summer bike rides, hunting for seaglass at the many historic public beaches, and enjoying nature from your beautiful vacation rental. A visit to the island will require a ferry ride from Lincolnville, although the ride over itself is quite scenic, with a  charming lighthouse waiting to greet you as you arrive. I was fortunate enough to live in this gorgeous area.

The island is a great place for finding old pieces of SeaGlass, especially the coveted cobalt blue pieces from old Milk of Magnesia bottles.
The island is a great place for finding old pieces of SeaGlass, especially the coveted cobalt blue pieces from old Milk of Magnesia bottles.

3. The Freedom Trail

This statue of Paul Revere is one of the most photographed in the city. It is located in the North End neighborhood, near Old North Church.
This statue of Paul Revere is one of the most photographed in the city. It is located in the North End neighborhood, near Old North Church.