Drive just a few hours from the busy streets of New York City and Boston, and you'll discover some of the East Coast's most impressive mountain scenery and colorful historic colonial towns. It's home to great roads, perfect for sampling the handling, power, and features found in Buick's range of luxury cars. Here's our pick of the top five New England road trips.
New England is famous the world over for its fall foliage, and Vermont's Route 100 is one of the best roads to sample the majestic melange of flame-colored reds, golds, purples and oranges painted across the undulating landscapes. During the colder months, it's perfect driving territory to get the best from the Buick Enclave. It's home to many of the East Coast's top ski destinations, such as Killington, Sugarbush, Okemo and Mad River Glen.
No other road than Route 7 encapsulates all that New England offers. It meanders close to the larger interstate highways, passing through quaint villages and towns of Connecticut and Massachusetts, along the shoreline of Lake Champlain in Vermont, through quirky Burlington and then right up to the border with French-speaking Quebec in Canada.
The short 40-mile stretch of road along Route 1b and 1a delivers the best of colonial New Hampshire. It begins at Portsmouth's historic district and winds along the coastal shoreline towns and state parks. Exeter is the endpoint and also one of the original four New Hampshire colonial towns.
Starting at Vermont's State Capital, Montpelier, Route 302 winds through the White Mountain National Forest, which offers the lion's share of New England's mountain scenery and highest summits. Take a small detour onto Route 16, and you can drive up the Mount Washington Auto Road to the summit of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the north-eastern United States; it's an incredible spot to enjoy gorgeous scenic views.
Route 102, 102a, and 3 showcases the very best of Maine's rugged coastline, weaving through the wilderness of Acadia National Park. These roads weave through 47,000 acres of park land, offering some of the best driving experiences on the East Coast. Make a stop at one of the many coastal villages to enjoy fresh lobster while taking in the maritime views.