New England is a place for Fall leaves, iconic red barns and covered bridges. Our national heritage finds its roots here, with a myriad of historic sites and landmarks. Plenty of big cities dot the map with highways and interstates connecting them all like arteries of commerce. But a different kind of artery feeds the natural landscape and if you follow them upstream, they lead away from the cities, into the woods, and up into the mountains of Vermont, the Berkshires, and beyond into Maine.
The Deerfield River, in the Berkshires may be among the most popular places for a getaway. The West River in Vermont offers a challenge for the more experienced paddlers. The Miller and Concord Rivers crisscross Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Peshtigo River is full of whitewater fun in Maine. Each of these "rafting resorts" in the New England area offer charming vacation lodging packages, some including zip line canopy tours or mountain biking tours.
The Delaware River, near New York City offers a nice quick getaway from the Big Apple. Enjoy milder whitewater rafting on the Delaware River on a guided tour, or try canoeing or tubing on your own. While not technically in New England, you gotta know your options!