Interesting Eastern States facts
The Eastern States are known for major cities like New York City and Washington DC as well as amazing natural wonders like Niagara Falls in upstate New York.
The Freedom Trail is a famous walking trail in Boston, Massachusetts with 16 important historic sites including Paul Reveres House and Boston Common.
At 6,288 feet (1,917 meters), the peak of Mount Washington in New Hampshire is the highest point in the Northeast.
New York City, which is located in the Northeast, has the highest population of any city in the US; its population exceeds that of most states.
Home to the mega-cities of New York and Chicago, Eastern USA is a haven with everything from world-famous skylines to smoky mountains. Cape Cod’s waters are teeming with whales; Ocean City has the quaint-shoplined boardwalks and the Florida Keys have coral reefs teeming with marine life. If it’s nature you’re after, New England’s forests blaze hues of red, orange and yellow each autumn and the swamps of the Florida Everglades are a unique sight to behold.
Where to go in the Eastern States
Connecticut is a blend of fabulous experiences, all sat in one perfectly located place. Situated between the bright lights of New York City and Boston, Massachusetts, Connecticut combines nature and culture, relaxation and exhilaration, and is a place where legendary history is never far from unique modernity.
Only in New York can you see the "Grand Canyon of the East" (Letchworth State Park) in the morning, and be dazzled by the sparkling lights of Broadway in the evening. View the world-famous skyscraper-filled skyline, grab a delicious bagel or visit a historic estate. New York really does have it all.
The state of Maine embraces all that is authentic, unique and simple: it's a place where the natural world is incorporated into everyday activities. Explore wide-open spaces in deep woods and walk along a colourful, laid-back coastline. Look out for beautiful locally-crafted boats, and finish your day with a fresh lobster roll.
Maryland is often referred to as a miniature America in one state, due to vast landscape, from beautiful Atlantic coastline to mountains. Explore four Civil War Trails that follow the footsteps of soldiers from times gone by, see Annapolis' stunning colonial buildings, and in Baltimore visit the National Aquarium or the birthplace of Babe Ruth.
The state capital, Boston, is rich in history, culture and cuisine. The Freedom Trail winds through the sites that played a key role in the American Revolution and there's coastal communities all rich with maritime traditions. Salem is the site of the infamous 17th-century witch trials and beach lovers will love Cape Cod and the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
New Hampshire may be small in comparison to other states, but it offers a diversity many others don't. From beautiful river valleys to some of the highest mountains in the Northeasts; roads lined with pretty stone walls, charming villages, miles of scenic forests and rural landscapes all combine to create a wealth of outdoor activities.
Close to New York and Philadelphia, New Jersey is so far from the bustle of city life. For sandy beaches head to Jersey Shore, and for casinos and nightlife take a trip to Atlantic City. It’s also known as the Garden State; the Meadowlands District hosts more than 265 species of birds and at Princeton University, you’ll be surrounded by lush green landscapes.
No trip to Pennsylvania is complete without a trip to Philadelphia, one of America’s most historic cities. Home to Independence Hall, the famous Liberty Bell and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia is America at its core. At the Reading Terminal Market, choose from homemade produce and many fantastic restaurants.
America’s “Ocean State” Rhode Island is a stunning coastal area. Located three hours of New York and an hour from Boston, its areas of gorgeous coastlines are packed with outdoor adventure and American history. Visit Narragansett Bay, which attracted the state’s original settlers and who endowed the smallest state in the country with the largest number of historic sites.
Vermont is a place known for its friendliness, heritage, distinct seasons and renowned maple syrup. The locals here are committed to resourcefulness; two centuries of agriculture has created open landscapes amidst a mountainous backdrop. Explore the Long Trail, the nation’s first through-hiking long-distance trail.