My girlfriend and I fly into Boston on June 29th and we have 8 nights to spend in Boston and the surrounds. I'm really keen to experience New England generally but want to be in Boston for July 4th and would look to remain based there until we leave (a trip to Salem and Harvard included).
My initial thoughts are that I want us to get into Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, hike Mt Washington, drive through some covered bridges, and eat lobster someone on the Maine coast. We'll be hiring a car so travel is easy.
We're both keen on the outdoors (although I'm much more into hiking/mountains than my girlfriend), food, historical towns and wildlife.
Suggested itineraries/overnight stays more than welcome. Likewise feedback on how achievable my vague list above is.
Many thanks in advance!