All of the New England states maintain excellent tourism information offices and kiosks throughout their key areas.
If you're a highly organized traveler, call or e-mail in advance and ask for information to be mailed to you before departure; we have provided plenty of local tourism and chamber of commerce addresses and phone numbers in the sections that follow. (You can also swing by the office when you reach town -- and hope that it's open.)
State tourism offices are happy to send out loads of maps and free visitor information packets to travelers who call, write, or e-mail to them. Here's the contact information for each state's tourism authority:
- Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, One Financial Plaza, 755 Main St., Hartford, CT 06103 (tel. 888/288-4748; www.ctvisit.com).
- Maine Office of Tourism, #59 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333 (tel. 888/624-6345 or 207/287-5711; www.visitmaine.com).
- Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 4510, Boston, MA 02116 (tel. 800/227-6277 or 617/973-8500; www.mass-vacation.com).
- Rhode Island Tourism Division, 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02908 (tel. 800/556-2484; www.visitrhodeisland.com).
- New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development, 172 Pembroke Rd. (P.O. Box 1856), Concord, NH 03302 (tel. 800/386-4664 or 603/271-2665; www.visitnh.gov).
- Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, National Life Building, 6th floor, Drawer 20, Montpelier, VT 05620 (tel. 800/837-6668 or 802/828-3237; www.travel-vermont.com).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.