NORTH EAST AMERICA

NORTH EAST AMERICA

NORTH EAST AMERICA

At the most southerly point of New England, between New York and Boston, sits Rhode Island. It is far and away America’s smallest county and yet, with a 400-mile coastline and an infrastructure tailored toward high-end yachting, its fame as the ‘Ocean State’ is well earned. Providence, the capital city, is renowned for its fearless chic and the charter town of Newport offers wonderfully accessible beaches and a highly developed sailing scene. Though its roots are in commercial fishing, the fun-loving destination of Nantucket Island, 40 miles east of Newport, should also be on every yacht charter hit list, particularly for those keen on Atlantic surfing or partying with the international jetset; and the plush, gentrified island of Martha’s Vineyard is another favourite among New England’s well-heeled hedonists.

With volatile autumn storms and a reputation as a wreck-diving hub, the lakes are best viewed as inland seas. Lake Superior’s Royale National Park Island, for instance, is so large that in addition to resident populations of moose and wolves, it has its own internal set of lakes. Major lakeside cities like Minneapolis, Detroit, Toronto, Cleveland and Buffalo offer plenty of ways to tailor your charter itinerary, but Michigan’s central position, with rapid access to four of the five lakes, makes it a great yacht charter base. From here, you can sample the upmarket yachting resorts of Charlevoix and Petoskey; the glistening, beach-intensive State Park of Traverse City; the curious inland surfing sites at New Buffalo; the prolific seasonal beach festivals of Milwaukee; and the effortlessly cool urban diversions of Chicago.

TOP TEN NORTH EAST AMERICA ATTRACTIONS

  1. The Great Lakes contain around a fifth of the world’s fresh surface water.
  2. Martha’s Vineyard is one of the region’s most prestigious resorts.
  3. Rhode Island contains 20% of all historical monuments in the US.
  4. Newport boasts America’s highest concentration of colonial houses.
  5. Nantucket is renowned for Atlantic surfing and upmarket parties.
  6. Niagara Falls is part of the waterway that links Lakes Ontario and Erie.
  7. The Great Lakes make up the largest body of fresh water in the world.
  8. There are more than 35,000 islands spread across the five main lakes.
  9. Manitoulin on Lake Huron is the biggest lake island on earth.
  10. Despite cold winters, the Lakes are a year-round yacht charter destination.

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