New England Adventure

Explore the best of New England on this weeklong introductory trip.

Join Overland for a week of adventures in the heart of New England!

At every step of the way, two caring Overland leaders will create a supportive, wholesome environment where the focus is always on having fun and making friends — what more could you ask for?

We’ll start in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with a short orientation to get to know each other before we head across the border to southern Vermont.

In Vermont’s Green Mountains, we’ll hike Haystack Mountain — a great first hike — and enjoy a four-state view from the top. Hiking on New England Adventure is a group activity with a leader at the front and the rear, and songs and stories and water and snacks all the way. We stop frequently and enjoy our time on the trail.

From Vermont, we’ll head east into New Hampshire for a day of biking on the Northern Rail Trail in Hanover. Rail trails are ideal for us as they are car-free and pretty much flat — the miles fly by as we zip along with helmets on and leaders at the front and rear. We’ll stop for water and rest and snacks, and we’ll enjoy the change of pace from hiking.

Our week outdoors ends with a challenge hike and a day of rafting. As a group we’ll take on Mount Moosilauke, a 4,802-foot peak in the White Mountains — it’s beautiful and fun… and a terrific accomplishment. Then we’ll go rafting on the dam-controlled Deerfield River for yet another way to experience the outdoors with Overland. At every step of the way — on foot, bike, and raft — your Overland leaders will be there supporting you, encouraging you, and cheering you on.

As with all of our introductory trips, New England Adventure is designed for our younger campers who are eager to try a new summer adventure and who are ready for a week of outdoor fun in a supportive, wholesome environment. The hiking — from Haystack to Moosilauke — is chosen for its appropriateness for this age group, and the rafting on the Deerfield is in rafts guided by professionals from an outfitter we’ve used for decades. New England Adventure is a chance to make new friends and have fun, while building independence and self-reliance. All in all, New England Adventure offers a wonderful week away and an exciting Overland experience, a week full of fun, friends, challenge, and accomplishment!

Good Things to Know. The group is always small — no more than 12 students — and we always have carefully chosen and thoroughly prepared leaders. The itinerary is crafted to provide just the right mix of activities — the goal is to have every student love their Overland experience. The camping is in private campgrounds and state parks, all of which offer full facilities, including hot showers. Meals are wholesome, nutritious, and varied… and they’re fun group projects with input from everyone and guidance from the leaders. Getting to and from the trip is a breeze: Williamstown is Overland’s home base with easy (about three hours) access to Boston, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey… and there are good flight options from around the U.S. on United, American, and Southwest into the Albany, New York, airport (an hour away… and we provide a supervised shuttle both ways).

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