Crystal Cruises has drawn back the curtain on a slate of new Crystal Adventures aimed at outdoor and nature enthusiasts headed to New England and Eastern Canada in fall 2015.
Offered with six voyages aboard Crystal Symphony from mid-September through October, the new options include:
Blomidon Park & Grand-Pré National Historic Site (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) – New this year, guests can range from panoramic views of the Annapolis Valley from atop North Mountain to the massive landscape of Grand Pré, Canada's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site, in this hike through some of the Nova Scotia Peninsula's most breathtaking spots.
Running the carriage roads of Acadia National Park (Bar Harbor, Maine) – Closed to motorized traffic, the carriage roads within Acadia National Park are ideal for exploring the 35,000-acre preserve, particularly this 5k-running route accompanied by an expert guide and Crystal's own fitness director.
Hiking the Ocean Trail of Acadia National Park (Bar Harbor, Maine) – Guided by an expert naturalist, travelers will trek along the trail that lines the rockbound coastline, gaining insights into the diverse terrain, ecosystems and history of Acadia National Park along the way.
Zip-lining alongside Reversing Rapids (Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada) – Guests will have treetop views of the Bay of Fundy and St. John River as they soar alongside the Reversing Rapids where the two bodies of water join.
Cycling through wildlife habitats (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) – Cyclists of all levels of ability can enjoy riding through the wildlife-rich marshes along the Lawrencetown Beach trail, complete with a visit to the Kuhn Conservation Area, where they will learn about the local wildlife from an expert guide.
Sailing like the America's Cup winners (Newport, Rhode Island) – Participants can step aboard one of the private vessels – affectionately called the "greyhounds of the sea" – for an experience with an accomplished race expert.
Complete excursion and applicable sailing detail can be found on Crystal's Shore Excursion Finder tool.