The Eastern Seaboard comprises the rocky bays and the sand beaches that fringe the Atlantic Ocean from Maine to Florida. Whether you love a crisp ocean view or prefer to be surrounded by lush vegetation, the East Coast is full of natural beauty and is also chock full of history. The thirteen original colonies spanned the coast, early settlers raising houses along newly-founded ports. Several spectacular mountain ranges rise to the west, dotted by quaint villages, some of which have been preserved as they were for one hundred years. The mountainous regions of New England are verdant and lush, transitioning into rolling hills to the south and into marshland even further south. The astounding topographical diversity from the north to the south of the East Coast would take a lifetime of exploration to fully grasp. Get started this summer by booking a bayside cabin in the North or a house boat in the South and make your way up or down the coast.