Boston Aerial Highlights
Check out this amazing aerial tour of Boston, shot on a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone by contributor Blaze. The video opens with an epic shot over the Charles River towards MIT, followed by amazing views of the Financial District and Back Bay. Most of the video is focused on two of the best known spots in the Boston Area, a legendary sports town: Fenway Park in South Boston and Gillette Stadium in suburban Foxborough, home of the Red Sox and New England Patriots, respectively.
Maine's Famous Lighthouses
Contributor PO3SMITH created this beautiful aerial tour of some of the lighthouses of Maine, in the USA's northeastern corner. The state's rocky coastline makes for some of the country's most dangerous waters, and it's no surprise that some of the world's most famous lighthouses are here. The video's opening shot is of Portland Head Light, the most well known Maine lighthouse. Located on Cape Elizabeth, the lighthouse has been guiding traffic in and out of Portland Harbor since 1791.
Manx.Cat created this outstanding drone video of the campus of Yale University, one of the USA's most prestigious institutions of higher learning. It's based in the town of New Haven, Connecticut, roughly 130 km (about 80 miles) northeast of New York City. It was founded in 1701, and it the third oldest university in the country. The Yale campus was scene by millions when it "stood in" for the fictional Marshall College in the 2008 movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Vermont Fall Foliage
New England in the northeastern USA is known for its brilliant colors in Autumn. Among the states of the region, Vermont is the smallest but also is blessed with thick forests. In this video, contributor Green Mountain Drone treats us to an aerial view of Fall in the state of Vermont with footage of Groton State Forest at Kettle Pond State Park, Boulder Beach State Park and Owl's Head State Park. Famously, Vermont was the first state after the original 13 Colonies to join the United States.
Drone Tour of Providence, Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It's the largest city in Rhode Island, the country's smallest state in area, which was one of the original 13 colonies. It's situated on New England's largest river estuary, at the head of Narragansett Bay. The home of Brown University (one of the Ivy League schools) as well as numerous other institutions of higher learning, Providence was also one of the first cities in the USA to industrialize.
Aerial Tour of Cape Cod
Cape Cod extends from the Massachusetts mainland in a great arc that sweeps out into the Atlantic Ocean. At its tip is Provincetown, the site of the historic Mayflower landing in 1620. Cape Cod is one of the most popular tourist spots in New England in the summer. While Cape Cod is naturally connected to the mainland, the construction of the Cape Cod Canal in the early 1900's separated the cape. In this drone video, top contributor iDrone Aerials gives us an aerial tour of this summer district.
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Martha's Vineyard is a large island south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA. Accessible by ferry and by air, it is known as a summer getaway for wealthy families from New England, the Kennedy's being the most prominent of the island's summer residents. Flying Films NY used a number of different DJI model drones to create this mesmerizing aerial portrait of this summer beach paradise, which was the shooting location for the 1970's blockbuster movie Jaws.
The ship Mayflower carrying the Pilgrims who settled the USA's New England made landfall at the very tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in 1620. The town they founded there was named Provincetown, and the Mayflower Compact they signed here is one of the most important documents in the American historical record. The monument to commemorate these events is called Pilgrim Monument, which was completed in 1910. Check out from above in this drone video from PO3SMITH.
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
Nantucket is a tiny Atlantic Ocean island off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the USA's New England region. It is perhaps most closely associated with the long-prohibited practice of whaling. At its peak, Nantucket was the center of the industry, which for a time played an important role in the New England economy. Famously, Nantucket is featured in Herman Melville's 1951 novel Moby-Dick, widely considered to be one of the greatest works of American literature.
Salem: American Literary Treasure
Salem, Massachusetts has played a particularly important role in American literature: among other honors, Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of the USA's greatest authors, was born here in 1804. Contributor Adventurousdrone created this beautiful aerial view of the New England port town, including shots of the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion. Also known as Turner House, this house served as the inspiration for Hawthorne's 1851 classic the House of Seven Gables.
SKI Video of Maine
Maine is situated in the northeastern corner of New England, which is to say the northeastern corner of the United States. The largest of the New England states by land area, Maine is quite distinct from a cultural standpoint, and in some respects bears close resemblance to Canada's maritime provinces which lie just to the north of it. In this amazing Sam Kolder Inspired video, contributor Thelordroachvlogs gives us an excellent bird's eye view of the Pine Tree State.
Fall in New Hampshire
Known for being one of the best locations in the United States to see the leafs change, the northeastern state of New Hampshire looks marvelous in this Drone Video of the Month Staff Pick. Whether it be shots of the sun peaking over the mountains, close-up, reveal, and top-down shots of the fall foliage, or panoramics of the colors mirrored along the water, drone pilot Armandom's video knocks it out of the park.
Cape Cod Whale Watching Boat
Cape Cod, off of Massachusetts in the USA, is one of the country's best whale watching spots. Cape Cod Rib operates a custom-built whale watching boat which will keep up with the fastest whale. The watercraft has a 1000 HP engine, enabling it to hit a top speed of over 60 km/hour (40 mph). Contributor PO3SMith used a drone to show the capabilities of this monster speedboat, which is also used for "joyride" tours. Definitely progress since the whaling days of 1800's New England!
The South Shore of Massachusetts
Contributor PO3SMITH created this beautiful drone video of the South Shore of Massachusetts, in the heart of the USA's New England region. The South Shore is an area of coastline which begins south of Boston and continues southward to Cape Cod, the great peninsula which extends from southeastern Massachusetts into the Atlantic Ocean. Although not precisely defined, the South Shore includes numerous seaside towns, lighthouses, and important historical sites like Plymouth.
Hartford by Drone
Hartford is the capital of and largest city in Connecticut, in the heart of New England. While it as nearly as old as Boston and New York, the city has been overshadowed by these larger cities to its north and south. It is known in part for the large number of insurance companies that started and continue to operate in the city, which is situated on the Connecticut River. Contributor Matthew Chirico used a drone to create a beautiful aerial tour of downtown Hartford at night.
Hublein Tower, Connecticut
SD Heath created this drone video of Hublein Tower, which sits atop Mt. Talcott overlooking the city of Hartford, Connecticut. It was built in 1914 by the father of A-1 Steak Sauce, Gilbert Heublein. Standing 50 meters (165 ft.) tall, it is now one of the most recognized sights of New England. In 1950, General Dwight Eisenhower attended a party at the tower in which he was invited by the Republican Party to run for President. He agreed to do so there and then, going on to become a two-term President.
Cape Cod's Nobska Lighthouse
Nobska Lighthouse sits between Buzzars's Bay and Vineyard Sound on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the USA's New England region. Constructed in 1876, the lighthouse is an important navigation point for water traffic on the south side of Cape Cod as well as traffic to and from Martha's Vineyard island. Contributor Ryan Smith created a beautiful drone video of the lighthouse, which is a designated site on the USA's Historic Register.
Aerial Tour of New Hampshire
One of the USA's original 13 states, New Hampshire has maintained a significance out of proportion to its size by being the first state to hold presidential primary elections. While much of its southern reaches is part of Greater Boston, its more rural northern and central portions have some of the most beautiful natural scenery in New England, Contributor PO3Smith used a DJI Phantom 4 Pro to make a beautiful aerial tour of the Granite State, including Mt. Washington and Frankonia Notch State Park.
Maine's Cape Elizabeth
The Maine coast in New England offers some of the most spectacular "cliff and rock" scenery to be had anywhere in the USA. In this video, you'll get a bird's eye view of Cape Elizabeth, which sits roughly halfway between better-known Portland and Bar Harbor. The coastline here looks nothing like the Atlantic coastline running hundreds of km/mi to the south. Cape Elizabeth is just north of Kennebunkport, the seaside retreat of the Presidential Bush family.
Boston by Drone
Fly high throughout Boston in this beautiful drone video by drone pilot nohesitations. He used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this amazing drone video of this historic city, which is the largest in New England. Sit back and take in an aerial perspective of one of America’s oldest cities, with views of the Boston Common, the Boston Public Garden, Langone Park, and much more! Situated on Massachusetts Bay, Boston is the de facto regional capital and the center of the USA's tenth largest metropolitan area as of 2019.
The USA's New England is home to some of the country's most important wetlands. Away from the urban centers on the coast, you'll find sizeable areas of marshes, bogs, and swamps. Some of the best wetland areas are in Maine, which is the largest (by area) and most rural of the New England states. In this drone video by PeterBloch, you'll get a great bird's eye view of a pond which is surrounded by a quaking bog. These Maine wetlands are critical to the healthy functioning of the eco-system of the entire region.
Cape Neddick Lighthouse
Abad_photography created this stunning drone video of one of the most well known lighthouses in New England. Cape Neddick Light sits on a tiny Nubble Island, just a few yards off of Cape Neddick, Maine. Opened in 1878, the lighthouse stands 12 meters (about 40 ft.) tall. It is still operational. Cape Neddick is one of the peninsulas which justs into the Atlantic Ocean from the Maine coast. Due to the rocky and difficult-to-navigate coastline, lighthouses have long played an outsized role here.
Judith Point Lighthouse, Rhode Island
The Point Judith Light is located on the west side of the entrance to Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island as well as the north side of the eastern entrance to Block Island Sound. The confluence of two waterways make this area busy with water traffic and the waters around Point Judith are very cold and dangerous. While there have been many shipwrecks off these coasts even with active lighthouses, it's safe to assume that the toll would have been far larger without them.
Droning America: Nantucket
In this episode of Droning America, hostess Angie Avestruz heads to Nantucket, Massachusetts. Nantucket is a small island off the southern coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Angie and AirVuz contributor Ryan Smith (PO3SMITH) will take you around and show you some of the sites of this beautiful spot, by drone. They travel all over the island checking out Main Street, the historic Whaling Museum, famous landmarks and sprawling beaches…all decked out for the holidays!