When the first Europeans reached America, they set foot into the "terra nova" of the continent's east. A land covered in rich deciduous forests, ancient mountain ranges and billions of lakes and streams. The great american wilderness started right at the atlantic coast. To some degree, this is still true today and the vast region stretching from Maine to Upstate New York and from Québec to Ontario holds some of the most sublime, charismatic, refreshing and stirring landscapes on the continent. Most impressive is the fall season with its display of foliage second to none in the world.