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  1. Default Northeast advice first timers?

    We are planning to rent a class A for the first time this June and originally had grand hopes of a two week trip from our home in NH to Yellowstone and back. We are now scaling back to a one week trip and were thinking of heading out through New York, Niagara falls, loop around and head back. That is the extent of our trip plan to date........Does anyone have any suggestions for family friendly locations (7 yr old and 11 yr old) along this general route? We are hoping for a moderate to active adventure to see the best that our neck of the woods has to offer!

    Thanks in advance for any advice!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default Think a Little Bigger

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    A week on the road can get you a little farther than Niagara, although certainly you can find a lot to do in that neck of the woods. So if you have passports or your birth certificates handy, why not consider an international journey. Start by heading up through French-speaking Canada and enjoy Montréal. (Note: while that post was written for an older traveler, there is still lots to do there for children, and the very real sense of being in a foreign country is adventure enough.) Then continue up the Ottawa River valley, taking in Canada's capital and some great camping opportunities on the north shore of Lake Huron. Then make the turn for home at Saulte Ste. Marie, taking a tour of the "Soo" locks. Heading south across the Mackinac Bridge, make a stop at Colonial Michilimackinac. From there get to the "knuckle of the thumb" and cross back into Canada at Sarnia for the shortcut to Niagara Falls (best seen from the Canadian side anyway). Then, if you decide to take this larger loop, you'll be in a position to return home through New York and Massachusetts, seeing the sites linked to in the first post I mentioned in this response.


  3. Default Boston to Niagara

    Thanks for the feedback, though we were thinking of trying to stay south of the border for this trip. It is our first and we are trying to keep it simple. We are now thinking that we will leave New Hampshire (near Manchester) head to Niagara, then onto the dunes in Michigan, loop South, head back through PA and come home. All in 7 days and we hope to have time to add some nice stops along the way. This will be in July now so we expect to seek out at least one waterpark along the way. We will have a 35ft class A.

    Any more ideas?

    Thx in advance

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default There's Never a Shortage of Ideas

    Only a shortage of time to see them all. On your way from Niagara to Sleeping Bear Dunes, some possibilities include Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cedar Point, Put-in_Bay, and Greenfield Village. Coming back, have a look at taking a completely different route and see Battle Creek, use US-6 across northern Pennsylvania, and stop at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area before making the final run for home.


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