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  1. Default Louisville, KY to Maine - Suggestions wanted..

    Hello All,
    My first post here, I did some searches and didn't find anything directly related to this so sorry if this has been covered in the past. I am planning on taking my family from our home in Louisville, KY to Maine and back during 2 weeks starting the last week of June returning July 11th or so. I Mountain bike and whitewater kayak and will have gear to do both during the trip, I will have my family with me so I will need to stick to areas that have other activities. What I am looking for are potential changes to the itinerary and/or suggestions on places to camp during this trip, we have a trailmanor travel trailer and need parks/sites with full hook up's available. Also, let me know if there are any can't miss stops along the way that I've missed.
    I fear I didn't leave enough time for the Adirondacks/Lake Placid, etc. area, does anyone know of any great places to go up there?

    Day Date Day of Week Location/Activity
    1 June 27 Friday Drive to Morgantown leave early as possible and then get to Deep Creek, MD find things to do
    2 June 28 Saturday Spend Day in Deep Creek,MD area
    3 June 29 Sunday Wake up Early and drive to Hershey, PA
    4 June 30 Monday Hersey Park
    5 July 1 Tuesday Wake up Go to campground near NY
    6 July 2 Wednesday NYC
    7 July 3 Thursday Drive to Montauk
    8 July 4 Friday Montauk
    9 July 5 Saturday Montauk
    10 July 6 Sunday Newport RI
    11 July 7 Monday Portland ME
    12 July 8 Tuesday Portland ME
    13 July 9 Wednesday Burlington VT
    14 July 10 Thursday Burlington VT
    15 July 11 Friday Lake Placid/Watertown
    16 July 12 Saturday Home

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

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    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Well, you've certainly left sufficient time for the drive and to see the sights along the way. I don't know much about mountain biking, and only a little bit more about whitewater kayaking, but I can offer some suggestions to amuse the rest of the family in the places you plan to spend more of your time. In western Maryland, I believe the Potomac offers some good white water opportunities, and old US-40 is both historic (the old National Road) and scenic. Fort nFrederick in Big Pool, MD is worth a visit, and nearby is the biking trail which follows the old Chesapeake and Ohio canal tow path. Rocky Gap State Park and Harpers Ferry are also worth visits. There's a great old lighthouse out at the end of Montauk Point, and if you want to avoid driving all the ay back into NYC, then the ferry from Orient Point to New London is well worth the price.

    On the way to NewPort, a stop at Mystic Seaport is in order, and if you do so ask for directions to Abbott's for an old fashioned, checker clothed picnic table by the harbor, lobster meal. In Newport be sure to tour at least one or two of the 'Cottages'. The Elms is where the opening scenes of True Lies was filmed and has one of the better set of grounds. For an interesting lunch, there is a relatively inexpensive restaurant that shares a building with the US Lawn Tennis Hall of Fame and offers the chance to have lunch or dinner courtside. On the way up to Maine consider a stop in Portsmouth, NH for a tour of Strawbery Banke, and while in Portland, inquire about the rapids on the Saco known as the Limington Rips. I used to live just up river of these and they can be quite fun, depending on the water level (controlled by a dam just a couple of miles upstream).

    My favorite activities in the Burlington area are Shelburne Farms just south of town, and taking the ferry (as a foot passenger) from Charlotte over to Essex, NY for a nice walk before returning to the eastern shore. I'm afraid though that I think you're right. Burlington to Louisville in two days won't leave much time at all for exploring the Adirondacks or much else, and you should probably try to make it to the Buffalo/Erie area for your overnight on the 11th/12th.


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    Wow, thanks for the great feedback and ideas, I had planned to take the ferry from Montauk, will have to call ahead since I will be pulling a trailmanor travel trailer.
    Again, thanks for the info I really appreciate the input.

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