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  1. Default chicago to adirondack mountains via niagra falls

    Traveling from Chicago to Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada and then on to the Adirondack Mountains. Any suggestions of where to stay in the Adirondacks? Will be traveling with teen-agers. Should we stay in Canada and forget the Adirondacks? Looking for suggestions. We have one week at the end of July, first of August.

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    Default Why Not Both?

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    It does seem, to me at least, to be a shame to enter Canada for no other reason than to get to Niagara Falls and beyond. It also seems a shame in general not to use an entire trip to explore new places and activities. So, with that in mind, why not consider crossing into Canada at Sarnia and heading on to Niagara Falls, but then backtracking just a bit to make a loop 'over the top' of Lake Ontario to visit Toronto and then the Thousand Islands region at the head of the St. Lawrence River. Ottawa and the Houses of Parliament are also worth a possible side trip. You'd then come down into the Adirondacks from either Ogdensburg or Cornwall. The Adirondacks are a destination, not so much for what's there, but for what isn't - commercial attractions. So the thing to do there is to enjoy nature with some hiking, canoeing, and perhaps some side trips to Burlington or the pre-Revolutionary forts such as Ticonderoga, and Crown Point.

    You could then make full us4e of your vacation by returning to Chicago through the Finger Lakes region of New York following the old Erie Canal and the southern shore of Lake Erie with possible stops at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History or Cuyahoga Valley National Park, all in the Cleveland area.


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    Thanks for the great suggestions.


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