Geez, no summer itineraries to New England when the leaves are green and the kids are off? I tried finding an itinerary with the below points but I am turning to you, my dear resource.
I seek everyone’s help again for kid-friendly tips for ages 16, 13, 10.
natural beauty, quirky local flavor,
history and science, and
comfort –that is, we are not campers or extreme-adventurers, and..
not that we can afford luxury-- but a very occasional splurge is possible.
Now, if we are passing through a college town, we slow down and take note.
I like having everything figured out beforehand: for each road trip I make binders with web printouts, maps, suggested detours and restaurants.
In our quest to cover as many of the 50 states before the big guy goes to college, we have decided to hit New England. As it is close to home, we have long neglected this part of the country. I am usually planning for my annual road trip in April but life changes this year
What underlies our planning:
-We try to keep driving down to 3-5 hours a day.
-We spend at least 1-2 nights at a stop.
-We have 16 days in August.
-Bringing our Garmin car navigator.
Here is my rough sketch:
We are starting from Lake George.
I'd like to try somewhere in VT and spend 1-2 nights in NH.
Next, onto Maine- would like to try to reach the coast??
Then, up to Canada, or skip that and
head down to Mass, where husband and kids want to try Salem.
Then, stop somewhere, I guess in Mass,
and back to Lake George.