Our family of four (wife and twin boys aged 15) have planned a summer road trip to Boston from Oakville, ON and on the return trip will be avoiding the Thruway for a scenic drive. We are thinking of driving through lower Vermont (to Bennington) and then connecting up with the US20 near Albany and driving through to Buffalo and on home to Oakville, ON. What is there to see and do along that route? We have been to Cooperstown. We like nature, museums, and roadside attractions. We will need to stop overnight somewhere near Syracuse. Any suggestions for an overnight stay (town or specific lodging) is appreciated. Is there a different route that parallels the I90 that we should consider? We would like to stay south of Lake Ontario and drive via NY State and not return via Kingston/401.