I'm starting to make plans for our summer roadtrip, and a combination of a low gas prices and a relatively favorable exchange rate makes it seem like this is a good year to load up the Forester and head to an area I've never been before: The Canadian Maritimes.
The trip will take place starting over 2 weeks in August, mostly camping, mostly exploring natural areas, although really anything unique to an area or culture is fair game.
Here's what I'm looking at for an itinerary.
Friday - Leave in the early afternoon drive to Eastern Michigan. Spend the night in a motel.
Saturday - Head to the Montreal area. Possibly another hotel, maybe explore the city a bit in the evening.
Sun/Mon- Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick. (Voyageur Canoe Experience)
Tuesday - Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Camp at Laurie or Porters Lake Prov. Park)
Wed/Thurs - Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS (Cabot Trail)
Fri/Sat/Sun - Prince Edward Island via Ferry (PEI National Park, Green Gables, Charlottetown, Lobster Supper)
Mon/Tues - Fundy National Park, NB via Confederation Bridge (Hopewell Rocks)
Wed/Thurs - Millinocket, Maine (Whitewater Rafting)
Friday - Burlington, Vermont (evening Lake Monsters game)
Saturday - Syracuse, NY (family)
Sunday - Rochester Redwings afternoon game, drive west, overnight TBD
Monday - Back Home
I'm still trying to figure out which places, if any, to make camping reservations. Beyond that, I don't have much in the way of specific questions at this point, but if anyone has any ideas or suggestions, I'd like to hear them. Any Canada-specific money saving tips would also be appreciated - for example, I've discovered there is a Canadian National Parks Pass that I'm probably going to purchase - but anything that can save a couple bucks is a good idea to me!