I am currently planning a holiday for December 2016 (yes i know next year but planning is half the fun) anyway i was thinking that we might be able to do a day or three or five (most likely) round trip from NYC through Randolph, NY down to Washington DC and back to NYC.
The idea for visiting Randolph is to do the 'Amish Trail' and it is important to us that we visit the Smithsonian is DC.
I have read that it is more of an authentic amish experience in and around Randolph than Lancaster, PA however obviously this is what the internet would have me believe.
Finally my questions;
- travelling at December, i understand that the weather will have an impact on this regardless however could we expect to be able to travel at this time of the year? Is there much risk of road closures due to snowfall?
- vehicle type, we are a family of 6 (2 adults, 2 teens, a 10 yr old and a 4yr old) and while we try to travel light there is always a need for some luggage and even more at winter due to bulky clothing. In the past we have rented a Chevy Suburban for it's size but i would like to hear what everyone's thoughts are on this. Is it better to have a SUV for this time of the year or would a van be ok?
- are there any thoughts on travelling via Randolph?
- any must do's for this trip?
Thank you all for your time and suggestions