I'm making a road trip from NYC to Niagara this weekend, spending a couple of days in Niagara and then another road trip from Niagara to DC. I don't have much time to get too far away from road and explore the places. I will probably spend 10-12 hours driving each way. Would like to get the best route possible where i can stop mid way to enjoy fall folliage and nice small towns. Would you have any recommendation for me ?