I'm planning on driving from Boston to Niagara Falls next week and was wondering of possible attractions/places to stay? I'll be travelling with my wife and young sons aged 3 and 6.
Rough thoughts at the moment are heading out from Boston along the Mohawk trail stopping off at the South Deerfield Magic Wings conservatory before heading East. Once west of Syracuse, I was thinking of heading slightly South to travel through the Finger Lake region before getting back on the I-90 to make time and arrive in Niagara. We've got a hotel booked for a couple of nights on the Canadian side after which we're heading off to Toronto then on to Thousand Islands. We're finally thinking of heading east through the Adirondacks and back home.
We've got a loose schedule, but intend to spend 2 nights in Niagara and overnight once on the outbound and return legs of the journey.
1) Anyone know where to stay mid-way between Boston and Niagara falls - I'm not sure how far we'll get but a town that we could head for would be useful. The same would be true for the return leg via Toronto/Thousand Islands. We haven't booked but assume it would be pretty easy to find a room at this time of the year?
2) Anyone know any scenic places or attractions that are en route that a small family might enjoy and I haven't mentioned?
3) This is our first 'road-trip' so any advice for first timers?
4) Can anyone recommend any reasonable hotels and places to eat?