Hey everyone, I am a college freshman and have been discussing with my friends the idea of a road trip - initially we wanted to make it a cross country, pack the car and drive kinda deal. However, with the help of some perspective, and this website, I/we have realized that a cross country trip might be too lofty of a goal for us to attempt on our first go.
As such, and seeing as we all live in New England, I thought of a smaller scale, New England trip. I hail from right outside Boston and I figured that Bean Town would be a good starting point. I was thinking of driving West through Massachusetts, maybe stopping once or twice on the way, and making upstate New York our destination. After staying (ideally camping) there a few days, we would then make our way through Northern Vermont and New Hampshire on our way to Acadia Nat'l Park in Maine.
This is a VERY rough plan, and the trip in general is only in the infancy of its planning, however I would very much appreciate some guidance in several areas.
First off, if you guys can think back to your first road trip, what most basic advice can you give?
Second, I would like those of you familiar with the New England/New York area to help me out in planning our route. That is, what are some of the most beautiful places to stop, where are the best camp sites, what should I avoid, etc.
Finally, any other miscellaneous advice you have to give is very much appreciated.
Think I touched on everything I wanted too...
Thanks a lot,