I'm planning a weeklong driving trip from the SC coast up to the Catskills and Adirondacks during the week of July 19 through July 26 and would love any input from fellow board members regarding 'must see and do' stuff and trying non-reserved lodging.
My husband, a 12 year old niece and I will be leaving the Myrtle Beach area on Jul 19 and spending the first night on the road in Annapolis. Crab dinners! Then we want to bolt up to the NY mountains on Sunday for the rest of the week and just meander about and explore. I've traveled around most of the States, but have never been around Lake Placid and the area. It's all about the Poconos, Catskills and Adirondack, right?
I'm hoping it will be cooler up north and want to enjoy lots of outdoor time. I'd rather not make reservations for every night in advance so that we are free to roam. Is the area likely to be jammed packed at that time of the summer, making the free range idea a bad one? Any advice would be most appreciated.