I live in Ottawa, Ontario and want to drive to Chicago on holiday. Advice on scenic routes? How about good places to leave the car and commute into Chicago? I have done that in Poughkeepsie by parking at the rail station and taking the train to Manhattan. I really like to drive the smaller roads, no more than five or six hours per day. What is the best route. I'd prefer to avoid the direct route along the Canadian side of Lake Ontario through Toronto!