Hi everyone! This is my first post here so I hope I do it correctly. My friend and I will be driving directly to Niagara Falls and would like to make the return trip a road trip. I'm looking for ideas for two females in their mid twenties for the best stops along the way- were interested in hiking, sight seeing, and food/drink (aka the best bars). We had some ideas of somewhere in upstate NY, Boston, Rhode Island, but aren't sure about any specifics so have some lee way. We have about a week to complete the trip back. Any suggestions on a route or cities to stop in/places to go to or see along the way would be greatly appreciated. We'll also be looking for a good time specifically on the Fourth of July - and aren't sure where we should aim to be for that.
Thank you in advance!!