Hi. I always find this forum really helpful when planning road trips so I'm hoping someone can help with this one.
We are travelling in July/August 2018, flying in and out of JFK. We plan to spend a few days in New York then take the train to Washington DC. We are picking a car up as we leave DC and planning to head up to Acadia National Park for a few days. We will be coming back down the coast, probably stopping off at Portland, then a few days in Boston before making our way back to NY with a couple of stops on the way. Apart from Acadia and the big cities, the rest of our stops are quite open and I was hoping for some suggestions.
The plan is to use 4 overnight stops to travel from DC to Acadia. At the moment we are thinking of the following:
DC to Milford, PA
Milford to Phoenicia, NY
Phoenicia to Lake George, NY
Lake George to Manchester, NH
Then from Manchester to Bar Harbor or thereabouts. The stops are fairly arbitrary - we have looked at google maps for an idea of distances and tried to alternate longer driving days and shorter days but we can be fairly flexible on the route. We'd also rather not double back on ourselves if we can avoid it, so were wondering about a completely different route from Lake George to Bar Harbor. We love the outdoors and national and state parks if that's helpful?
So if anybody has any suggestions of a good route from DC to Bar Harbor with some other stops, or if those are the best places, that would be great. Also, if there are particularly good places to stop from Boston to NY? We fancy Cape Cod but are open to other suggestions.