New England early september
Replies: 24 - Last Post: Jul 16, 2012 6:04 AM Last Post By: maxcampbell
Jul 15, 2012 10:18 AM
Jul 15, 2012 1:00 PM
16From what we've learned so far, on here and elsewhere, we think we'd like to visit Burlington, so what's the route from Boston with the best scenery?
It looks like we could take the 93, and then the recommended 302 back from there to Portland, then the coast road that turns into the route 1 up north, as recommended on here.
That coast road should bring us up past little harbours - any particularly recommended for boat watching? Especially traditional sailing boats?
One reason I do want to get back down south is Mystic Seaport, but if I can satiate on boats on the way north, then we want an inland route back, through interesting towns, and do without the trip south of Boston.
Does Cape Cod offer something very different to what we'd find further north, or is it just a more populated, posher version of the same thing?
We like nice scenery, we'd like to find some small time live music - bars with local bands rather than concerts or gigs, we like driving challenging mountain roads (did a couple - Tizzi-n-Test, etc in Morocco - only compact car stuff), apart from that just interested in whatever is around the next corner.
Jul 15, 2012 1:13 PM
But they will be more crowded.
Cape Cod NS.
Driving along Lake Champlain.
Green Mountain NF.
Jul 15, 2012 2:53 PM
Jul 15, 2012 5:32 PM
19Is that Burlington Mass or Burlington Vermont ????
I think you mean the latter
From Boston take 93 north to St Johnsbury
then Route 2 west towards Montpelier VT ( State Capital )
and 89 will bring you into Burlington
make sure you make
a pitt stop at the Ben&Jerry's factory tour
in Waterbury VT see....BENJERRY.COM /
Once you're into New Hampshire its less urban and the views
along the interstates are to die for
Youtube : " I-93 NORTHERN NH FRANCONIA NOTCH "
Jul 16, 2012 2:36 AM
Jul 16, 2012 3:37 AM
21On your way up Interstate 93 turn off at exit 33 / ROUTE 3 and drive north
check out the FLUME GORGE and directly across look at the mountain peak
and you'll see the Indian head.
On ROUTE 302 in Bretton Woods NH, stop by the Mount Washington Hotel
home of the original "Bretton Woods Agreement" details on WIKI
You can drive up in front of the hotel and look around inside the lobby
Edited by: yofletch
Jul 16, 2012 5:36 AM
22Campobello Island is in New Brunswick, Canada, but it is a very short bridge crossing from Maine, and I am not sure if they require a passport -- I did have my passport because I had driven across Canada to get to Maine originally that summer. The tides at the Bay of Fundy are worthwhile and I enjoyed seeing the museum and estate home re. Roosevelt. Despite the treacherous tides, there are sailboat races around Campobello Island.
Northeast Harbor on Mt. Desert Island also has small sailboat/dinghy races -- I am not sure if they also have larger-sized sloop races, which would more likely be offshore in open ocean. Southwest Harbor has small, commercial fishing boats.
Vermont is beautiful. Interstate-95 is the fastest route south through Maine, and it does go through Bangor, which is interesting to see. I was not impressed with Mystic Seaport, but I was there early on a Sunday morning -- it is tiny. I did not wait for the museums to open. I did like Provincetown and the seashore and lighthouse nearby. Cape Cod is densely populated.
Edited by: trekker502
Jul 16, 2012 6:04 AM
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