Boston, Acadia, Quebec, with a baby...
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Dec 19, 2012 4:24 PM Last Post By: yofletch
Dec 18, 2012 1:10 AM
We are heading to Boston with our 8month old in June. We plan to spend a few days around the city then drive up to Bar Harbor, cross over to Quebec City and then back to Boston via Vermont. We have 2 weeks and will obviously be hiring a car.
We like getting outdoors and are keen on seeing a baseball game. Other than that we are flexible.
I'm just wondering if you think that plan is manageable in two weeks?
Dec 18, 2012 1:20 AM
The plan is very manageable.
Dec 18, 2012 6:14 AM
2visit the White Mountains in New Hampshire is known
as a four seasons area see on Google IMAGES
from Portland, Maine drive along route 302 towards
St Johnsbury Vermont
the "Bretton Woods Agreement" took place in the
Mount Washington Hotel after World War 2.
you can drive upto the hotel and have a look around nobody will bother you.
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Use Google MAPS to get an idea of the route(s) you would like to take
also visit towns like Franconia, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem, and Littleton
returning to Boston stop in New Hampshire's "Lakes region"
visiting towns like Wolfboro, Meredith and Ossipee
Portsmouth N.H. is a good stop for some shopping
as New Hampshire is sales tax free see the licence plates "Live Free or Die"
Outlet shopping in Kittery, M.E. Freeport, M.E. and in North Conway, N.H.
and Tilton, N.H.
enjoy your trip.
Dec 18, 2012 7:16 AM
3You could take the route through New Hampshire on your return trip from Vermont to Boston. The LL Bean anchor store plus an outlet store are in Freeport, Maine, along with Abercrombie & Fitch and London Fog outlet stores. In a town nearby is a large Cabela's Sportsmen's Store with beautiful dioramas of taxidermy trophies of fish and mammals from Maine. There is another LL Bean outlet store in Ellsworth, enroute between Bangor and Bar Harbor. LL Bean subsidizes the shuttlebuses that operate for free (with a national park day pass) throughout Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. There are many options for accommodations near Bar Harbor -- motels, hotels, B&Bs. There are horse-drawn carriage rides along trails in Acadia NP. There are ferry rides taking daily mail to the outlying islands. There is also a large schooner for cruises out of Bar Harbor.
Dec 18, 2012 8:05 AM
4Acadia is great and definitely not to be missed.
I recommend making sure you get over to the less visited part of Acadia Nat'l Park, on the Schoodic Peninsula. Less people and if you like the rugged shoreline and crashing waves that's the area.
Dec 19, 2012 4:47 AM
Dec 19, 2012 1:08 PM
6Thanks folks, useful info, if a lot about shopping!
I think Acadia sounds like a must see and from what i'm reading its best just to get the drive from Bar Harbor to Quebec City done in a day, to have more time in Quebec.
So Portsmouth and Portland seem to be good places to stop on the way up the coast, but any other must sees v welcome.
I see the red sox tickets are not out yet, I assume they are hard to come by? Would be keen to get a Sunday afternoon game, with the baby etc.
Dec 19, 2012 1:44 PM
Dec 19, 2012 4:24 PM
812 miles north of Portland Maine
take interstate 295 (TOLL FREE) to exit 17
continue north on ROUTE 1
stop for eats at " the CAFE ' at the entrance of hotel " Freeport Inn ' (a Best western chain)
your 1 mile from Freeport town, home to LLBEAN flagship store ........a must see
the CAFE restaurant is very popular at peak times so be prepared to wait
well worth it.
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