I’m going on vacation next week, and I’ve decided to rent a car and do a road trip across a few northeastern American states. I’ll start by visiting a friend in New Brunswick, and then cross into Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and possibly New York State. Do any of you have suggestions of things I should go see? I’m mostly interested in natural places, but also in politics and history. In other words, I’d like to hear about scenic places (parks, places I can go for a short hike, etc.), and also places where important history unfolded (battle sites, etc.) I’ll certainly try to visit as many state legislatures as I can find on my path.
Keep in mind that my time is rather limited, so I’d prefer activities that don’t take too much time. If you have experience in renting a car in Canada and bringing it to the US, I’d like to hear about it; I’d rather not have any bad experience at the border. Also, will they allow me in the country even though I don’t know yet where I’ll be staying every night? I’m planning to see where each day takes me and rent a motel room or something in the evening.
Then, the week after that I will be taking a friend and her four-year-old son to visit Quebec’s Montérégie and Eastern Townships regions. Anybody know what we should visit that would be interesting to a young child? We’re already planning to go to the Granby Zoo.