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1. Posted by kaylagc07 (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

okay. so. My best friend and I are planning a road trip thru all of New England next summer (long way off but we want to be well prepared). We'll be leaving from South Eastern Michigan and we plan to head straight for Niagra Falls. We will spend the evening there and after the illumination we will head farther east, traveling along the CA border (but we want to stay out of Canada). We will head to the "top" of Maine. We plan to spend a night at Eagle Lake. From there we know we'll follow the coastline and eventually spend a night in a B&B in Rhode Island. And then continue heading south and eventually back west. What I'm really looking for is the "must-see"s of New England. If you have favorite hotels, restraunts, parks, attractions, etc. PLEASE share them. This is kind of our graduation present to eachother and I want it to be really special. Thanks so much! Love~Kayla

Ps: some of the things we also plan to do:
Flume Gorge (NH)
Melanies Vegan Eden (RI)
Prospect Park (RI)
LA Burdick chocolates (NH)
Breakfast at someplace (VT...maybe a suggestion for a restruant?)
Jakes Seafood? (MA)
Auburn Cemetary (MA)
Whale Watching (MA)
Toscanini's Ice Cream (MA)
Cape Henlopen (DE)
Diamond A Ranch (CT)
Mystic Aquarium (CT)
West Quoddy Light (ME)
Fort Kent(ME)
Bar Harbor (ME)
Bangor (ME)
Adventure Aquarium (NJ)

also, we don't have a set time period for this to take place. We plan to leave either Friday June 15th 2007 or Sunday June 18th 2007 (Niagara Falls has fireworks on those nights) and we assume it will take about two weeks?

2. Posted by Superwolf (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y

You should have a look at Nova Scotia too.

3. Posted by Jimz (Budding Member 34 posts) 10y

I did not see visiting the City of Boston on your list. Having spent a year there in Graduate School while enjoying it immensely, I admit I am partial to the place, but in my opinion, it is a must stop for a minimum of several days. I know, we are talking spending time in what is considered to be a major U.S. city, but it also happens to be the San Francisco of the East Coast. Boston is actually relatively small. It is a great place to walk, especially in the Spring. In addition, the MTA is an excellent way to move quickly and easily from spot to spot. So, your car need not be a burden. If you are a baseball fan, grab some tickets to see the Red Sox. (MTA Stop at the Park) If you are a history buff, everything from Bunker Hill, to Old Ironsides, to Paul Revere's house, to the sight of the Boston Massacure, as well as the Boston Commons, and many other sights are easily reached on foot. The hotels and restaurants are world-class. In addition, check to see if the Boston Pops will be in town. And, don't forget, Cambridge with MIT and Harvard are just across the Charles River. There is even an MTA stop at Harvard Square which is an interesting place to hang out. Walden Pond is close by.
I would also highly recommend spending time in Newport, Rhode Island. The waterfront is full of yacht basins, restaurants with a water view, and shops. But, the main attraction is the row of "Newport Cottages." They are a must see.
Enjoy your time.