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Old 10-10-2011, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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After DC head towards Tennessee to access the Blue Ridge Parkway
The website includes a PDF map of the Parkway.

You can even manage a stop by Nashville, or head on down to New Orleans for I-10.
Note that there is a construction closure on the Blue Ridge Parkway, with a detour required.
http://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisi...ummer-2012.pdf

The Natchez Trace Parkway is also a nice route between Natchez and Nashville.
http://www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm
So if you like, you can drive those two parkways nearly all the way from Washington DC to Louisiana, except for the break from Asheville NC to Nashville.

They have 45 mph speed limits, enforced, and no trucks allowed, but recreational vehicles are OK.

Crossing the Mississippi on a ferry is a fun experience. You can do it at St. Francisville, Louisiana, north of Baton Rouge. There are also a couple of ferries just north of St. Louis. At Detroit, you can avoid the heavy bridge/tunnel traffic to Canada by using one of the two ferries across the St. Clair River, south of Port Huron/Sarnia. They are quick and easy, and ho hassle. Stay on I-94 toward Port Huron, exit 248 to Marine City for the easiest ferry.
http://www.bluewaterferry.com/

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Old 10-10-2011, 12:06 PM
 
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IMO, with that itinerary, you'll be spending too much time driving and will have very little time if any to spend a reasonable amount of time at any attractions.
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:46 AM
 
Location: classified
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Honestly given your itinerary I would ditch NYC (save it for another trip) and just head up to Toronto since it's closer (as a matter of fact it's only an hour away from Niagara Falls). Plus Toronto has alot of things going for it in it's own right (inc a few good museums). Plus parking rates in Toronto are alot cheaper than in New York and it would save you time/money driving and give you more time to actually sightsee.
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