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Old 03-23-2016, 09:23 PM
 
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Hi yall!

My family and I will be driving from Virginia to Maine and back this summer. I don't want to drive on the interstate a lot, I'd like to actually see things, small towns, etc, and are looking for places we should go to or through. We will not be going to Philly, NYC or Boston, those are destinations by themselves!

On our list so far :
Gettysburg
Site of Woodstock ( Bethel, NY)
Through Connecticut, near New Haven
Salem, MA
Portland, Maine
Stephen King's house ( Bangor, Maine)
Saratoga Springs
Burlington, VT
Keene and Manchester, NH

We'll be gone for about 15 days, and figure in 5 days for travel. Obviously, not all of these places can be for more than just a few hours.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Gettysburg you need all day. It's worth it to take a guided tour. They will explain the battle as they point out the sites where the different events occurred. I went as a teenager, and I loved it.

"Through Connecticut, near New Haven" made me seize up a little. Memories of sitting in traffic for hours on I-95 in the heat of summer coming back from Rhode Island gave me the Willies. Why do you want to go there?

By the way...Providence, Rhode Island is a good stop for Waterfire, but maybe out of your way this trip.

Salem would be fun, never there, but I'd like to go. Some pagan types find it too contrived and turn up their noses at what they see as commercialization of their practices, but I think it would be worth a shot to go.

Portland is a nice, small city. You can do cruises there for whale-watching. Nice little restaurants and shops. Maine is nice with a beautiful rocky coast.

But wait...why is New Jersey not on your list? At least stop along the Delaware after Gettysburg and see where Washington crossed on Christmas night, 1776, taking the Brits by surprise in Trenton the next day! You can see NJ from there, anyway. Not that Trenton is our best face, lol, but we do have the distinction of being called The Crossroads of the Revolution.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:38 PM
 
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I have an uncle outside New Haven, but he's going to meet us somewhere on the NY side so we don't have to deal with all the I-95 nightmares, lol.

I'd love to go into Rhode Island, just not sure if we'll have time, without having to deal with traffic troubles.
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:12 PM
 
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Harley-Davidson Factory tour in York, PA.

Amish country near Lancaster, PA. You can even have dinner and conversation with an Amish family in their house, by reserving with the Visitors Bureau.

Sesame Place theme park, in Langhorne, PA.

Crayola Crayon Factory tour in Easton, PA.

PEZ candy museum near Milford, CT.
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