Road trip from Toronto - Vermont - New Hampshire - Maine - New Brunswick - Prince Edward Island - Quebec in late July/early August. Goal is to have fun and lots of it - help us out!
I've read through several other road trip questions and they're always full of great nuggets (such as prompting me to explore California's lost coast
on a trip last year. Looking for similar things for this upcoming trip.
This year myself and a friend are doing an 8 day road trip starting from Toronto and looping through the northeast US, into New Brunswick and PEI, and then back west through Quebec. I've been in many of these areas before, but only briefly and it was when I was a kid.
Our general route looks like this
. Working itinerary looks like this:
Saturday - drive Toronto to Burlington, VT
Sunday - time in Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine
Monday - time in Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine
Tuesday - drive from where ever we end up to Moncton, NB
Wednesday - Moncton, NB to PEI
Thursday - PEI
Friday - PEI to Quebec City
Saturday - Quebec City to Montreal
I'm aware that there is a lot of driving involved here in a short amount of time, and that in particular the drive from PEI to Quebec City is long and not particularly interesting. It also seems that this entire area is going to be busier than usual when we're there (July 28 - Aug 5) because it's the second half of the Quebec Construction Holiday.
We are a platonic 30ish guy and girl. We are looking for cost effective places to stay (or camp, we'll have a tent). We are looking for places with great beer, nice places to stop and have a swim, beautiful roads, nice hikes, waterfalls, etc. We're less into craft fairs, kitschy attractions, places swarming with young children, really obvious tourist things, etc. We're budget aware (ie no 5 star, 9 course meals) but don't want to hamstring ourselves to save $10 either. I'd say our route is pretty set but could be slightly adjusted and we're open to where exactly along it to stop and stay. I have family in Moncton and we have a family cottage to stay at on PEI and I need to be in Montreal on the last day, but other than things are changeable.
- where to stay the first night? I'd thought Burlington, VT because it looks like a neat place but hotels there seem sparse and expensive.
- where else to spend time in the Northeast US before we get to Moncton? (any neat events going on during our dates?)