You'll hit the half-way mark around Plattsburgh, NY - Lake Champlain area. I'm not that familiar with Plattsburgh, but Lake Champlain is lovely. Just across the lake is Burllington, VT which is a lovely small city. It's accessible by ferry across the lake.
perhaps post in the NY state or Vermont forums.
You will be quite close to the border by this point. I guess it depends on whether you want to cross into Canada before or after your stop.Edited: 6:58 pm, July 15, 2012
Indeed if you don't mind ending your first day by a 1 hour cruise over Lake Champlain you could stay in Burlington, much nicer than Plattsburgh. The next day you could drive directly from there to Qc in around 4 1/2 hours without getting too close to Mtl and the urban traffic around that can be horrendeous.
If wishing to do so then you must exit I 87 at Keesville and drive to Port Kent for the ferry terminal as Plattsburgh is not directly linked to Burlington by ferry.
You could loop off I-87 at exit 30 and stay at Lake Placid or around there. Take 9N and get back on I-87 at Keeseville. Very pretty in that part of the Adirondacks.
Just a reminder…citizens of the United States require one of the following to cross the border by land.
• U.S. Passport
• U.S. Passport Card
• Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL)
• Trusted Traveler Program Card
Kids 15 and under just need their birth certificates.
For complete details;
The I87 doesn't run in Canada
Saratoga Springs is a nice stopover. Quaint town and decent hotel rates, if the races are not on.
Otherwise, we stop in Malta, just a five minute drive away. There is a drive in movie theatre close by. The Hyatt Place is great there.
does anyone have a suggestion for stopover in opposite direction for way home from Quebec to Phila area- somewhere(besides lake George)in NY state?
We leave Sunday for Quebec!!
Well Saratoga but it is in the middle of the horse racing season so it is really expensive then to find lodging around.
May be Lake Placid???
Or if you don't mind a detour you could get back by Gananoque and the 1,000 Islands. Next morning you could do a cruise in the 1,000 Islands and then hit the road to Philly by I 81 and Syracuse.. But that would leave you with more than 6 hours of driving on the second day and about the same on the first from Qc to Gananoque..
we actually drove the whole way in one day- easy enough until we hit the border and lots of cars returning to Quebec on a Sunday summer evening.