This is not a strictly Maine question, but needed help planning a college visit tour. Coming from the West coast over spring break (one week) and would like to maximize time seeing colleges. Want to visit Bowdoin and Bates in Maine, and Colgate and Cornell in New York. Should we fly into Maine and then head west through New Hampshire and Vermont or drive down to Boston and head west on the turnpike to reach upstate New York? Then, fly out of NY.
To further complicate things, we have family in Connecticut that we would like to see, if possible. We could fly into Hartford and head directly out on the Mass Turnpike to upstate NY and then east across NH and VT to Maine and then back down to CT. Is it very far (long) to drive across NH and VT to get to Maine?
Hope this is not too confusing. Thank you for your help.