Hi, my husband and I are driving from California to Chicago to see our daughter end of Sept 2014. From there we plan to stop at Niagara Falls and then on to Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and work our way back home. We have never been in this area before.
We will be in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine first and part of the second week of October. Our main goal is seeing the foliage and small quaint towns. We are not into great adventures, but love nature, wildlife and would be delighted to see a moose!
Trying to put this together has become overwhelming and I know I am running out of time for reservations. I have done lots of research and have read about Rt 100 through Vermont (not sure if we should drive the whole length) and the Kancamagus Hwy in NH. I have a very long list of wonderful towns, villages, etc. to visit but impossible to see them all in that time frame. Not sure if I need to go up as far as Burlington.
If anyone has a suggestion as to a route from Niagara Falls that we can take that goes through a good sampling of these wonderful states I would very much appreciate it. I have been trying to work on a route to keep us moving forward with short daytime drives to take in the scenery and stop at the towns along the way, but can't seem to streamline it to fit in timeframe. Would like to end at Acadia National Park in Maine then down the coast to pick up Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.
Thank you in advance, I know I am asking a lot.