My husband and I are planning a road trip to Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. We will be leaving New Jersey after work on 8/29 and plan to return 9/8. We were in Maine in 2011 for our honeymoon in the Lakes and Mountain Region and traveled around the coast a little but the state is so big we knew we would need to return. We will be returning to go to Acadia for certain. We are interested in hiking, fishing, covered bridges and breweries (and suggestions for must have grub and places to lay our heads are always appreciated). We will not be booking hotels in advance so that we are not held to schedule in case we want to stay in one area longer. We are thinking of bringing some camping equipment as a back up plan.
So I'm hoping for suggestions on which state to start with first, places to hike, fishing spots, best route to take, and as as far as covered bridges go-I'd like to see some of the railroad ones this time if near by.
Thank you all in advance for your help in planning our trip. This is part of my goal to visit all 50 states with my husband.