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Where to stop en route Travers City to Kingston

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Where to stop en route Travers City to Kingston

Hi all

We are driving from Traverse City to Kingston and was wondering on a nice/interesting place to breakup the journey up.

Many thanks

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1. Re: Where to stop en route Travers City to Kingston

Hi,

Google shows the trip as being over 10 hours, & that's sticking only to the expressways, so we'd count on at least 12-14 with rest stops & border crossing. At that rate you may want to look at overnighting midway. We'd suggest a slight detour up to Stratford, Ontario which is a very charming little city, home to the famous Stratford Festival, with lots of great accommodation & eating options.

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2. Re: Where to stop en route Travers City to Kingston

I think you should stop and see Toronto.............overnight stay good idea....

Edited: 21 August 2012, 20:00
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3. Re: Where to stop en route Travers City to Kingston

Thanks for your suggestions. We have been to Toronto before and did not think we could see much more in the time we have available so we have booked a night in Stratford which does indeed look like a charming little city and we are sure we will enjoy our night there.

Once again many thanks for your help.

Regards

Lynn and Dave

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4. Re: Where to stop en route Travers City to Kingston

You're welcome!

You didn't mention when you'll be traveling. Will you have time or be in season to take in a play?

We'd love to hear how you enjoyed Stratford. Why not give us quick report- back after you've passed through?

Safe travels!

Edited: 22 August 2012, 03:46
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5. Re: Where to stop en route Travers City to Kingston

Lad3...................now that you mention you've already been to Toronto, I understand that you'd like to see something else......................have a good trip..................

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6. Re: Where to stop en route Travers City to Kingston

P.S...........................just f.y.i.......Justin Beiber.....famous teen heartthrob, is from Stratford, and I'm sure you will see reference to this when you are there.................if you have any teenage girls in your family, you might want to mention to them that you are visiting his home town....................

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7. Re: Where to stop en route Travers City to Kingston

We are actually heading to Stratford today as we are flying out of Montreal on Saturday, so guess we have missed the season?? We have had a fabulous time in this part of the world and will certainly let you know how we enjoyed Stratford. thank you all for your timely and helpful advice.

Enjoy this beautiful day

Cheers

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8. Re: Where to stop en route Travers City to Kingston

Season goes to October.

http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/

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9. Re: Where to stop en route Travers City to Kingston

Might be early for garlic, but if it is available, get some! Stratford's garlic is superb!

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10. Re: Where to stop en route Travers City to Kingston

As above some very brief feedback re our stop in Stratford. We arrived early afternoon and after a quick dip in the motel pool to cool off enjoyed a lovely afternoon walking around Stratford, along the river and through town. Though we never took the opportuniy to catch a show we enjoyed a fabuolous meal with local beer. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning run around the river before we set off for the drive to Montreal via Kingston, where we enjoyed two great nights/days enjoying the blues festival.

We are now in Tioman a beautiful island off the East Malaysian coast before we head back home to Austalia. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Canada and the USA and will definitely visit Stratford again and make sure we book the theatre!!!!!

Thanks for the suggestion to visit Stratford it was a very nice, but too short stay.

Regards

Lynn and Dave