I'm in need of some further advice! We've pinned down most of the places that we are going to visit on our New England road trip later this year, but we need some advice with the New Hampshire leg of our trip.
At the moment I'm not sure where we should base ourselves to give us the best experience. At the moment this section of our trip looks like this:
7th Oct - leave Bar Harbor and drive over to NH/white mountains to Conway or Jackson (hadn't decided where). Stay overnight.
8th Oct - Conway/Jackson overnight
9th Oct - Drive via the Kanc to Woodstock, VT, stay Woodstock overnight.
10th Oct - Drive to Burlington, VT.
We're not sure whether to just drop the overnight in Woodstock, and spend three nights in one place in the white mountain area, or leave it as it is. We're now leaning to staying in just one place for three nights, and on the 10th making our way over to Burlington. The distances aren't really that great not stopping the night in Woodstock in our opinion.
The problem is we're not sure where to stay as a base. I've read on this forum that it might be best to avoid the Conway area, as it's peak leaf season and it will be busy? There are a few things we have outlined that we'd like to do in the white mountains area:
- either self drive or take the tour up Mt Washington (we don't plan spending ages here, just to go up to enjoy the view for a short while, if the weather cooperates)
- drive to the Crawford notch area
- drive the Kanc
- visit either the flume gorge or lost river gorge (or both if time permits)
Could anybody recommend a place that would be good as a base to do these activities at all? Would you recommend staying in one place for three nights and tripping out, or leaving our stay split as it was into 2 nights one side of the Kanc, and 1 night the other side? We know we're travelling peak season and close to Columbus day, so we're trying to sort this stuff now so we can start booking our accommodation as soon as we get flights sorted.
thank you as always,