My husband and I would like to do a 3-4 day road trip from Ottawa through some of New England. We've done northern New York before and would like to head east.
Where we go from there is totally open. We have an almost-one-year old so ideally we'd only drive 5-7 hours per day. We prefer scenic routes to efficient ones. :) We'd love to stop at some nice places along the way - whether that's a quaint town for a bite to eat or some parks where we can go for a hike and stretch our legs. We have a hiking pack for our little guy and are both very fit and active, so that's not a problem. We're not picky when it comes to accomodation and don't mind just finding something budget when it's time to stop, but I know this time of year can start getting busy.
We're hoping to go sometime this month - possibly as early as next weekend but likely the weekend of Sept 21-24th. We're not too concerned about seeing the fall colours since we live near the Gatineau Hills and get to see those every year.
We're very open as far as destination goes - Boston? Cape Cod? Providence? We've never been to the US Atlantic Coast (north of Florida, that is). We'd love to do Maine but I'm thinking we'd need more time for that. Our estimated drive to Acadia National Park is 10 hours plus which I think would just be too tight for any decent hiking. I don't think our little guy would tolerate a full 10 hour day of driving.
I will post this in a few other forums as well. Thanks for the help!