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Driving to Acadia with 3 kids want to break up the travel

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Driving to Acadia with 3 kids want to break up the travel

Traveling wit h3 kids, 8, 5, and 3 from Long Island to Acadia. Would like to break up our travel their into two days, can't drive 10 hours with the kids, any suggestions where to stop? Leaving in 2 weeks!!!

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1. Re: Driving to Acadia with 3 kids want to break up the travel

I drive straight through from PA but then I don't have three little ones along for the ride!

I would consider stopping somewhere in Southern Maine like in the York area or Kennebunk or even Ogunquit if you could find a place for one night. Some of the locals from down there should be able to provide more specifics.

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Well, hopefully you are leaving fairly early and can get past the Boston area by 3pm or so to avoid traffic snarls, or is this a Saturday? It would be nice to stop somewhere with an attraction for kids such as York Animal Kingdom, but it depends on how late you're arriving. Would somewhere near the beach be desirable or do you get enough beach in Long Island?

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3. Re: Driving to Acadia with 3 kids want to break up the travel

We do get plenty of beach on LI and we are also planning on leaving late morning just really planned on stopping somewhere by around dinner time and then getting a reasonable motel or INN just were not sure how far to drive! Thanks for the input!

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4. Re: Driving to Acadia with 3 kids want to break up the travel

You could stop @ 6 hours out from NYC and just north of Boston is Salem, Ma.. neat place for the kids, and truly unique theme in a quaint town. Kids always like witches and scary stuff.. and this is both historical and relatively low-key on the scary parts.. This leaves you @5 hours shy of Acadia for the next day, so you can do some of the stuff in the AM and then arrive in time for bed the next day.

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