New England states in late August


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New England states in late August

Postby coke43 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:51 am



We are planning a trip from Ohio, thru PA., NY., VT., NH, to ME., then down the coast towards DC. Any suggestions on some of the "can't miss" things to see and/or do? The Mrs. really wants to see some moose, other than that we are just out to see the countryside and enjoy the ride.


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Re: New England states in late August

Postby harvey01 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:27 am

You are travelling through some states with a lot to see. As an example in New York you have the Baseball hall of Fame, the Curtiss Museum, Watkins Glen raceway, and tons of historical locations. What sort of stuff do you want to see or just ride a lot of miles? Places to visit include those listed plus Niagara Falls, finger lakes region, Lake Placid and Lake George--boat rides are neat---Fort Ticonderoga, and there are many more.

Maine has many special spots to include Acadia National Park, with lots of places to eat lobster close by. US rt 1 is an interesting ride along the coast of Maine.

Boston, Mass is a large city but a very interesting one if you are into history. The Freedom Trail in Boston is worth the day it takes to walk it and view the various sites and of course close by you have the towns of Concord and Lexinton where the first battles happened. Of course the area is also full of colleges and in the correct season some form of major league sports. And of course there is Bunker Hill and Breeds hill.

I guess the point I am trying to make is each of the states you listed is full of stuff to see and enjoy limited only by your taste and time. Do you want to just ride or do you want to stop and really see stuff? Just riding you can cover a lot of ground but stopping and sightseeing takes more time.

Over the years I have learned to try to invest as much time in sightseeing--stopping to smell and view the roses--as possible rather than just riding the miles. Many more suggestions available but need to know if interest is history, nature, or whatever!
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Re: New England states in late August

Postby coke43 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:52 am

Harvey, thank you so much. I know I left it plenty wide open. Yes, Cooperstown is a must on the way. The tentative plan is to see some sights on the way up to Maine. We have never been to the Northeast and want to get a taste of the area for future travels also. We figured up the interior and down the coast. We've been to Baltimore and D.C. area a few times so no time there. Small hikes, bed-n-breakfast lodging and beautiful scenery, OK so I would like to check a couple more states off the list of travels. 2 weeks won't get us a lot of time any one place but could let us see some new things.
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Re: New England states in late August

Postby SideCarJerry » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:58 pm

the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge Mass.is a nice stop .

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Re: New England states in late August

Postby SideCarJerry » Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:52 pm

Also the Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a fun place if you like WW1 airplanes. http://www.oldrhinebeck.org/ .Just a Few miles north of Rhinebck NY .also Hyde Park NY has the FDR estate and the Vanderbilt Estate .West Point another great place.Mills Mansion in Stastsburg is nice if you want a nice place for a picnic on the Hudson River. [hardly no one goes there during the week ]

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Re: New England states in late August

Postby Andy Cote » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:38 am

Great question. A lot has to do with what things interest you. There are a couple sites which list great roads for rides and great roads for scenic views:
http://www.newenglandriders.org/
http://www.motorcycleroads.com/
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/road-trips/ ... cles/77139
http://ridemaine.net/

Everyone wants to do the Mount Washington Auto Road once:
http://mtwashingtonautoroad.com/

Maine tourism sites for lighthouses, covered bridges and state museums:
http://visitmaine.com/
http://www.maine.gov/mdot/historicbridg ... edbridges/
http://www.lighthousefoundation.org/mai ... house-day/
http://www.maine.gov/portal/visitors/arts.html

Other museums that might interest you:
http://owlshead.org/
http://www.mainemaritimemuseum.org/
https://www.facebook.com/StanleyMuseum

There are also craft brewery and wine tours:
http://www.themainebrewbus.com/tours/
http://www.visitmaine.net/page/210/main ... ours-fests
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Re: New England states in late August

Postby harvey01 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:04 pm

Coke43,

Another site that sort of goes with the Baseball hall of Fame is the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI. Newport is worth visiting just to see and visit some of the mansions that are there. I can't remember the name of the Vanderbilt Mansion but it is an interesting tour---nice to follow it up with a visit to their other mansion in Ashville, NC the Biltmore. Most of the mansions are right on the ocean front.

You might also want to go to the seaport town of Mystic, CT. The historic area is quite interesting--very commercial--but has a neat museum that deals with ship building a couple centuries ago. Also in that area is the Submarine force Museum in Groton CT where you can tour the Nautilus Submarine. This is not too far from US RT 1 or what they call the Boston Post Road that runs from Maine and down to CT. Actually it continues to Key West, Florida.
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Re: New England states in late August

Postby canary6 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:45 am

if you like cozy little seaside village, try Camden Maine. not far from bar harbor but much nicer also try Mt. washington

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Re: New England states in late August

Postby tackwest » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:37 pm

Highly recommend the Rangeley area of Maine, Route 4 from Farmington to Rangeley is a gorgeous road and continue on 16 (i think) from Oquossic to Sherman Mills into Errol New Hampshire. I like to continue into the Dixfield notch area. Lots of Moose and very remote areas. We saw two moose last weekend out there. I would caution about the coastal RT1. Usually lots of traffic, but stay inland and you will be fine. Have a great trip!

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Re: New England states in late August

Postby Trikewing87 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:37 pm

If your riding through upstate NY, the northeast classic car museum in Norwich is great to visit if your into old cars.




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