sorry for the vague question but we'll be driving from Florida to Eastern Ontario (basically in the general direction of the 95 or the 81 North) in a few weeks and are looking for some sites to visit. We prefer Natural Resources type things (e.g. caverns, waterfalls, etc). Basically we're just looking for short stops (maybe a few hours) along the drive to let the kids (2 and 6) out (in the past, we've typically travelled 6-8 hours per day, now we're trying to take a few more days to drive and have longer breaks doing other things during the day).
Let us know if you have any suggestions. Thanks,
Driving up the Blue Ridge Parkway / Skyline Drive is a beautiful trip, and they may even get to see a bear or some deer along the drive. At the north end, there is Lurey Caverns, which is a really fun experience....and they have a Maze out front (or they did a few years ago, when we were there).
Waterfalls and hiking trails are along the drives too, so you can spend a few days exploring.
From there, you can travel back down to I-95 and visit Williamsburg, VA or Washington, DC (though I don't know if the kids would really appreciate it.
Have a great trip!!
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Being a Florida native, to the best of my knowledge, you aren't going to find a typical waterfall or a dry cave in Fl. along I-95. The only dry caves I'm aware of that are available to the public are in Marriana, Fl., west of Tallahassee. See Florida Caverns. There is Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park is in Gainesville, Fl off of I-75. From the State website:
"In the midst of north Florida's sandy terrain and pine forests, a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest. Small streams trickle down the steep slopes of the limestone sinkhole, disappearing through crevices in the ground. Lush vegetation thrives in the shade of the walls even in dry summers. A significant geological formation, Devil's Millhopper is a National Natural Landmark..." Natives refer to that as a big sink-hole.
There are some very interesting and amazing places to see along I-95 from the Coral Castle in Homestead to Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine. But, we're a little short on waterfalls and dry caves.