Plymouth, Mass where it all actually happened and then Plimoth Plantation, the Living History museum where the settlement is interpreted. It has been awhile but there was good lobster on the pier at Plymouth - but you are going to find lobster everywhere you go in New England. Salem, Mass has several "witch" attractions and museums. Boston is a definite - Fanueil Hall in Boston is fun. The North End of Boston for good Italian restaurants and the home of Paul Revere. In Concord there are several homes of famous authors to tour - Louisa May Allcott, etc. There too is the Rev War battlefield. While in that area go to Lexington. Cape Cod and Provincetown beaches. Great mountains in Vermont and New Hampshire. There is a lot to see in New England.
If you are into people's history, do not skip over Mystic Seaport. The is not Mystik village by the highway. It is a museum of the life of 19th century waterman. If you might enjoy that, plan a whole day. I can't begin to tell you where to camp. I used to live there and when I go back we hold up in a friend's driveway and then I catch hell from the friend's whose driveway I didn't park in.....
In Boston, Walk the Freedom Trail. (This may be the last chance. PR) The Constitution and museum at the Navy Yard are always good.
The Maine coast is a scenic drive like few others. There is good seafood everywhere, and the state museum in Agusta is another day killer. Cape Cod was always a disappointment - even driving all the way out to Provincetown. There are as many nice houses in both Newport and Watch Hill and you don't have to drive as far.
Both Nantucket and Martha's Vinyard are interesting in there own way, but I never had a car when I was there and the ferry is kind of expensive (or was to me in those days). Same with Block Island.
I'm not about to comment on inland areas, I never went there on purpose.
Matt & Mary Colie
A sailor, his bride and their black dog going to see some dry places that have Geocaches in a coach made the year we married.
You have already received some good suggestions. I am summering in Boothbay and would add Camden, Moosehead Lake, Baxter State Park, Acadia NP, and Quoddy Light as some of my favs. Also, on your way East you could swing north to the Adirondaks, then Vermont and New Hampshire all of which have excellant state parks that are very empty after labor day. And the Old Port area of Portland is well worth a day visit.
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Cape Cod won't disappoint as long as you stay along the north shore on Rt 6A - not 6, and no way on 28. Enjoy the small villages all the way to Brewster, and at that point explore from there to Provincetown. If you drive rt 6 you'll see nothing, and if you take 28 you'll experience all the tawdry stuff the Cape has to offer...
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Follow up questions regarding our New England fall trip. Can I get by without a car, (Looks like we will be camping in a class C), or is a car a must have and should we reserve camping spots? Will be leaving after labor day.
Coming from ohio I suspect you'll go on the mass pike (90) sept 14th starts the Big E in Springfield there also is the basketball hall of fame. see web sit the bige.com/fair. you want to stay away from the cities and interested in history and scenic stuff.
Have you gone to Lexington/Concord rt 2a You can walk battle road, which is quite a nice take in= very posh area they have tours, re-enactments etc.. It is a nation park. To camp there is a nice camp ground in Littleton, ma minuteman CG.
Laconia notch Nh is 2hrs maybe 2.5hrs from there Glenn falls cg is nice but there are ton in that area. see franconia notch, Climb mt washington=must do by car, cog tram, or guided tour or hike. lake winnipesaukee lots of cg good take in.
Kittery, ME which has lots of shops and kittery trading post weathervane restuaraunt. Then 1/2hr north is Freeport= home to LL Bean, a must, lots of shopping. From there as i was told by an Maine tour guide in camden to stay near the cost RT1 to see the real maine and having a cabin there for 30yrs He's 100% right lots of light houses. You can ver off rt1 and hit inland Maine too. Portland, Augusta, waterville etc A must see is Acadia Nation park that's 4 day to a week.
Rt30 is scenic Dorsett rv park. rt30 connects to rt7 very scenic Ben and jerrys ice cream, cabott cheese, lots of stuff around middlebury vt burlington is a must see not a busy city. Shelborne farm is nice price but nice, ft Ticonderago as some pointed out.
They have the newport is a must see
mystic casino's foxwoods and mohigan i believe they host rvs.
There's my tour info. hope it helps. there's more place
IMHO-During this time frame, plan to follow the foliage change (from north to south). Maybe swing in thru NY, into Vt, northern NH, follow across to Acadia NP (Bar Harbor). We enjoy Smugglers Den CG in Southwest Harbor. After touring Acadia, follow down the ME coast to the NH seacoast. Then into northern MA. Tour Boston for a bit. Then youd choice, continue south through RI and into CT (Mystic Seaport). Or travel west from Boston toward the Berkshires.
All the previous locations mentioned are fantastic. So much American History to discover here in NE. Make reservations for CG's as you won't be the only one following the foliage.
We followed the foliage change couple of years ago on our trip from Texas to Maine (Bar harbor) it was an outstanding trip and saw some beautiful places and a lot of history. We left Texas on Sept 22, the only thing I found to watch out for was a lot of campgrounds in the NE close early? for the winter. We never made reservations because we never knew for sure where we would be at any given time.
Have a great time.
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