When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
Yogi Berra, 2002
Why go on a road trip? Because they are adventures that you create. Each road trip will create a different bond between family members while creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Each road trip will bring new adventures you cannot experience while sitting on your couch at home.
How easy is it to plan a road trip? You can plan road trips to where you and the family have never been while seated at your kitchen table.
Deciding where to go and researching what there is to see along the way is half the fun. You may discover places that you never heard of before. Setting your flexible timetable for each stop knowing that you can change the itinerary as you travel.
Become spontaneous for a change. Unleash your imagination. Do it while you can.
short Weekend Road Trips to consider
You can make a road trip last for weeks or over a holiday weekend or, for that matter, any weekend.
Greenfield West on Route 2 to Williamstown
Salem East on Route 127 to Rockport
Sandwich to Provincetown on Rt 6A,
the Old King’s Highway
Hinsdale to Montagne des Lignes, Canada
on the Connecticut River Byway
Wakefield to Conway to Brenton Woods
White Mountain’s Covered Bridges and Waterfalls
Monadnock Region Breweries & Distilleries
Brunswick to St. Stephen, Canada
on Route 1
Wilmington to Newport
Burlington to Rouses Point
Fairhaven to Vergennes
Long Road Trips
Possible long road trips might include:
Pacific Coast Highway
Border to Border – Highway 93 Us border at Eureka, Montana to US 60 in Wickenburg, Arizona
The Road to Nowhere – Beginning at Swan River, Manitoba, to Brownsville, Texas, to Matamoros, Mexico
The Great River Road – aka GRR –
Local roads that follow the course of the Mississippi River through ten states
Appalachian Trail –
This driving route parallels the hiking trail from
Maine to Georgia
Atlantic East Coast –
Eastport, Maine to Key West, Florida
The Great Northern States –
Washington to Maine
The Oregon Trail
The Loneliest Road –
Sacramento, California to Ocean City, Maryland
Route 66 –
The Mother of All Roads
As we travel the highways and byways in the coming months, we will highlight and post other possible road trips. In addition, we will research each road trip for items and locations you may want to add to a bucket list. For an example of a bucket list, see https://northeast-truckcampers.org/planning-a-truck-camper-road-trip/ the 4th layer.
The highlights we post will not be the complete list of possibilities. Just enough to help you start planning. It is up to you to write each chapter.
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