New England and Eastern Canada Itinerary (25 Days)

This itinerary was designed to maximize our time during the peak of the Autumn colors in the northeastern part of the United States (otherwise known as New England) as well as the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario. We also included going through upstate New York, which meant we had a repeat visit to Niagara Falls. Speaking of waterfalls, the idea was to visit them surrounded by the unusual contrast in hues from the leaves changing color. Most waterfalls did quite well at this time, and we were quite lucky (for the most part) with the weather. So the timing of this trip really seemed to have paid off. The only bad thing about the timing was perhaps the government shut down that really affected our National Parks such as our planned visit to Acadia National Park in Maine, which we had to make last minute adjustments (and swallow accommodation fees that were non-refundanble).

This was a fairly low-maintenance trip in that it was all self-driving and self-touring. We only paid for travel insurance because we had brought along our daughter, and we weren't sure whether we might have to stomach another trip cancellation due to illness. Even though we needed our passports to get in and out of Canada, for all intents and purposes, we thought of this trip as more of a domestic one. This was also a one-way open JAW trip where we started in Boston but ended in New York City (further reinforcing the "domestic" nature of this journey).

Day Overnight Activity
1-2 Boston, MA
Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
Travel, Freedom Trail
3 Cape Cod, MA
The Hawthorne
Car Rental Pickup, Chatham Light, Nauset Beach
4 Cape Cod, MA
The Hawthorne
Nauset Light, Highland Light, Provincetown, Race Point
5 Norfolk, CT
Blackberry River Inn
Chapman Falls, Kent Falls
6 North Adams, MA
Holiday Inn Berkshires
Campbell Falls, Bash Bish Falls, Natural Bridge of New England, Downtown North Adams
7 Stowe, VT
Stowe Motel & Snowdrift
Tannery Falls, Moss Glen Falls (Granville), Ben & Jerry's Waterbury Factory, Moss Glen Falls (Stowe)
8 Conway, NH
Saco River Motor Lodge
The Flume, Sabbaday Falls, Glen Ellis Falls, Crystal Cascade
9 North Conway, NH
Holiday Inn Express
Arethusa Falls, Ripley Falls, Silver Cascade
10 Portland, ME
Holiday Inn Portland by the Bay
Dunn Falls, Snow Falls, Portland Head Light
11-11 Quebec City, QC
Auberge du Tresor
Moxie Falls, Quebec City
12 Quebec City, QC
Auberge du Tresor
Chute Sainte-Anne, Basilica de Sainte-Anne-de-Baupre, Chute Montmorency, Quebec City
13 Quebec City, QC
Auberge du Tresor
Chutes de la Chaudiere, Quebec City
14 Montreal, QC
Auberge de la Place Royale
Chutes de Sainte-Ursule, Chutes Dorwin, Montreal
15 Montreal, QC
Auberge de la Place Royale
Ville Marie, Mont Royal, Basilica de Notre Dame de Montreal, Chinese Garden
16 Ottawa, ON
Capital Hill Hotel & Suites
Chutes de Plaisance, Hog's Back Falls, Rideau Falls, Parliament Hill, Byward Market
17 Albany, NY
Holiday Inn Express Albany University
High Falls (Chateaugay), Rainbow Falls (Ausable Chasm), Kaaterskill Falls
18-18 Niagara Falls, ON
Fallsview Casino Resort
Medina Falls, Niagara Falls
19 Hamilton, ON
Staybridge Hamilton Downtown
DeCew Falls, Balls Falls, Albion Falls, Devil's Punchbowl Falls
20 Toronto, ON
InterContinental Toronto Centre
Felker's Falls, Tew's Falls, Webster's Falls, Borer's Falls
21 Toronto, ON
InterContinental Toronto Centre
CN Tower, Toronto Island
22 Watkins Glen, NY
Gorgeous View Motel
Upper Falls (Letchworth), Middle Falls (Letchworth), Lower Falls (Letchworth), Watkins Glen
23 New York, NY
Fairfield Penn Station
Passaic Falls (Paterson Great Falls), Car Rental Return, Times Square
24 New York, NY
Fairfield Penn Station
Brooklyn, Statue of Liberty, Times Square
25 Home Travel

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