Northeastern Road Trip: Ohio, New York and Maine

Updated: Nov 2, 2019

A 10 day road trip across the Northeast states, exploring two National Parks, Niagara Falls, a New York state park, and NYC!

Day 1 - Cuyahoga Valley National Park

BUSY, free national park. Hike/ bike trail options. Expect lots of bikers!

  • Haskell Run Trail .7mi loop

  • Brandywine Gorge (falls) 1.7mi loop

  • The ledges trail 2.2mi 

  • Blue Hen Falls .5 mi

  • Camp at North Harmony State Forest (2hr 15min from NP, Snake Forest Rd. Panama, NY. GPS: 42.098463, -79.50929)

Day 2 - Niagara Falls

  • Eternal Flame Falls is 1.5 hours from Panama

  • arrive at Eternal Flame Falls (free, 30min hike to falls)

  • 12:00 pm- arrive at Niagara Falls (free to get in, $8 to park)

  • 3:00 pm - leave Niagara

  • 5:40 pm - arrive at Sugar Hill State Forest FREE Campsite (Tower Hill Rd, Schuyler County, New York. GPS: 42.387222, -77.002571)

Day 3 - Watkins Glen State Park

  • 9:00 am- leave Campsite

  • 9:15 am - arrive at Watkins Glen State Park ($8 to park, free entry)

  • Glen Creek Gorge Trail (2.4mi loop)

  • Lovers Lane Loop (.7 mi)

  • 12:30 pm - eat some lunch head to Adirondack

Campsite: NY Route 8, Johnsburg, New York, GPS: 43.53038, -74.144669

Day 4 - Warren Falls

  • 9:00am - Leave Adirondack

  • 11:30 am- Warren Falls cliff jumping and swimming holes (leave are 1)

  • 6:00 pm- White Mountain National Forest

  • Flume Gorge 2mi

Campsite: Jackson, New Hampshire. GPS: 44.147799, -71.110496

Day 5 - Acadia National Park

  • 9:00 am - leave White Mountain

  • Fairfield, ME Anytime Fitness

  • 1:30 pm- arrive at Acadia National Park

  • Champlain Mountain and Beehive Loop

  • North and South bubbles from Jordan Pond (see closer to dusk) 

  • Schoodic Point

  • Somesville Bridge

Campsite: Lamoine Walmart Ellsworth, ME

Day 6 - Portland Maine

  • Wake up in the morning to see the sunrise at Cadillac Mt.

  • Marginal Way (1.5mi cliffside walk)

  • Portland Head Lighthouse 

  • Susan’s Fish and Chips

  • 2.3 hr drive to Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg (you gotta stop just to say you went)

3 hrs 22 mins to "campsite": Vince Lombardi Service Area Rest Stop

Day 7 - New York City

If you have the time, learn how to take the subway. We didn't and ended up being the dumb tourists who spent way too much money on Ubers and taxis.

  • Take bus from Newark NJ to NYC

  • “Friends” Apartment: 90 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

  • Brooklyn Bridge

  • Statue of Liberty

  • Time’s square

  • Joe’s Pizza: 1435 Broadway, New York, NY 10018

  • Central Park

  • Top of the Rock (go to near sunset - $36/ person)

  • Ample Hills Creamery (600 11th ave.)

"Campsite": Vauxhall Service Area

Day 8 - Pennsylvania

  • Centralia, Pennsylvania Ghost Town

  • Creek side campsite Piney rd. [dead end], off route 68

  • OR go to Scranton, PA (Office Fans)

Campsite: Clarion, Pennsylvania. GPS: 41.16186, -79.43282

Day 10 - Last Stretch, Bonneville Mills

  • 9:00am - Leave Clarion

  • Cookies on Demand

  • Bonneyville Mills: Check out an old flour mill, as well as their beautiful Dahlia garden. A perfect spot for a lunch break!

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