- 1. From Boston to the Acadia Nationalpark
- 2. From Montréal to Toronto
- 3. From Toronto via Washington back to Boston
- 4. Tour dates, route and conclusion
From Boston to the Acadia Nationalpark
We made this trip a few years ago. In the late summer of 2012, we were on our way to the USA. We started our tour from Boston with the rental car and drove on the east coast to the north. There we visited the Acadia National Park. We then traveled to Canada, spent the night in Montréal and then drove via Ottawa to the Algonquin Provincial Park. From there we went on to Toronto and past the Niagara Falls to the USA. Through the Amish Country in Pennsylvania we went on to Washington DC. Afterwards we drove over Philadelphia to New York and finally back to Boston.
Start of the trip in Boston
We spent the first two days of our holiday in Boston. If you are in the city, you should definitely do the Freedom Trail. The path is marked with red pavement on the sidewalks and leads you from one sight to the next. So you can walk the most important places in Boston. On the second day we visited the famous elite university Harvard. The campus is open to the public and you can feel the students’ flair in the green parks between the university buildings.
The Tour along the coast fo New England
Then we went north along the beautiful coast of New England. We have crossed many picturesque places like Rockport in Maine, one of the typical coastal cities in New England. On the coastal roads you always have beautiful views of the coast and the sea. Among other things, we happened to pass a weekend fair and stopped to see the salesstands of different artists and tasted local specialties.
Hiking in the Acadia National Park
After about 450 km and about 4.5 hours in the car, we reached one of the highlights of our trip: the Acadia National Park, a beautiful park with great hiking trails in a stunning nature right on the coast. We spent a few nights there at a campsite and explored many hiking trails. The trails lead partly through forests, over mountains, but also directly to beaches and the coast. You should definitely visit the Acadia National Park, when you are in Maine!