Travel | Road Trips

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The Great Lakes Regions

boat on lake

Adirondack
Mountains

The Adirondacks encompass not only rugged mountains but tranquil meadows and scores of picture-postcard lakes. Recreational pursuits span every season, and the fall foliage viewing is second to none.

Fort Ticonderoga

Lake George
Scenic Byway

Lake George Scenic Byway follows the western edge of scenic, 32-mile-long Lake George in the Adirondacks up to Mount Defiance for a spectacular view of the surrounding lakes and mountains.

West Point

Hudson
Valley

Wealthy elites of a century ago built palatial estates here. The area’s beauty even inspired a movement in landscape painting. No doubt it will inspire you, too.

Indy 500 speedway

Illinois & Indiana
State Capitals

Enjoy President Abraham Lincoln's hometown and then onto Indianapolis where the Indy 500 attracts visitors every year.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Northern
Ohio

The scenic highlights of this trip are the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Lake Erie—two of northern Ohio’s best features. 

Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Finger
Lakes

New York’s gorgeous Finger Lakes region is full of must-see attractions—from waterfalls to historical museums to art galleries—and ranks among the nation’s top wine-producing areas. 

 

New England Region

Cape Cod

Cape
Cod

No matter which vacation memory you cherish most, this Cape Cod adventure is one you’ll not soon forget.

Acadia National Park

Acadia
National Park

This 21-mile loop road on Mount Desert Island within Acadia National Park reveals the natural beauty for which Maine is known.

bridge in New England

Northern
New England

You’ll travel the backroads of New England on this trek through the Berkshires of Massachusetts and the Green Mountains of Vermont.

ship in Mystic Connecticut

Southern
New England

Along this route, you’ll walk in the footsteps of the nation’s founding fathers along Boston’s Freedom Trail and explore the petite state capital of Providence.

 

Mid-Atlantic Region

lighthouse

Atlantic
Coast

the Founding Fathers convening in Philadelphia to vacationers enjoying the diversions of Atlantic City and Cape May, generations of visitors have discovered the broad appeal of these Northeastern communities.

Civil War site

Civil War
Sites

Visit the sites of some of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War—including Gettysburg and Antietam—on this loop through the mid-Atlantic states.

Colonial Williamsburg

Virginia's Historic
Colonial Parkway

Virginia’s scenic Colonial Parkway is free of commercial development, which means you’ll have unspoiled views of the rivers, marshes and forests of the Tidewater region.

 

Southeast Appalachian Region

sunset on the water

Outer Banks
to Virginia Beach

This ramble up (or do it in reverse down) North Carolina’s barrier islands is for lovers of lighthouses and pirate lore, seashores and shipwrecks.

Blue Ridge Mountains

Blue Ridge Parkway
North Carolina

If any drive merited the overused term “scenic,” it’s the Blue Ridge Parkway. This winding road was designed to maximize enjoyment of the mountainous terrain.

white water rafting

Smoky
Mountains

A trip through the Great Smoky Mountains and the cities straddling the sinuous Tennessee-North Carolina border offers a surprise around every turn.