Hello New England Bears,
Our family is heading east on Friday to Nova Scotia from Southern Ontario. As we have a 3 year old and an 11 month old, we're breaking the trip up as much as possible, stopping two nights each way, and doing lots of other activities along the way. We're driving through the US on the way there, and coming back through Canada.
I've got all the details sorted out except for "leg two" of the trip there. We'll be camping Friday night in Lake George, then heading to off to Bangor, ME roughly at noon on Saturday. Looking at mapping software, it says to take Route 4 through Vermont, eventually heading down through New Hampshire down to Portsmouth, and then up interstate 95.
Another route which I think is more preferable to me is to head to Bangor on a route that would take me further north across Route 2, allowing us to check out Mt Washington, and the summer activities at Wildcat Mountain.
Depending on the software I use, it says there's anywhere between a 30 minute to a 3 hour time difference between the routes despite the distance being shorter for the latter route.
Does anyone know the true time difference? Will the previous route be just as scenic (and fun) as heading past Mt Washington. Timing is KEY because the kids can get CRANKY!!!!!!!!!!, but for a few more minutes, I may take the long road.
Thanks for your input.