The Best Road Trips In America
Discover your sea legs in Coastal New England
Start: Mystic, CT
End: Bar Harbor, ME
Distance: 400 miles
Start at Mystic’s seaport which doubles as the Museum of America and the Sea. The galleries, historic wooden ships and recreation of a 19th century maritime village are enough to send you spiraling on a trip down nostalgia. Take a detour off I-95 to tour the gilded-age mansions and tackle the 3.5 mile Cliff Walk nearby. Don’t forget to grab some fresh lobster right on the harbor at the Aquidneck Lobster Bar. Next stop is Boston where you stretch your legs along the city’s Freedom Trail and satiate your hunger pangs in one of the numerous restaurants in the city. Ride northwards through picturesque downtown Portland, Maine before hopping on board a ferry to explore the chain of outlaying islands, beaches and artist’s retreats. Finish your journey in Acadia National Park amidst its 47,000 acres of woods, mountains, coastline and lakes.