|Explanation of the two route segments
Most tourists of New England come through New York State so we feel it is
logical to group the two in this Route J. You can easily travel back and forth
between the two segments.
1. Niagara Falls to New York Metro Area inner segment
The most traveled and most direct main route from Niagara Falls to New
York City is the New York Thruway. The route is generally parallel to the
Erie Canal and Hudson River. Our route is somewhat south plus a fragment
of western New England
2 Niagara Falls to New York Metro area via Quebec and Coastal New England
SPECIAL NOTE FOR RVERS: In both New York State and Connecticut only
cars are permitted on the highways designated as “Parkways”. RV drivers who
ignore this advice may be upset if their vehicle challenges a low overpass.
WHAT TO EXPECT
So much to see. Niagara Falls, then an even higher water falls, and the scenic rockbound
Maine coast. Mix in theatre, fine art and music. Then add in the rolling countryside, small
New England villages that look like they did a century ago, vineyards in lake country, and
mountains in northern New England and you have the makings of a great vacation. This plus
Quebec and quiet fishing villages.
History was made here. You might board Old Ironsides, or the WW2 USS Massachusetts
or America’s first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus. You’ll visit battlefields from the
American Revolutionary War — in the US and Canada. This was a seafaring area. You’ll
see Plymouth Rock, a port from the sailing era, maybe follow the path of Paul Revere’s ride.
You’ll see why New Yorkers and New Englanders think they have it all.
As you read this you may wish to trace the route on your road map.