EPIC US ROAD TRIP 2017DAYS 2 & 26-33 - NORTHERN COLONIES / NEW ENGLAND & CANADA - VERMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE, QUEBEC & NEW BRUNSWICK (CANADA), MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS & RHODE ISLAND
Image || Fall foliage in Acadia National Park, Maine.
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New Haven, CT
Moxley Bridge, Chelsea, VT
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Hartland, NB (CAN)
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Campobello Island, NB (CAN)
West Quoddy Head, ME
Bar Harbor, ME
Acadia National Park, ME
Cape Cod, MA
Epic US Road Trip 2017 – New England / Northern Colonies & Canada
New England. Rugged rural wilderness. Exploratory drives. Tidy, sleepy towns with cosy shops & cafes. Country fairs. Wineries. Pumpkins. Crisp air. Lobster & chowder. Blueberry pie. Lighthouses. Farmsteads & barns. Covered bridges.
Regional stereotypes abound, but it’s the brilliant and unrivalled fall/autumn foliage show that makes this region of 6 northeastern US States – Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island & Connecticut – the bucket list destination par excellence that it is this time of year.
The natural fall foliage phenomenon occurs every year throughout a large swath of the Appalachian Mountains, right from Canada in the north through to northern Georgia in the south (we sampled the early fall delights of the All-American Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina on day 27 of last year’s epic US road trip, not to mention the autumnal delights of Upstate New York’s wild Adirondacks in getting here to New England proper), but nothing quite compares to the fantastic foliage display one is treated to on a late September to early November foray into rural New England. And it – an autumn foray into rural New England – is quite the attraction. It’s estimated that some 8 million people descend on the region every year with each New England state tourism website doing its utmost to provide some kind of ‘fall foliage tracker’ to highlight the best of the spectacle for visitors, a.k.a. leaf peepers, ‘leaf peeping’ an established and informal term for the activity of travelling & photograph the foliage. Don’t mind if we do.
AN ORIGINAL THIRTEEN || One of the original Thirteen Colonies. Founded as a colony in 1636. Became a crown colony in 1662.
State Nicknames – The Constitution State; The Nutmeg State; The Provisions State; The Land of Steady Habits. State Motto – Qui transtulit sustinet (He who transplanted still sustains). Admitted To The Union – January 9, 1788 (5th state). Population – 3.6 million Connecticuters (29th most populous state). Area – 5,570 sq miles (3rd smallest state – only quaint Delaware & time Rhode Island are smaller). Capital – Hartford. National Parks – 0. National Scenic Byways/All-American Roads – 2/0. Famous For – Being home to America’s insurance business (the country’s first insurance company opened in Hartford in 1810 & today finance and insurance is Connecticut’s largest industry); drafting what is considered North America’s – and maybe the world’s – first constitution, the so-called Fundamental Orders as adopted by the then three-year-old Connecticut Colony in 1639; building the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, in 1954, the first submarine to complete a submerged transit of the North Pole (1958); being home to the WWF, the World Wrestling Federation (headquartered in Stamford); the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. State Highlights – Nautical Mystic & time-honoured towns bordering the Connecticut River. Connecticut Titbits – New England’s southernmost state is named after the river that slices clean through its centre from north to south, the name being derived from the native Mohegan word quinnehtukqut, meaning ‘place of the long river’; Connecticut has a rich maritime history even though it technically doesn’t have any oceanfront – its coastline sits on Long Island Sound, an estuary; the state’s per capita personal income is one of the country’s highest and it has the third-largest number of millionaires per capita in the US; George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the US, grew up in Greenwich & his son, George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the US, was born in New Haven; Connecticut clams to be home to the world’s first hamburger (1895), Polaroid camera (1934), helicopter (1939) and color television (1948); the world’s first automobile law – a speed limit of 12 mph – was passed by the state in 1901, 7 years before the introduction of Ford’s Model T; Connecticut became, in 1937, the first state to issue permanent license plates for cars; bottoms up – Connecticut (along with neighboring Rhode Island) never ratified the 18th Amendment, a.k.a. Prohibition.
Day 2 || September 28, 2017
Route || New Haven, Connecticut to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Miles (Kilometres) Driven || 312 (502)
Posted From || Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Today’s Highlight || Yale University, New Haven
Day 2. The first full day. We took a look around New Haven this morning, a glorious but windy morning in America’s oldest planned city (it was laid out in orderly blocks way back in 1638).
Connecticut (CT) || The city is home to the Ivy League Yale University, the reason we chose to overnight here last night on our first night of the wider road trip. Little did we know then that Yale is pretty much the only show in town; it’s New Haven’s largest employer, taxpayer and catalyst for economic development and while touring the Gothic-heavy campus one can’t but help get the feeling, and even accounting for New Haven’s formation over 6 decades before Yale’s, that if not for the university then there would be little reason for the city of New Haven to exist at all.
– A ‘Welcome to Yale’ posting in the Visitor Center of Yale University, New Haven.
With connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions and social elitism, the Ivy League is a collegiate athletic conference comprising sports teams from 8 private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States – Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut), University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) , Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey), Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island), Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire), Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) & Columbia University (New York City, New York).
– CTVisit.com commenting on the New Haven region
In getting from New Haven to the state of New York (before continuing on through New Jersey and into Pennsylvania), we drove the Merritt Parkway, the first National Scenic Byway of the wider road tip. Suffice it to say, it won’t be the last.
National Scenic Byway #1 – Merritt Parkway
Set in natural surroundings, Merritt Parkway’s significant design brilliantly integrates the craft of the engineer and the artist. The bridges along the route are excellent examples of Art Deco, or Art Moderne, styles of the 1920s and 1930s. Magnificent foliage abounds in both spring and fall.
NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAYS & ALL-AMERICAN ROADS
While each state can and does designate its own Scenic Byways, a National Scenic Byway is a road recognized by the US Department of Transportation for one or more of six ‘intrinsic qualities’, they being archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic. The program was established by Congress in 1991 to preserve and protect the nation’s scenic but often less-travelled roads and to promote tourism and economic development. The National Scenic Byways Program (NSBP) is administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
The most scenic byways are designated All-American Roads. These roads must meet two out of the six intrinsic qualities. An All-American designation means these roads have features that do not exist elsewhere in the US and are unique and important enough to be tourist destinations unto themselves.
As of November 2010 there are 120 National Scenic Byways and 31 All-American Roads located in 46 states (all except Hawaii, Nebraska, Rhode Island and Texas).
New England – The Return
After 25 days & 5,229 miles – half of which was spent driving as far into the Deep South and away from New England as we could go, the other half saw us New England bound – we’re almost done. For the most part, we’re done with history; we’re done with music; we’re done with daily hours of Interstate driving; and we’re certainly done with the warmer temperatures of the south (I’ve long since dispensed with the flip-flops but an innate pig-headed stubbornness to persist with shorts will, I fear, last only another day or two at most). Today is Day 26 (of 33). We’ve a week-plus left and we find ourselves perched on the edge of a lake, Lake Champlain in the Adirondacks of rural Upstate New York, itself perched on the very edge of New England. New England. The geographical region of North America this trip was initially centred on. New England. In the fall/autumn. We saw the leaves first fall in Tennessee on Day 18 and have been treated to some nice fall foliage in parts of Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Upstate New York almost every day since. But this, New England in the fall, is as brilliant as autumn foliage gets, an unrivalled natural display of spectacular and vibrant autumn hues that makes the 6 northeastern states we’re about to explore the bucket list destination par excellence that they are this time of year. Welcome to a week+ of slow, exploratory drives through rugged, rural, big-countryside New England, a week of crisp air ‘Leaf Peeping’ autumnal purple, gold, orange and yellow.
Day 26 || October 22, 2017
Route || Lake George, Upstate New York to Montpelier, Vermont.
Miles (Kilometres) Driven || 143 (230)
Today’s New England Highlight || Church Street Marketplace, Burlington, Vermont
A day of two halves, the wild Adirondacks of Upstate New York in the morning & a ferry crossing into New England proper in the afternoon. We only drove a little over 50 miles of Vermont roads today, our introduction to New England. But 50 miles was still sufficient to get us from the shores of Lake Champlain, Vermont’s western boundary with New York State, to Burlington, its largest city, & from there to the outskirts of Montpelier, its capital, itself over half way towards the state’s eastern boundary with New Hampshire. Yep, it’s a small place, Vermont. Pretty too. Oh, and quiet & dark. Noticeably quiet and inexplicably dark.
State Nickname – The Green Mountain State. State Mottos – Freedom and Unity and Stella quarta decima fulgeat (May the 14th star shine bright). Admitted To The Union – March 4, 1791 (14th state). Population – 625,000 Vermonters (2nd only to Wyoming as the country’s least populous state). Area – 9,600 sq miles (6th smallest state). Capital – Montpelier. National Parks – 0. National Scenic Byways/All-American Roads – 1/0. Famous For – Being the first state in the Union to outlaw slavery; forests (80% of the state is forested); maple syrup (the state is the leading producer of maple syrup in the US); cheese, specifically Vermont’s signature sharp cheddar; dairy farms; quarries (both the country’s first marble quarry & the world’s largest ‘deep hole’ dimension stone granite quarry are in Vermont, the largest slate producer in the US); ice-cream (Ben & Jerry’s was founded in the state in 1978 and is still headquartered here); boutique wineries, small-batch distilleries & craft breweries (Vermont has the most microbreweries per capita in the US); 19th century covered wooden bridges (over 100 in the state alone); hiking; fishing; winter sports; for having the smallest & least populous state capital in the US (Montpelier); being the birthplace of Mormon leader Bringham Young. State Highlights – The great outdoors & rural fall drives. Vermont Titbits – The origin of the name ‘Vermont’ is uncertain, but likely comes from the French Les Verts Monts, meaning “the Green Mountains”; it’s the least-populous state in New England & the region’s only landlocked state; Vermont was ranked the safest state in the Union in 2016; along with California, Hawaii and Texas, the state is one of only four US states that were previously sovereign states given that the original 13 states were formerly colonies; progressive Vermont state became the first state to recognise unions for same-sex couples through legislative action with the introduction of civil unions in 2000; squat Vermont – it is the only state that does not have any buildings taller than 124 feet (38 metres).
Vermont (VT) || Although it only has some 42,000+ souls, making it, get this, the least populous city to be the most populous city in any US state, lakeside Burlington is still Vermont’s largest urban centre. OK, so there isn’t a whole lot to see or do in or around the town, but the pretty & hip café culture college town has an unmistakable small-town vibe that may just be its biggest draw.
– reproduced from text on display on Church Street, Burlington
Montpelier – First Impressions
We were sure it was the state capital of Montpelier, a short 40-mile drive east of Burlington. Positive actually, we just couldn’t see a whole lot of it to verify. It seemed abandoned, was eerily quiet & dark. And it wasn’t even that late – approximately 8 p.m. It was almost like the last person who left for the evening turned off the lights as they were leaving. And this is a state capital, albeit the smallest one there is. There was nowhere obvious to lay our head, no neon advertising the presence of the kind of refuge welcomed by the likes of us after a day on the road, which immediately told me they don’t get many of ‘the likes of us’ around here. Hell, there weren’t services signs of any kind. Nothing. ‘Well this is a bit different. The locals, evidently undisturbed by tourists, must get around on instinct,’ I thought, ‘but only during the daylight hours.’
We needed the help of a crude map sketched out on the small piece of paper by a gas station employee to find sanctuary for the night, the Comfort Inn & Suites at Maplewood, it actually in Berlin, a town about 5 miles south of Montpelier. Maybe the state capital will be a bit more open in the morning, Day 27. At the very least we’ll see where we’re going, and see what we missed of the city tonight, if anything.
Day 27 || October 23, 2017
Route || Berlin, Vermont to Franconia, New Hampshire.
Miles (Kilometres) Driven || 213 (343)
Today’s Highlight || The fall foliage of the Kancamagus Highway of New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest
Vermont (VT) || .
AN ORIGINAL THIRTEEN || One of the original Thirteen Colonies. Province of New Hampshire established in 1629, chartered as a crown colony in 1679.
State Nicknames – The Granite State; The White Mountain State. State Motto – Live Free or Die. Admitted To The Union – June 21, 1788 (9th state). Population – 1.3 million New Hampshirites (10th least populous state). Area – 9,350 sq miles (5th smallest state). Capital – Concord. National Parks – 0. National Scenic Byways/All-American Roads – 3/0. Famous For – Levying no general sales or income tax; the New Hampshire primary, the first primary of the US presidential election cycle; quaint towns; having an extreme state motto (Live Free or Die); mountains, including the highest peak in New England (Mount Washington, 1,916 metres/6,288 feet); summer and early autumn county fairs; winter sports; lazy lakeside vacation cottages; Old Man of the Mountain, a 12-metre-tall (40 foot) natural White Mountain face-like rock formation that resembled a jagged profile of a face and which collapsed in 2003 (but which still adorns state licence plates a state highway markers). State Highlights – The White Mountains. New Hampshire Titbits – The state was named in 1629 after the English county of Hampshire; it was the first of the British North American colonies to establish a government independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain’s authority and, in 1776, was the first to establish its own state constitution; the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was born out of the July 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, a gathering of delegates from all 44 Allied nations at New Hampshire’s Bretton Woods, the aim of which being to regulate the international monetary & financial order following the end of World War II; New Hampshire was the first US state to have a legal lottery; famous New Hampshirites include The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown, Alan Shepard, the first American in space (May 1961) and one of only 12 men, all Americans, to have walked on the moon, and Christa McAuliffe, the first private citizen selected to venture into space but who perished in the January 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster; the world’s largest video arcade, Funspot, is located in New Hampshire; in 1996 the state became the fist to install green LED traffic lights (having been first state to install the red and yellow variety); in 2007 New Hampshire became “…the first state to recognize same-sex unions without a court order or the threat of one.”
We first saw a Tim Hortons in upstate New York on day 24 (we did, of course, pull over for a double-double & donut). We first saw French signposting on day 26 in Vermont (they – Vermonters – claim this is to keep the neighbours happy). So, I guess it was coming. Today, day 28, we cheated. Or did we? Umm. Is an epic US road trip still an epic US road trip if you leave the contiguous 48? Umm indeed. And now that we’re here we’re debating, over a Moosehead or two, whether to take the long way back to the US. Another night in Canada? Oh, may as well be hung a sheep as for a lamb.
We’re en route to the easternmost point of land in the continental United States. That’s a place called Quoddy Head State Park in Maine, somewhere, and while road-trippin’ the US east, we were always going to search out (those who know me know I love visiting geographical extremities). Getting there via Canada, however, was never part of the plan, the chance to do so by driving a section of the Trans-Canada Highway too good an opportunity to pass up. So that’s what we did today, Epic US (& now Canada) road tip Day 29.
What a miserable f***in’ day, climatically speaking. We saw a lot of water today, road trip day 30. Not because we finally reached the New England Atlantic coastline, but rather because there seemed to be no let up in the dredging inflicted on this supposedly picturesque portion of the US northeast. Yes, it was a very, very wet day, the incessant rain trying its damndest but ultimately failing to put a damper on a day that was for me rather momentous, a day when I clocked my 50th US state.
Apart from getting wet and reaching milestones, today saw us crossing a timezone; saw us leaving Canada (twice); saw us entering the US (also twice); saw us crossing the world’s longest covered bridge; and saw us, once again, wondering why there are no lights in New England – Vermont, New Hampshire and now Maine are spookily dark states then the sun goes down (rumour has it the states in question, even in Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ US of A, are too stretched to pay the lighting bill). Oh, and they are awfully boring places to be too. I understand it’s out of season right now, but gosh. There’s no doubt New England is drop-dead gorgeous this time of year (assuming the sun shines). Expect plenty of leaves. Just don’t expect a party. Yawn.
State Nicknames – The Pine Tree State; Vacationland. State Motto Dirigo (‘I lead’, ‘I guide’ or ‘I direct’). Admitted To The Union – March 15, 1820 (23rd state). Population – 1.3 million Mainers or Mainiacs (9th least populous state, New England’s least populous state and the least populous state east of the Mississippi). Area – 35,300 sq miles (12th smallest state, but still the largest state in New England (it’s larger than New England’s 5 other states combined) & the largest state east of the Mississippi). Capital – Augusta. National Parks – 1 (Acadia, New England’s only National Park). National Scenic Byways/All-American Roads – 3/1. Famous For – Being tucked-away-up-there remote; rugged wilderness & forests (83% of the state is forested, the most forest cover of any US state); its jagged, rocky coastline; seafood, especially lobster (some 90% of the nation’s lobster supply is caught off the coast of Maine); fishing villages; moose (the state mammal); Moxie, America’s first (1884) & Maine’s official soft drink; shipbuilding; blueberries (Maine produces some 99% of all blueberries produced in the US). State Highlights – Contiguous 48 extremities & Acadia National Park. Maine Titbits – The first of the region’s European settlers were the French in the early 1600s, they naming their New France colony (present-day eastern Quebec, the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, & Maine) Acadia – it is believed the origin of the name ‘Maine’ came from these early settlers who named it after the former French province of the same name; it’s the only US state with a one-syllable name; formally part of Massachusetts, Maine became a sate in its own right in 1820; in 1851, Maine became the first state to ban the sale of alcohol, a movement that eventually took hold nationwide as Prohibition; being the easternmost state in the union accounts for why Maine is the only state in the US to border only one other state (New Hampshire to the west); in 2010, a study named Maine as the least religious state in the US; the state’s Jackson Laboratory is the world’s largest non-profit mammalian genetic research facility & the world’s largest supplier of genetically purebred mice; Maine also produces some 90% of the country’s toothpick supply.
AN ORIGINAL THIRTEEN || One of the original Thirteen Colonies. Province of Massachusetts Bay, a crown colony chartered in October 1691.
(Commonwealth of) Massachusetts
State Nicknames – The Bay State; The Pilgrim State; The Puritan State; The Old Colony State; The Baked Bean State. State Motto Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (‘By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty’). Admitted To The Union – February 6, 1788 (6th state). Population – 6.8 million Bay Staters/Massachusites/Massachusettsians (15th most populous state & New England’s most populous state). Area – 10,565 sq miles (7th smallest state). Capital – Boston. National Parks – 0. National Scenic Byways/All-American Roads – 1/0. Famous For – History; the Boston Tea Party; the Salem witch trials; highly regarded academic institutions (Harvard University and MIT, both located in Cambridge, are both regarded as among the top institutes worldwide for higher learning & academic research); the Red Sox; chowder; being the birthplace of 5 US presidents; the Boston accent; the fist US state to legalise gay marriage. State Highlights – Boston’s Pioneering history Freedom Trail. Massachusetts Titbits – The state is named after the Massachusett tribe, the indigenous population which once inhabited the east side of the area; over 80% of Massachusetts’s population lives in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry; .
AN ORIGINAL THIRTEEN || One of the original Thirteen Colonies & the last to become a state. Province of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations established in 1636. Became a crown colony in 1679.
State Nicknames – The Ocean State; Little Rhody. State Motto – Hope. Admitted To The Union – February 6, 1788 (6th state). Population – 1 million Rhode Islanders (8th least populous state). Area – 1,214 sq miles (smallest state). Capital – Providence. National Parks – 0. National Scenic Byways/All-American Roads – 0/0. Famous For – Being tiny; sailing (Newport claims the title of Sailing Capital of The World, as does Annapolis, Maryland); chickens (the Rhode Island Red, the official state bird, revolutionised the poultry industry); making silverware and fine jewelry. State Highlights – Providence & nautical Newport. Rhode Island Titbits – Despite its name, the origins of which are unclear, Rhode Island is very much connected to the US mainland; it was founded in 1636 as a religious-tolerant settlement by a Roger Williams, he naming his site Providence (“having a sense of God’s merciful providence unto me in my distress”) having been banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his religious views; progressive Rhode Island was the first American colony to abolish slavery (1652) and the first to declare independence from Britain (1776); keeping with the religious-tolerance theme, Brown University, founded in Providence in 1764, was the first college in America to accept students regardless of religious affiliation; also, the first Baptist Church & synagogue in America were founded in the state (in Providence in 1638 & in Newport in 1763 respectively); it may be the smallest geographically, but the state’s official title of ‘State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations’ is the biggest mouthful of any US state; 1 million+ Rhode Islanders crammed into such a small area makes the state the 2nd most densely populated (after New Jersey); although only 37 miles (60 kilometres) wide by 48 miles (77 kilometres) long, tiny Rhode Island still boasts 384 miles (618 kilometres) of (mostly craggy) coastline; the state capital of Province is the only city in the US to have its entire downtown enlisted on the National Register of Historic Places; Rhode Island was the 2nd state to abolish the death penalty (after Michigan) & the 2nd to last to make prostitution illegal; the era know as The Industrial Revolution started in Rhode Island with the development and construction in 1790 of Samuel Slater’s water-powered cotton mill in Pawtucket; it’s the state is the only state to still celebrate Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day); bottoms up – Rhode Island, together with neighbouring Connecticut, never ratified the 18th Amendment, a.k.a. Prohibition.
NEW ENGLAND / NORTHERN COLONIES || Connecticut
DAY 01 110 miles || T.F Green Airport, Rhode Island, to New Haven, Connecticut
MIDDLE COLONIES || Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland & Washington D.C.
DAY 02 312 miles || New Haven to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
DAY 03 098 miles || Gettysburg to Lancaster, Pennsylvania
DAY 04 149 miles || Lancaster to Atlantic City, New Jersey (via Amish Country & Philadelphia)
DAY 05 201 miles || Atlantic City to Washington D.C. (via Lewes, Delaware & Annapolis, Maryland)
SOUTHERN COLONIES || Virginia, The Carolinas (North Carolina & South Carolina) & Georgia
DAY 06 206 miles || Washington D.C. to Richmond, Virginia (via Monticello, Virginia)
DAY 07 240 miles || Richmond to Manteo, North Carolina (via Williamsburg & Jamestown, Virginia)
DAY 08 003 miles || Outer Banks – Manteo, North Carolina
DAY 09 003 miles || Outer Banks – Manteo, North Carolina
DAY 10 038 miles || Outer Banks – Manteo, North Carolina
DAY 11 032 miles || Outer Banks – Manteo, North Carolina
DAY 12 274 miles || Manteo to Wilmington, North Carolina
DAY 13 192 miles || Wilmington to Charleston, South Carolina (via Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
DAY 14 285 miles || Charleston to Macclenny, Florida (via Savannah, Georgia)
THE SOUTH || Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi & Tennessee
DAY 15 397 miles || Macclenny to Mobile, Alabama (via Tallahassee, Florida)
DAY 16 167 miles || Mobile to New Orleans, Louisiana (via southern Mississippi)
DAY 17 480 miles || New Orleans to Fort Payne, Alabama (via Meridian, Mississippi)
DAY 18 142 miles || Fort Payne to Sparta, Tennessee
DAY 19 121 miles || Sparta to Nashville, Tennessee
DAY 20 070 miles || Nashville
DAY 21 198 miles || Nashville to Knoxville, Tennessee
KENTUCKY & THE GREAT LAKES || Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan & New York
DAY 22 307 miles || Knoxville to London, Kentucky (via Maynardville & Sneedville, Tennessee; Coeburn, Virginia; Jenkins & Hyden, Kentucky)
DAY 23 376 miles || London to Dayton, Ohio (via Sandy Hook & Olive Hill, Kentucky & Greenfield, Ohio)
DAY 24 393 miles || Dayton to Erie, Pennsylvania (via Michigan & Toledo & Cleveland, Ohio)
DAY 25 430 miles || Erie to Lake George, New York (via Cooperstown, New York)
NEW ENGLAND / NORTHERN COLONIES & CANADA || Vermont, New Hampshire, Quebec & New Brunswick (Canada), Maine, Massachusetts & Rhode Island
DAY 26 143 miles || Lake George to Montpelier, Vermont (via Ticonderoga, Crown Point & Westport, New York & Burlington, Vermont)
DAY 27 213 miles || Montpelier to Franconia, New Hampshire (via Barre & Chelsea, Vermont & Lincoln, New Hampshire)
DAY 28 253 miles || Franconia to Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
DAY 29 326 miles || Quebec City to Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada
DAY 30 330 miles || Woodstock to Bar Harbor, Maine
DAY 31 244 miles || Bar Harbor to Portland, Maine
DAY 32 280 miles || Portland to Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
DAY 33 123 miles || Hyannis to T.F Green Airport, Rhode Island (via Providence, Rhode Island)