Road Trip To The Northeast in Autumn

Traveling to the Northeast

My husband and I have been to many of the 50 states over our lifetime.  In this post, I share our first trip to the northeast in autumn together.

Our Adventure to The Northeast in Autumn

Color in Northeast Autumn
Maine in Autumn

In search of color to the Northeast which we had never visited before together.  We set out for a 4-5 day road trip in our RV with Oliver who was just 12 months old. We didn’t do any research before leaving except for peak color times and maybe a few locations to enjoy some East coast food like Lobster and chowder.   We traveled from Northwest Ohio to Portland Maine and back in 4 days.  It was a quick trip but one to be remembered forever.

Highlights From The Trip

Below are a few of the photos from the road trip that I used in a collage I put together to share in our Christmas card.  I picked a few photos highlighting the fun we had with hopes that others may see them and make an adventure of their own.

New Hampshire Camping

Find the location on Google Maps where I shared a quick review.

The campsites at White Mountain National Forest
Here are our 25 foot RV and the spacious campsites.

On our journey to the Northeast, we spent the night in a few Walmarts just so we could take advantage of daylight during the shorter autumn days.  However, on one occasion we stated at the White Mountain National Forest Campground.  I highly recommend this location to anyone traveling to the northwest.  The campsites are little hidden treasures and very spacious.  White Mountain National Forest on the official website.

 

Oliver in New Hampshire Park
Here is Oliver after lunch at the Smugglers Notch State Park

The Smugglers Notch State Park was amazing. We got to see way up in the mountain on the route we took. The photo above is of Oliver after we had lunch in our RV just a few miles down the Mountain.

trees
The trees were amazing in Stowe, VT

Highlights From The Trip

We reached our goal and arrived in Maine after a short 3-day journey from Northwest Ohio.  Honestly, all that we packed in during this trip it felt like we’d been on the road for weeks.  Below are a few of the highlights from Maine.

Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse

My husband and I with our pup Oliver set out to see the Northeast for the first time.  We ended up in Portland Maine at the Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse on the Casco Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.  What an adventure!   

Andy, Bren and Oliver on the Ocean
Oliver loved smelling the air as we stood by the Lighthouse views of Casco Bay and the open Atlantic.

Check out my Google Review HERE. By clicking to my review you will see other photos and map with detailed hours and more.

Parking to see the lighthouse is in the Two Lights State Park which is a public recreation area occupying 41 acres of the headland on Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The state park, which opened in 1961, is named after the twin Cape Elizabeth Lights, although there are no lighthouses in the park itself.  The lighthouse is with in walking distance so we used the parking area.  More information about the Two Lights State Park at their website.

The Lighthouse in Maine
Maine in Autumn

Great Eats in Maine

The Snow Squall Restaurant

When we first arrived in Maine we had eaten at a quaint restaurant in town.  We ended up across the bridge from all the tourist locations in Portland mostly because they didn’t have RV parking.   I really wanted to eat at this place called Beckys Diner right in town but it really wasn’t a good location for vehicles over 12 feet long! I searched on Google for another restaurant with clam chowder and possibly Lobster and found The Snow Squall Restaurant which was right across the Casco Bay Bridge.  This area was more residential and had plenty of parking for even our 25 foot RV.    The food and the services were really great so I gave them a FIVE star in reviews. I did a review on Google Maps featuring this location so I hope you will check it out and possibly reserve your next special meal here.

The Lobster Shack at Two Lights

First Maine Lobster Meal
Here is the first Lobster I ate in Maine!
Picnic Tables on the Bay
Maine View of the Bay
Plenty of Scenic parking
Plenty of Parking at the Lobster Shack!

Ironically, the waitress at The Snow Squall Restaurant had shared with us about the Lobster Shack at Two Lights.  I am so glad she did because it was amazing!  Of course, I give this location a FIVE STAR review as well because it had the perfect view and food to remember forever.

Let’s Connect

In conclusion of sharing this fun adventure with you, I hope it inspired you to consider heading to the Northeast. I know my husband, Oliver and I hope to do this again soon.  Be sure to leave comments on this post and of course reach out to me on my contact page to send a quick response email.

Happy Road Trip,

Bren Haas

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