Road Trip 2018: Ideas, suggestions, directions – and Bigfoot – all here

From the Capital Region to around the state and New England, more than enough to fill a summer's travels
A 1,000 pound Sasquatch statues stands ready to pounce at Vermont Marble Granite, Slate & Soapstone Co. in Whitehall, NY.
A 1,000 pound Sasquatch statues stands ready to pounce at Vermont Marble Granite, Slate & Soapstone Co. in Whitehall, NY.

It’s summer, the time for road trips, and there are more nearby than you might know. Let us show you the way.

Here are our ideas, suggestions and directions for Summer 2018 – and they’re all a short drive away.

Road Trip

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Greater Capital Region


Fulton County: Northville has plenty of pre-lake history

Montgomery County: Staycation in the Carpet City

Otsego County: Lesser-known Cooperstown

Rensselaer County: Five stops on the way to Bennington

Rensselaer County: Outdoor enthusiasts will love Rensselaer County’s plateau region

Warren County: North Creek – More to love than just Gore

Washington County: The hunt for Bigfoot continues in Whitehall, New York


New York State

180628h.jpgFive Locations: Have clubs, will travel – Five great golfing day trips

Three Locations: Take a ride on the brewery side

Multiple Locations: Summertime is the best time to hit the road for tunes

Multiple Locations: Best kid-friendly museums

Multiple Locations: Ride the southerly routes



Essex County: Schroon Lake: A summer place in the north

Essex County: Ticonderoga – a place to visit the past and future

Franklin and Essex Counties: Saranac Lake – a great Adirondack escape without the big crowds


Hudson Valley

Columbia and Greene Counties: Hudson River Skywalk connects historic Hudson River School sites

Ulster County: Daytrippin’ in Kingston

Ulster County: Woodstock trifecta – Hike Overlook, visit a monastery and then hit the village

Hudson Valley: Hudson Valley road trips for history buffs and shopaholics


Central New York

Madison County: Cazenovia: A small town with big treasures

Madison County: All roads lead to ‘Oz’ in Chittenango


New York City

Road Trip: From the Electric City to the Big City – Plan your next NYC day trip now


New England

Connecticut: From castles to cool science centers – Hartford, Conn., is fun to explore

Massachusetts: A day of art and exploration in the Berkshires

Massachusetts: New North Adams museum features all things dog

Massachusetts: Much to do in Northampton

Vermont: Bennington, the quintessential Vermont town

Vermont: A day in Dorset, Vermont

Multiple Locations: Best kid-friendly museums

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