East Coast

The Carful of Kids spent 23 days on the road to drive to Cape Breton Highlands National Park and back. Looking for ideas for your own East Coast road trip?

Itinerary

The Carful of Kids embark on a 7000-mile road trip to Nova Scotia and back.
The Carful of Kids embark on a 7000-mile road trip from Central Texas to Nova Scotia and back.

Day 1

The carful of kids try their hand at diamond mining.
Mining for Diamonds st Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. 

Day 2

The carful of kids tour Graceland and learn about Elvis.
Memphis, Tennessee, means ribs, music and Elvis’ Graceland.

Day 3

The carful of kids contemplate Monticello.
Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway starting in Asheville,  North Carolina.

Day 4

Exploring Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.

Day 5

The carful of kids love chocolate,
Touring the Hershey Chocolate Factory and the Hershey Gardens in Pennsylvania.

Day 6

Sometimes kids pout on vacation.
Niagara Falls and Maid of the Mist from the U.S. side

Day 7

The carful of kids tour the Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory.
Agro-tourism in Vermont with kids including a tour of the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream factory.

Day 8

The carful of kids stop at the Welcome to Quebec sign
Visiting Montreal, Canada, with kids.

Day 9

The carful of kids love parks with popsicles.
Visiting Montreal’s Botanical Garden, Insectarium, BioDome and Old Port of Montreal.

Day 10

She was a good traveling companion. RIP
How a Russian Organized Crime ring steals a Mom SUV from a paid parking lot in Montreal, allegedly.

Day 11

A Parks Canada's oTENTik.
What do you do after getting a car stolen on a road trip? Go camping.

Day 12

Ever get your passport stolen?
Dealing with the aftermath of a stolen passport and car.

Day 13

You can steal our car but you can't steal my smile.
You can steal our car but you can’t steal my smile and I’m finishing my trip in La Mauricie National Park.

Day 14

Grabbing some lunch at a hurricane blows in.
The drama continues as a hurricane blows in Portland, Maine.

Day 15

We have one photo and my youngest photobombs it.
We have one photo at the Bay of Fundy for low tide and my youngest photobombs it.

Day 16

The sign says it all.
Nova Scotia with kids and camping in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park in the Canadian Maritimes.

Day 17

On the ferry headed to Prince Edward Island.
Exploring Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and clamming with kids in Canada.

Day 18

Touring the Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place on Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Day 19

The Reversing Falls in Saint John River
The Reversing Falls in Saint John River in New Brunswick.

Day 20

The Carful of Kids in Acadia National Park.
What to do in Acadia National Park with kids.

Day 21

Walking the Boston Freedom Trail, we run into Benjamin Franklin.
Walking the Boston Freedom Trail in one day with kids.

Day 22

What you need to know to visit the Statue of Liberty with your kids.

Day 23

Blueberry Land is CLOSED, we drove all the way from Texas to visit it!
Blueberry Land is CLOSED, we drove all the way from Texas to visit it!

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