In the fall of 1978 I did a New England tour. I called it my “no interstate” vacation, since I did not travel on any 4-lane roads at all. There are so many more things to see on the older US highways and state roads.
My first stop was the Mount Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire. It was sunny and in the 70’s at the base station and in the 20’s, with pea soup fog, at the summit.
The next stop was Acadia National Park along the Maine coast.
From Maine, it was time to take the ferry to Nova Scotia. I’d been on ferries before, but this was open sea, not just a short trip across a river. I was first in line at daybreak to drive aboard and therefore the first one off in Halifax. My stomach was VERY unhappy about the choice of transportation, but I managed to keep breakfast down, barely!
Leaving Nova Scotia, I circled north and west back into the USA and down through Vermont.