Theres nothing quite like the old fashioned road trip! And with the amazing interstate system all over the U.S. getting from Point A to Point B is quite easy (traffic jams or road construction, not withstanding). Of course, not every interstate is an exciting adventure full of amazing sights, but with a little bit planning ahead, you can find something sure to interest you and your travelling companions. One of the longer tips of the Southeastern coastline is that along I-95. Running over 1,900 miles from Maine to Miami, Florida, there are many places to stop along the way. Here are just a few of them to get you started.
Maine- Take some time to stop in the areas around the Kennebec River near the Canadian border. It is here that Benedict Arnold planned to support an attack on Canada during the Revolutionary War.
Massachusetts- On Exit 48 you will find the town of Danvers, which was once the Village of Salem. Here you can visit the home of Rebecca Nurse, a 71 year old lady who was accused and hanged for witchcraft in 1692. The home can be toured from June 15th through October 31st.
Pennsylvania- Philadelphia is a must see place! Whether you are interested in Americas history, want to take in a sports event or just want to taste a Philly cheese steak you cant go wrong with time spent here!
Virginia- Civil War buffs will find many places to brush up on their subject here. Be sure to stop at these places in Spotsylvania County- Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania, Wilderness and Fredericksburg. There are approximately 100,000 men killed or wounded at these Virginia battlefields.
Georgia- I-95 runs along the coastline of Georgia and offers an abundance of side trips and adventures. In fact, there is so much to explore along this region of I-95 that you may just want to make it purpose of the trip. Some of the locations you will want to check out are Brunswick with its Old World atmosphere and quaint shops, St. Simons and the Golden Isle of Georgia where you can learn about Georgias early years and see beautiful lighthouses, Jekyll Island with its summer homes and, of course, time spent in Savannah is never wasted.
Florida- There are 382 miles of I-95 in Florida with numerous locations to be visited along the way. Whether you are looking for the excitement of Disney World, the thrill of the Daytona Speedway, historic St. Augustine, out of this world fun at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral, the blue waters reminiscent of the Caribbean that are found in Palm Beach or the city at the trips end, Miami you are sure to find plenty to do as you travel I-95 along the Florida coast.
The trip along I-95 is one that may be best enjoyed over the course of several ventures. After all, with every state it passes through offering great activities and attractions, it could take quite some time to explore all of its twist and turns. So load up and get and rolling-adventures await!