Must-See Summer Road Trip Destinations from the 518

If you’ve been following our recent blog posts, then your car is squeaky clean, tuned-up and summer road ready! With the warmer weather ahead and buzz of summer vacations in the air, of course you’re ready to hit the asphalt too. All of this can only mean one thing: Road Trip Season. Not sure where to go? We’ve got you covered with this list of awesome road trip destinations all within 4 hours of the 518!

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Stowe, VT

Not only will the drive to this beautiful Vermont town be scenic and peaceful, this town is jam-packed with activities once you get there. If you enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, fishing and biking, winding drives through the mountains, and historical landmarks then Stowe is the perfect place for your summer road trip getaway.

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Eternal Flame Falls

Located just outside of Buffalo, NY, this beautiful waterfall resides in Shale Creek Preserve. To see the falls requires hiking a 1.5 mile trail that isn’t on the easiest trails to hike list. However, the photos and experience would be more than worth it to capture this natural gas leak that creates one of the most beautiful wonders in nature. Once you’re done soaking in the beautiful nature of the preserve, there are tons of local food options, a casino, botanical gardens and the Ralph Wilson Stadium all within 10 miles of the park.

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Providence, Rhode Island

Just three hours away, this state capital is as beautiful as it is culturally rich. Described as having a ‘buzzing’ dining scene, Providence is the home to Brown University, the Roger Williams Park Zoo, the RISD Museum and an amazing art scene that is integral to the local culture. A must-see while you’re in Providence is the WaterFire Event pictured above, where a local not-for-profit organization uses events and art to generate a sense of community and bring people together.

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Watkins Glen, NY

Did you know there are breathtaking waterfalls that look like something from a magazine right in your backyard? Okay, these particular waterfalls are about a three hour drive away, but that’s a perfect summer trip! Watkins Glen is another state park here in The Empire State, so you can camp right in the park if that’s your thing.

So where will you be road tripping this summer? Have fun, travel safely, and enjoy the ride!