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Old 09-21-2014, 12:13 AM   #1
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Two weeks in New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick and Quebec

Greetings all. My wife and I have just returned from a two week road trip through New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick and Quebec in our partly refurbished Boler. Our plan was to visit Mount Washington, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, drive the coastline along the Bay of Fundy, see the Hopewell Rocks at both high and low tide, drive around the Gaspe peninsula and finally spend a few days walking Quebec City before heading home. Mission accomplished, 4500 kilometres and the 32 year old Boler made it in one piece.

Our tow vehicle is a 2012 Dodge Journey, AWD, V6, 6 speed auto. It pulled the Boler and all of our stuff with relative ease. The extra weight only noticeable on very steep grades. At the end of two weeks our fuel consumption averaged 11.7 l/100 km which is roughly 20 mpg. When not towing I usually average about 10.2 l/100km or 23 mpg.

We spent a couple of days in New Hampshire camping at Timberland Campground near Gorham. The park was clean, quiet, well maintained and close to Mount Washington, White Mountain National Forest and it's assorted trails and sights.

Stopping for lunch and a long walk in the woods

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High atop Mount Washington

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Beginning our descent

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After that it was off to Maine to see Bar Harbor and Acadia National park for sight seeing, hiking and cycling the carriage roads in Acadia. We spent several nights at Mt. Desert Campground located on Somes Sound. Once again the park was clean and quiet. They have a bunch of sites right on the waters edge but due to the terrain are only good for tents. The remaining sites are small and for the most part very private. The sign at the park entrance says no campers larger than 20 feet. I did see a Scamp there but never did encounter the owners.

Some of the beautiful vistas in Acadia Park

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The view from the docks, Mt Desert campground at sunset.

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On the road again with a one night stop over at Sugarloaf Provincial Park in New Brunswick.

Next up was a three night stay in Fundy National Park. Here we biked, hiked, drove the coast up to Cape Enarge and two separate trips to the Hopewell Rocks to see the tides at high and low.

Near the entrance to Fundy National Park.

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Cape Enrage at low tide.

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Old 09-21-2014, 12:22 AM   #2
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The Hopewell Rocks at both high and low tide.

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Finally a long scenic drive around the Gaspe peninsula with a quick one night stop over prior to arriving in Quebec City. We had a few nights stay in a KOA just outside the city. It wasn't scenic or private but it was clean and modern and was very convenient to all of the attractions in and around Quebec City. We spent a few days walking the city taking in the many sites.

A few shots of Quebec City

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Overall the trip was fabulous. We had a great time everywhere we went. Two weeks in the Boler was easy to take and I would have happily spent many more weeks on the road. The mods that I made to the Boler all worked as hoped. I'll eventually detail the performance of the trailer mods in my Boler rebuild thread for anyone who might be interested.



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Old 09-21-2014, 04:54 AM   #3
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Nice trip report....and pictures, thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for the wonderful account of your travels. Glad you had such a wonderful time. The pictures certainly add to the pleasure of reading about your adventure. SD
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Very nice, Martin! It sounds like a well thought out trip. Was the canoe in the picture, yours? If so, did you do much paddling? I'd like to do a trip similar to this soon. I will bookmark this thread. Thx!

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Tom. The canoe is not ours, just a convenient prop for a photo. No paddling this trip, just pedalling. We both enjoy canoeing. A used canoe and good quality rack to carry it are on my winter shopping list.


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Aha! Good idea Martin. A canoe, or even part of a canoe, never ruined a picture. Whenever I see one in a wilderness setting; I can't help but smile. We have a set of Yakima cross bars for our Subaru Forester, and plan to carry our Mad River all over the States and Canada.

Did you visit the Citadel in Quebec City? I spent a few nights there as guest of the Canadian military. Quite an impressive place!

Thanks again for the trip report and these interesting pictures.

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Yes we saw the Citadel, an interesting place. In fact all of the old part of Quebec is very interesting. Beautifully preserved, lots of history and a pleasure to walk around.


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Sounds like a great holiday. For years we have bee lined from Ontario to the Maritimes for our summer holiday. Your pictures of Quebec City reminded me that we have to stop there for a longer visit one of these years.

Glad you enjoyed my rocks.

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