It’s beautiful and worth the steepish hike to see the falls.

How long does it take to drive? Amenities: Coffee kiosk with food, drinks, Bigfoot fur, and other Bigfoot souvenirs; porta potties. Begin your drive at the Netcher Road bridge near Jefferson and continue to the Smolen-Gulf Bridge (pictured) near the Ashtabula River. Except lederhosen.). Winding its way down the hill, the route takes drivers past the Randall Museum before descending east along 14th Street into San Francisco's prominent gay neighborhood, The Castro. ress_js("//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"); You should, too. Hours: Visit the visit the Forest Service website, or call the Skykomish Ranger District Office at 360-677-2414 to find out if the trail is snow-free.

I had read about the statue of a cartoonish man holding a water dowser, but hadn’t added it to our itinerary since it was already pretty full. At one time the community was home to a population of 150 residents and had 26 buildings, including a meetinghouse that still stands today. It’s actually a pretty accurate portrayal of Bavaria. Passing the Joe DiMaggio Playground, the route turns north toward Fisherman's Wharf on Mason Street.

Need more Roadside Attraction inspiration? At Market Street, the route crosses in front of the Ferry Building and shortly thereafter turns westward along Washington Street to enter the Financial District.

Admission: Free- sort of. The Mohawks of the Five Nations began to settle in New York State in 1590. ), Address: Sulla Vita – 931 Front Street, Leavenworth, Washington. We wanted to get into the woods and let the boys burn off the gingerbread cookie sugar. We bought a cup of tea. That said, the boys were pretty happy with their gingerbread, so they would rank it as one of the important Leavenworth attractions. With many scenic turnouts along the way, drivers can stop to spot moose grazing in a meadow or the brightly colored rafts rushing down the Middle Fork’s rapids. Off of exit 25 you’ll come to Route 140 and Wachusett Mountain’s Redemption Rock in the town of Princeton. I spend winters away from Illinois, but every year when I come back to the Sterling-Rock Falls area I realize just what we have here as far as trails and recreation! The initial segment now moved west from Van Ness Avenue through Japantown, showcasing the recently completed Japan Center. It was Finn’s birthday and we were looking for something he would appreciate even more than a giant dry waterfall or the Lumpy Dowser statue. It is one of the most impressive vistas in Montana. Bavarian. According to legend, a party of Indians and French came down the river on a scouting expedition during the French and Indian War. I recently drove from Dixon to Rockford down Route IL 2, and I have to say that I think that route is one of the most scenic drives any where along the Rock River. In terms of things to do for kids in Washington, a bigfoot hunt has to be near the top of the list.

Jonas Clarke, is the actual place where Paul Revere relayed the news that the British militia were coming to John Hancock and Samuel Adams. Greater Merrimack Valley Convention And Visitors Bureau 61 Market St #1c, Lowell, MA 01852.

The Charles Bulfinch Church, located in the center of town, was designed by the architect of the same name, who also designed the State House in Boston. Redemption Rock was the meeting place of the rescue party that negotiated freedom for Mary Rowlands from Lancaster, who was taken captive by the Nipmucs for 11 weeks during the King Phillips War. You’ll arrive at the Gill-Montague Bridge crossing the Connecticut River again into Turners Falls. Visit the Great Falls Discovery Center, a right turn at the end of the bridge. Cape Cod is known for its unspoiled beaches and sleepy historic towns, and this scenic drive takes travelers right through the heart of it.

WilliamstownIn July 1755, Colonel Ephraim Williams, Jr., en route with his regiment of militia to join the French and Indians at Lake George, was long enough in Albany to write his last will and testament.

Then I passed by the Paddle Wheel Boat and Maxxon Restaurant (need to stop there someday!). Starting at West Glacier, Highway 2 travels for 56 miles to meet East Glacier on the other side of the Marias Pass. As you admire the vista from the top of the 5,222 foot pass, you can’t help but be awe struck by the grandness of Glacier National Park in the distance.

Once part of the town of Adams, it was originally named after Samuel Adams, an important leader in the American Revolution and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

The route detours through the Marina Green parking lot and takes a path of residential streets to the Palace of Fine Arts, the most prominent remaining structure from the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition. At just about three hours from beginning to end, a self-drive tour of Route 2 is the perfect way to experience many of Massachusetts’ famous historical sites and gorgeous natural landscapes. From the Revolutionary battlefields of Lexington and Concord to the majestic Berkshires, Massachusetts Route 2 is one of the Commonwealth’s most historic and scenic roadways. After moving past a few meadows, the road seems to narrow as it makes its way through towering granite canyons. That’s enough for me to want to go, but they also have a whole museum filled with nutcrackers. Pull into the parking lot for a good panorama of the former falls. While most visitors flock to the busy Highlands of Scotland, it is worth heading in the opposite direction. I was a little disappointed with the Gingerbread Factory. The Shirley Historical Museum conducts guided tours of the 13 remaining Shaker buildings. It’s right on Highway 2, but we almost missed it, as it is nestled in between a couple hotel buildings. Some of the cool things to see in Washington State are the apple cider mills along the highway. Turning again at Howard Street, the route passes the SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Gardens, and Moscone Center before making its final turn onto 9th Street, crossing Market once more, and returning to Civic Center Plaza.

This is an easy walk along the old Great Northern railroad grade built over the Cascades in 1893. There are actually several Bigfoot statues here, all friendly.

Find the best places to stay in Coulee City, Washington. the Rock River. And for 90 Great Suns they fought the New England tribes. Loop #6 Connecticut River Gateway - (Approximately 80 miles) Begin at Middletown. The decision to flood the Swift River Valley, including five towns, to create the Quabbin Reservoir, was made in the early 1900s, with Petersham receiving the majority of residents from the flooded-out town of Dana. Greenfield, North Adams: Find out what there is to do in these cities along Mohawk Trail. [5] Today the route forms a loop proceeding counterclockwise from Civic Center Plaza, and its length is closer to 48.8 miles (78.5 km). Highway 2 Scenic Drive. Dave spends winters somewhere warm, but returns in the spring to help other people experience the Rock River and the Hennepin Canal by kayak and bike. The snow-capped peaks of Glacier National Park will appear to the north. This area is where a scene from Harry and the Hendersons was filmed. This bridge spans the Connecticut River, connecting the towns of Erving and Gill. Three miles of the trail are ADA accessible and the whole nine miles goes through tunnels, across bridges, by waterfalls, through the forest, and to interpretive signs that explain the history of the Iron Goat Trail. Cross the automobile bridge, travel down Bridge Street and take the first right down Greenfield Avenue to the end to see the Glacial Potholes, geological wonders found along the Deerfield River, at the base of Salmon Falls. Dry Falls State Park is found along the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail, which sounds like it needs to be on a things to do in Eastern Washington trip another time.

The school has graduated a number of notable figures including U.S. President James Garfield, Stephen Sondheim, Elia Kazan, Jay McInerney, Stacy Schiff, George Steinbrenner, Fay Vincent, Richard Helms, Jeb Stuart Magruder and William Bennett. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Admire towering granite canyons as you pass from West Glacier on to the Marias Pass.

Drivers are soon directed onto California Street and up Nob Hill, passing its landmark hotels. LexingtonBegin your self-drive tour of Route 2 in Lexington.

Their mission is “To foster and encourage the interest of the general public of the importance of nuts in the diets of humans throughout history and in the evolution of the nutcracker.

Being nightfall, they did not attempt the rapids but instead camped on the west bank of the stream. On your approach to Marias Pass, the highway rises steadily. The power from this plant is quickly available in emergencies, or to meet the peak power requirements of over 1.7 million customers.

[2][3][4] Owing variously to its length, its labyrinthine route, and the difficulty of driving through a bustling city, the drive remains relatively unpopular with tourists and locals alike. Washington State Points of Interest on San Juan Island, or one of these books from Amazon.

US Hwy 2 Washington at milepost 36 on the south side. As early as 1952, Erving used recycled waste paper as raw material in production. Today a part of Deerfield, known as Historic Deerfield, is preserved as a living museum of 11 historic houses.

Rock River Anything That Floats Race was a hit! The Hoosac Tunnel runs 1000 ft. below the roadway.

I am considering taking Rte 2 across northern Michigan and Wisconsin from St. Ignace to Duluth, Mn. The Shakers, a community established by Mother Ann Lee, were known as the female embodiment of the Christ spirit and worshiped with dance, singing and speaking in tongues.

Diving Glacier National Park from the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, Highway 2 affords terrific opportunities for wildlife viewing. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website. Then it poured over this 3.5-mile wide chasm of basalt. By 1793 the Commonwealth has granted a charter to Williams College. You can hear the song we made up about it in the video. As it was Finn’s birthday, we decided to eat next door at Sulla Vita, a Euro-themed restaurant. At the top of Marias Pass, use caution on the sharp curves, but stop at the pinnacles turnout to take in the view. I love quirky, odd things along the side of the road. It was created in 1938 by the San Francisco Down Town Association to showcase the city's major attractions and natural beauty during the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition.

Recommended by Kathi | Watch Me See. It used to be a normal town, but in the 60s they decided to go with a Bavarian theme to attract tourists. Drive 2.5 miles to the next bridge, cross it and turn right on to Mountain Road in Greenfield and in less than a mile (.8) you’ll find the entrance to the Poet’s Seat Tower. At the head of the Battle Green you’ll see the famous statue of the Lexington Minuteman.

Every year, visitors from around the world stroll across the bridge to enjoy the beauty of this unusual garden. We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. Proceed to the junction with USFS Road #6710 (2.3 miles from Milepost 55). There are at least a couple in Wenatchee: Pear Up Cider (pear cider) and Phillipi Ciderhouse and Distillery. Let me know if you go and what you think. haha these are cute stops! To see the Bigfoot holding a raccoon, walk down the grassy hill left of the porta-potties. Before crossing you’ll come to the William Turner Memorial. The scenic route passes through some of the most charming towns in Chianti and has those picture perfect vineyard landscapes and silvery olive groves you've been looking for. The route detours through the Presidio's Main Post before returning to Lincoln Boulevard near San Francisco National Cemetery. There are more Eastern Washington tourist attractions, but we couldn’t stop at all of them. We also found a lot of more mainstream and fun Highway 2 Washington attractions that made the whole day a delight.

This area is where a scene from. Turns out, a lot.