Top East Coast Road Trips for Adventurers

At Value Van & Car Rental, we never underestimate the value of a great adventure road trip. Because while road trips to see family or other standard vacations are fun, sometimes adventure just calls to you! If you’re hearing the call to have an adventure this season, check out these top three east coast adventure locations that boast impressive mountain ranges, miles of trails, and beautiful wildlife.

Adventure Road Trips

1. Assateague & Chincoteague Island, Maryland

A great way to start off this road trip is by crossing the iconic 4.3 mile-long Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The view and experience of seeing nothing but water on both sides of you for miles is one you will never forget. Once you’ve crossed the bridge, you’ll head through the lower peninsula of Maryland to Chincoteague Island National Seashore, and begin exploring! Not only does the island feature a beautiful marsh, bay, and beaches, it is also home to a herd of wild ponies! They are known to wander the beaches, islands, and pine forests on the island, but be sure to admire them safely from afar!

2. Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia National Park is full of woodland, rocky beaches, and granite peaks carved out by glaciers. You can climb Cadillac Mountain, go rock climbing on the cliffs, or even go out on a boat tour of the island! For even more adventure, head north to Baxter State Park and get a taste of Maine’s backcountry. This area has over 200 hiking trails full of picturesque ponds and mountain landscapes. Just don’t forget your camera, because you may run into some moose along the way!

3. Finger Lakes, New York

Finally, if chasing waterfalls is your idea of a good time, check out Finger Lakes National Forest and Watkins Glen State Park. The area is well-known for its gorges and waterfalls, and as a bonus, leashed dogs are allowed! Depending on which season you choose to visit, you can even fit in some fishing, kayaking, or canoeing during your trip. We would understand if you never wanted to leave!

When you’re ready to begin your adventure road trip, get started with a rental car, van, or SUV from Value Van & Car Rental. Conveniently located in New Jersey, we’ve been providing the area with high-quality, affordable car and van rentals for decades. Contact us today at (908) 851-9595 or make a reservation online.