2022 Road Trip Pt2: The Great Northern; a 3,600m crossing

Road trip America's upper half!

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  • 86:40
  • 4,299 mi
  • $1574
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Created by BeattieClan - November 9th 2018

The Great Northern is a route that features nearly 3,600 miles of mountains, lakes, badlands and valleys. This epic cross-country road trip closely parallels US-2. U.S. Route 2 (also known as U.S. Highway 2) was nicknamed "The Great Northern" in commemoration of the the historic transcontinental railroad that helped pioneer the settlement of the West. Highway 2 is the Northernmost east-west route in the country, and driving it continuously will even take you into Canada! Plus, as one of America's longest transcontinental road trips, you'll enjoy unsurpassed scenery as you journey from coast to coast, bisecting the North American continent, just like Lewis and Clark over a century ago.

Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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83mi 01h 42m
Shediac Giant Lobster
4.0

229 Main Street, Rotary Park, NB, CA

Shediac Giant Lobster

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124mi 02h 03m
City Hall
4.5

397 Queen Street, NB, CA

City Hall

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5mi 00h 14m
Hartt Island RV Resort
5.0

2475 Woodstock Road, NB, CA

Hartt Island RV Resort

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34mi 00h 39m
World's Largest Axe
4.3

157 Otis Dr, NB, CA

World's Largest Axe

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44mi 00h 47m
Hartland Bridge
4.0

Hartland Covered Bridge, NB, CA

Hartland Bridge

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12mi 00h 16m
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1mi 00h 03m
Potato World
3.5

385 Centreville Rd, NB, CA

Potato World

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150mi 02h 26m

928 Chemin de Rivi�re Verte, QC, CA

Camping Lido 2002

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113mi 01h 52m

9825 Boulevard de la Rive Sud, QC, CA

Camping Du Fort De La Martiniere

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22mi 00h 37m
Old Quebec
5.0

Rue de Tresor, QC, CA

Old Quebec

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80mi 01h 31m
Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres
4.5

200-A Rue Laviolette, Trois-Rivières, QC, CA

Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres

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87mi 01h 45m
Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal
4.5

110 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, QC, CA

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal

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The Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal is a replica of the Notre Dame in Paris, and is the perfect way to learn about Montreal's French history. Note that the stained glass windows on this basilica actually depict scenes from the religious history of Montreal instead of Biblical scenes!

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2mi 00h 21m
Dieu Du Ciel!
4.4

29, Avenue Laurier O, QC, CA

Dieu Du Ciel!

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20mi 00h 40m
Camping La Cle des Champs
5.0

415 Montee St-Claude, QC, CA

Camping La Cle des Champs

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29mi 00h 42m
Montreal Botanical Garden
4.5

4101 Sherbrooke Est, QC, CA

Montreal Botanical Garden

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The Montreal Botanical Garden is huge, and literally every square inch is gorgeous. From the Rose Garden to the Chinese and Japanese Gardens to the arboretum and the collection of rare orchids, you'll find yourself in pure, natural bliss. Plus, you can visit the always-interesting Insectarium, and the garden is close to the Olympic Stadium as well.

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64mi 01h 25m
Beau's All Natural Brewery
4.5

10 Terry Fox Drive, ON, CA

Beau's All Natural Brewery

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57mi 01h 01m
Camp Hither Hills
2.0

5227 Bank Street, ON, CA

Camp Hither Hills

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14mi 00h 22m
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
4.5

11 Aviation Parkway, ON, CA

Canada Aviation and Space Museum

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Canada has a fascinating history with space and aviation that doesn't often get the attention it deserves. A guided tour of the massive Canada Aviation and Space Museum is the perfect way to brush up on the coolest parts of Canadian aviation.

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5mi 00h 17m
Ottawa Jail Hostel
3.6

75 Nicholas Street, ON, CA

Ottawa Jail Hostel

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Normally, you want to avoid spending the night in the slammer, but the Ottawa Jail Hostel is just too cool to pass up. Sleep in a bunk bed in a jail cell, enjoy the mug shot decor, grab a drink in the jail bar, and have fun!

The best time of year for a Great Northern road trip is late spring, summer and early fall. Since you're traveling along the northern part of the states, weather definitely will play a role in your trip. Also, consider getting a National Park pass if you plan on hitting up several national parks along the way, because it will definitely save you money.