The end of summer is near, and we've got to make the most of what we have left while we can. We make so many plans at the beginning of the summer of cool things we want to try and crazy things to see, but sometimes life just gets in the way.

Maybe you got busy with work, or maybe it was too difficult to coordinate time with your friends. Whatever the reason, you and your best friends shouldn't wait any longer to take a summer road trip.

There are some amazing places to visit in Canada but there's also some magical spots right across the border that you don't want to miss!


 1. Eternal Flame Falls, New York

Orchard Park, NY

Caused by a small gas emission, a flame underneath this waterfall can be seen all year round. The flame is located in a cave just beneath the falls. This is one unique place you've got to road trip to this summer.


2. Granite Quarry, Vermont

Barre, VT

Dubbed the world's largest and deepest granite quarry, it stretches over 600 feet deep. With milky green water this is one cool spot you don't want to miss. You can also go quarry jumping here!


3. Rattlesnake Pool, Maine

Evans Notch

One of the clearest pools of water that Maine has to offer, Rattlesnake Pool is a magical location. The perfect place to take a dip in some cool glacier water it's the perfect summer spot to hit up and cool off. You can hike around Evan's Notch to find many more hidden spots like this one too!


4. Taughannock Falls State Park, New York

If you're looking for a road trip filled with peace and tranquility you should head down to these falls.  It's a short distance from Ithaca, this place is like no other. The most beautiful falls you'll ever see!


5. Sebago Lake, Maine

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Cumberland County, Maine 

Road trip to this magical lake with your friends or family this summer. You can rent a cottage or pack up your tents and set up camp. Enjoy a weekend of swimming, sun bathing and watching beautiful sunsets!


6. Zavikon Island, New York

Leeds and The Thousand Islands, ON 

Actually located on the Canadian side of the Saint Lawrence River, this island is home to the shortest international bridge! It's only 32 feet across crossing over from the Canadian side to the American side.


7. Bingham Falls, Vermont

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Stowe, VT

More magical waterfalls! These falls are located in Stowe Vermont and feature a large gorge perfect for waterfall swims with your bffs. So pack up the car and head over to Vermont for a beautiful getaway.


8. Whiteface Mountain, New York

Wilmington, NY

If you're looking for a fun place to hike this summer than you've got to come to Whiteface Mountain. They have rocky stairs leading up to the peak of the mountain and beautiful views once you reach the top! So come out and get some good exercise at this scenic spot.


9. Acadia National Park, Maine

Mt Desert, ME

There's so many beautiful things to see in Acadia National Park. Hike the trails, bike along the harbor or star gaze at eagle lake! It's truly a magical spot that you don't want to miss this summer.


10. Osmore Pond, Vermont

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Peachman, VT

Spend some time chilling at this adorable pond located in New Discovery State Park. Enjoy a relaxing dip and hang out by the water's edge for a few hours with some of your closest friends.


11. Ausable Chasm, New York

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Ausable Chasm, NY

This is the coolest place you can road trip to this summer. This chasm offers so many cool activities like tubing, ziplining and rock climbing! If you're feeling adventurous then you've got to try this place out right now.


12. Big Falls, Vermont

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Troy, VT

A perfect spot to come for a day trip from Montreal, located right on the border of Quebec and Vermont. Pack up your hiking boots and your bathing suits for a fun time hiking the trails and swimming in the falls!


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