IV. PLAN OF TOUR.
one or other of which should certainly be visited if in any wise
practicable, are Niagara Falls (R. 29), the Yellowstone Park (R. 84),
the Yosemite Valley (R. 101), Alaska (R. 105) , and the Grand
Canon of the Colorado (p. 522). Along with these may be mentioned
the canons, mountains, and fantastic rocks of Colorado (RR. 92, 94),
the grand isolated snow-covered volcanic cones of the Pacific coast
(pp. 478, 505, 583, etc.), the Mammoth Cave of Kentucky (p. 398),
the Cavern of Luray (p. 429), the Natural Bridge of Virginia (p. 430),
and the Shoshone Falls (p. 504). Among the most easily accessible
regions of fine scenery are the Adirondacks (R. 25), the White Mts.
(R. 16), the Catskills (R. 24), Mt. Desert (R. ll), the Hudson (R. 21),
and the Delaware Water Gap (p. 243). Visitors to the S., besides
the climate and vegetation, will find much to repay tbem, especially
in such quaint old cities as New Orleans (R. 81). California (RR. 95-
103) abounds in objects of interest and beauty. The trip into Mexico
(RR. 106-110) is well worth the making. Travellers who make the
trip to the Pacific Coast and back will do well so to plan their jour¬
ney as to include the wonderful scenery of the Denver & Rio Grande
Railroad (R. 94), as well as a trip into the Yellowstone Park, while
the W. part of the Canadian Pacific Railway, between Vancouver
and Banff (about 600 M.; see Baedeker's Canada), offers the grandest
railway scenery in North America. Most of the larger cities have
their own special points of interest, and a visit to the national capital
(p. 309) should by all means be made.
Where the territory included is so vast and the possible combina¬
tions of tours so endless, it may seem almost useless to attempt to draw
up any specimen tours. The following, however, though not intrinsically
better than hundreds of others, may serve to give the traveller some idea
of the distances to be traversed and of the average expenses of locomotion.
It is, perhaps, needless to say that the traveller will enjoy himself better
if he content himself with a less rapid rate of progress than that here
indicated. A daily outlay of $10-12 will probably cover all the regular
travelling expenses, on the under-noted tours; and this rate may be much
diminished by longer halts.
a. A Week from New York.
(Railway Expenses about §40.) Days
New York to Albany by steamer (R. 21a)............ 1
Albany to Buffalo and Niagara Falls (RR. 23, 29)......... I1/2
Niagara Falls to Toronto (see Baedeker's Canada).......... 1/2
Toronto to Montreal by Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence (R. 30) I1/2
Montreal to Boston (RR. 15, 5)................... 2
Boston to New York (R. 4).................... 1/2
Visits to the Catskills (R. 24), Adirondacks (E. 25), and While Mts. (R. 16)
may easily be combined with the above tour. Or we may go from Mont¬
real to Quebec (see Baedeker's Canada; V2 day) and thence to Portland (RR. 14,9)
or to Boston direct (R. 15).
b. A Week from New York.
(With use of night-trains; fares about $ 50.)
Xew York by Fall River Line to Boston (RR. 4e, 5)........ 1
From Boston by night-train (13'/2 hrs.) to Buffalo (RE. 4, 28) . . . i/2
Buffalo and Niagara Falls (RR. 28, 29)i.............. 1/2