Originally Posted by Davidk
Mike , also someone told me to bypass ( go around NY ) but when i looked at it on map . That just seemed like a waste of gas and time, with smaller roads and hills.
Your thoughts ?
We drove up to NS this summer from Philadelphia area and avoided NY entirely. I grew up on Long Island, so know what driving there is like. Went by way of NJ Turnpike to I-287 (exit 10) and over the Tappan Zee Bridge. Yes, there is construction for the new bridge, but traffic never stopped - slowed down to maybe 30mph, 15 minutes later and we were over.
Through CT, I-95 is not one of my favorite roads (my wife is from there and we drove back and forth for 30+ years by various routes). In our Mini Cooper, we used to take the Cross and Merritt Pkwy (Rt. 15) but there are height limitations on that route, lots of curves and people fly down it at 75+mph. IMO, not for RVs, even Class Bs.
After Tappan Zee, we took I-684 north to I-84 east to Mass Turnpike (i-90). Around Boston on I-495 on up through Maine.
Stopped at Wells State Park CG (intersection of I-84 and I-90 -@ Sturbridge). FYI- there is a Cracker Barrel and a Walmart there, so you could boondock, too). Then on to Wild Duck CG in Scarborough, ME. On way back we stopped in Freeport at Recompense Shore CG, after several nights at Acadia..
Philadelphia to St. John NB, with 2 overnights. About 750+ miles, 15 hours, with some rest and gas stops. You could do it with one stop; we drove straight home from Freeport on the way back. About 490 miles, 9.5 hours.