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Old 03-20-2017, 06:48 AM   #1
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Seeking recommendations for a good New England "base-camp"

We're seeking recommendations / advice with respect to finding a centrally located and good base-camp in the southern part of New England where we can take daily or even overnight site seeing excursions from using our tow vehicle.

A big rig, all in we're 69' 11' long (13'9" height) and want to avoid the anxiety of traveling parts unknown to us in our coach, particularly due to what appears to be a lot of low bridges and narrow roads throughout New England.

Any advice or recommendation particularly from others whom have travelled the area mention in a large coach will be greatly appreciated.
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We're seeking recommendations / advice with respect to finding a centrally located and good base-camp in the southern part of New England where we can take daily or even overnight site seeing excursions from using our tow vehicle.

A big rig, all in we're 69' 11' long (13'9" height) and want to avoid the anxiety of traveling parts unknown to us in our coach, particularly due to what appears to be a lot of low bridges and narrow roads throughout New England.

Any advice or recommendation particularly from others whom have travelled the area mention in a large coach will be greatly appreciated.
You can look at Normandy Farms in Foxboro,Mass.....just south of Boston....can do Cape Cod , Conn casinos and RI in a easy hour ride...Can do Maine and NH in a couple hours.....probably longest ride would be to Vt.....Chuck
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Rick/Lydia, Normandy Farms is probably the nicest, but during the summer it is PACKED and can be really tight. Do not come to Cape Cod on a Friday or Saturday or try to leave on a Sunday or Monday during the summer. All campgrounds on the Cape are tight, best to day trip there. If you really want to go to the Cape, try Atlantic Oaks, Easton, MA. Cross to the Cape on the Sagamore Bridge, stay on Route 6 until you reach the traffic circle then take 6a to the park. We have a 38' Alpine pulling a GC, about 55' total length and have had no problems with Atlantic Oaks, but don't use this as a base camp.

There is a KOA in Middleboro, MA we have stayed at, sites are roomy and is about 45 minutes to Cape Cod, 1 hour to Boston, 30 minutes to Providence, 1 1/2 hours to Hartford or New Haven. We do not generally like KOA's but this one was fine and conveniently located.

We live on Cape Cod so PM me if you want more info.

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New England is bigger than you might think! We're in Central NH - to get to the coast of CT is 4 hours one way. To get to Acadia NP in Maine is 5+ hours the other way. Burlington, VT is 3 hours west. You might want to consider a couple of different base camps if you plan to visit the entire area. ST
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New England is bigger than you might think! We're in Central NH - to get to the coast of CT is 4 hours one way. To get to Acadia NP in Maine is 5+ hours the other way. Burlington, VT is 3 hours west. You might want to consider a couple of different base camps if you plan to visit the entire area. ST
Thanks. Given that we'll already have been on the road for close to 6 weeks before we reach New England, we've come to realize our overall intinerary will not permit us to see it all on this tour.

Normandy Farm was already fully booked for the period we were seeking so we've now secured reservations for 2-two weeks at Cape Cod RV Resort and Campgrounds in Falmouth, MA which will serve as our base for visiting MA, RI, CT and parts of lower NH including one or two overnight excursions.

With our itinerary still having us on the road for another 5-6 weeks thereafter, once we leave Cape Cod we'll be heading to the mid-Atlantic States (bypassing NYC) likely connecting with I-95 at Philadelphia PA where we'll be heading south along the East Coast through MD and DC, VA, NC, SC, and GA before turning west and setting the GPS for home back in LA. Not ones for the interstate roadways, we'll be 'zig-zagging" our way down south visiting various places along the way.

Hopefully in the future we'll incorporate a return to NE and Eastern Canada that will permit us to visit ME and VT.
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Stayed at Cape Cod RV park you mentioned two years ago. Only thing we did not like was their guest fees are very high. If you won't have any guests then no problem. Pay attention to advice on traffic in and out of cape given above. Will be long drive to get to NH.
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Plan your trips off Cape during the week. The bridges get backup on Saturdays when the cottage rentals switch over and Sunday all the weekenders leave the cape. Enjoy your trip.
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Rick/Lydia, do NOT bring a 45 tag axle with a toad to Cape Cod during the summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) from 2PM Friday to 6PM Saturday, like wise do NOT try to leave the Cape from Sunday 2PM until Monday 10AM, (times vary due to the weather, rainy Sunday people leave earlier, sunny they leave later) the traffic is horrible for a 4 wheeler, with 12 I would not even attempt it, and I live there!
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