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Old 08-27-2014, 12:16 PM   #1
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Best route to Boston "Minuteman RV park" from Cocoa Fl.

I'm thinking 95 to then inland to miss DC and New York City. Have a 36 ft Rv and no toad. Want the best route as going to a dog show with min stops .
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Good choice of campgrounds.
I would recommend taking Garden State and NY Thruway to I84 at Newburgh, NY. Follow 84 to near Cheshire, CT, 691 to I91 north and then back onto 84, 84 to I90 (Mass Pike), to 495 north. Take Exit 30, Route 2A west, campground will be two and a half west on the left.
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Thanks however that looks like I will still get into DC and NYC traffic.
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I'm thinking 95 to then inland to miss DC and New York City. Have a 36 ft Rv and no toad. Want the best route as going to a dog show with min stops .
Van, I like the Minuteman, we've stayed there a few times over the last couple of years. We lived in the next town for 15 years, and our kids still live in the general area.

Here are a couple of options:

I-95 up to Emporia VA, US58 to Norfolk, I-64 around Norfolk, then US13, the Bridge/Tunnel, US13 to I-95 (NJTP) at Wilmington. NJ Tpke Exit 10, I-287, Tappan Zee Bridge, I-684, I-84 to Mass Pike (I-90) to I-495 to MA 2A west about 2.5 as demoon said.

No DC, No NYC, and you get to cross the Bridge Tunnel, which is pretty cool. But you may have some urban traffic around Wilmington (DE), New Jersey, and Metro NYC. If you want to avoid that whole DC to NYC northeast corridor, try this:

I-95 into SC, I-26 toward Columbia, then I-77 to I-81 in VA;

OR... [I-95 to Fredricksburg VA, US17 / US50 to I-81 in Winchester, VA;]

then...... I-81 to Scranton, I-380, I-84 from there through a piece of NY, CT, to Mass Pike (I-90) to I-495 to MA 2A west.

This second route will completely bypass the whole coastal NE Corridor from DC to Phil to NYC and their metro areas. The price is it will add about 125 miles to the trip, but only about 1 hour of travel time.

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I think I like your OR... [I-95 to Fredricksburg. Thanks
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I agree with JFXG. We're from MD. and take I-83N out of Baltimore, to I-81N to Scranton, to I-84E, to I-90E (Mass. TP.), to I-95N which will get you to Minuteman. You miss all the craziness of N.J. & N.Y. And as he said it only adds a little over a 100mi. We're in Maine now and always take that route north. We'll be in Minuteman Oct. 1st.
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Best route to Boston "minuteman Rv park" from Cocoa Fl.

Thanks we will be there the 20th/21st thu the 27 with our FRBD.
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I apologize for not noting your start point. I agree with JFXG, but still think my route after you get 84 is best (misses most of the Hartford traffic, which can be a pain). Also, make sure to take 495 - don't go to 95 or you will be an unhappy camper and may not find Minuteman.
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.......I agree with JFXG, but still think my route after you get 84 is best (misses most of the Hartford traffic, which can be a pain). .......

I agree with your route, demoon, and use it myself at certain times. The problem with sending unfamiliar drivers that way is 1) I91 north does not feed directly to I84 east. You have to take 5/15 over the Charter Oak before you actually get to I84. And 2) if you miss the Charter Oak exit and mistakenly go to the 91x84 interchange, the only I84 you can take from I-91 north is I-84 westbound.

You must tell the person to watch the signage carefully on I-91,-- and there are LOTS of signs along there-- for Routes 5 and 15 TO I84.

I find it just adds to the confusion.

Easier to just have them stay on I84, and avoid rush hour.
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......to I-90E (Mass. TP.), to I-95N which will get you to Minuteman.

CORRECTIVE NOTE: ......"...to I-90E (Mass. TP.), to I-95N which will get you to Minuteman..." contains a major typo. It should read:...

"...to I-90E (Mass. TP.), to I-495N which will get you to Minuteman..."

I-95 will NOT get you to Minuteman.
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Thanks everyone.
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CORRECTIVE NOTE: ......"...to I-90E (Mass. TP.), to I-95N which will get you to Minuteman..." contains a major typo. It should read:...

"...to I-90E (Mass. TP.), to I-495N which will get you to Minuteman..."

I-95 will NOT get you to Minuteman.
Yep I left off the 4. That's what I get for not proof reading my posts.
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Thanks everyone the route was great and we arrived with no problems.
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