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Old 09-20-2013, 06:09 AM   #1
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Want to travel from Mystic, Conn to Norfolk and want to get by the above. We are 200-250 mile a day people. Going down 95 there isn't a lot of campgrounds after you leave Mystic. Your help would be appreciated. Jack

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Want to travel from Mystic, Conn to Norfolk and want to get by the above. We are 200-250 mile a day people. Going down 95 there isn't a lot of campgrounds after you leave Mystic. Your help would be appreciated. Jack
Can't tell by your post if you want to avoid the urban areas or find campgrounds. Here is a Link to a map

Your concern about driving down 95 is definitely valid. We are from that area and try to avoid in our RV. The link to the route posted above is very relaxing and pretty nice. Maybe you could drive after midnight to miss traffic but that is when the road construction starts.

The circuitous route is MUCH longer! Pick your poison.

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Here is an option:

- I-95 to I-287
- Tappen Zee Bridge (no toll this way on bridge but there is a truck only toll a few miles down.)
- Follow 287 into NJ
- Turn off on I-78 West
- Take that into PA
- I-78 leads right into I-81 (some campgrounds along I-78 in PA)
- Take 81 through PA, MD and WV
- In VA, take I-66 EAST for about 20 miles or so
- Turn off on VA Rt. 17 (17 makes a hard left in Opal, VA)
- That will lead you right to Fredricksburg and back to I-95
- In Richmond, you can cut over to I-64 East and to Norfolk

About 10 hours of driving and 650 miles. I have a farm right off Exit 11 I-78 in NJ and you are welcome to overnight there (full hookups!).

One other option is to cut down the NE Extension of the PA Turnpike near Allentown, PA. That will take you down the backside of Philly and drop you on 95 just above Wilmington, DE. From there, you can head onto Rt. 13 through the DELMARVA peninsula and take the Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel to Norfolk. That saves you about 100 miles but only an hour of driving as it is slow going on Rt. 13.

Good luck!
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