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Old 03-22-2016, 11:49 AM   #1
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Cape Cod to Portland Maine

In early July we will be driving from the Cape Cod KOA up to Rangely Maine. I have reservations on both ends but would appreciate some advice on driving and on a place to overnight on the way.
Google would like me to go through Boston going in on 93 and then picking up 95 in the middle of the city. I don't see that happening. I'm thinking either 95 or even 495 to avoid driving the motorhome and toad through city traffic. I'm unfamiliar with the area so any ideas would be welcome.
For camping sites I'm leaving the KOA on July 6th and arrive at the Cupsuptic Campground on the 7th. I'm looking for an overnight somewhere around Portland Maine. Again any ideas would be welcome.
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We are doing a somewhat similar route a little later toward the end of July. We are taking 495 and not going through Boston.

We are staying at Boston Minuteman CG in Littleton, MA. Then we go up the coast to Scarborough, ME to Wild Duck CG.

Hope this helps a little.
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X2 for Boston Minuteman. Taking 495 outside of rush hour should be OK. You cannot go through Boston, even if you want to - propane restrictions in the tunnels.
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Take 495. I do it all the time going to northern Maine. Be aware that the Lowell connector can be crazy and slow during the evening rush hour. I swear half of New Hampshire works in Mass. Please note the fine for going thru the Sumner Tunnel if caught is $20K.
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Petersr58 is on the money..take 495..
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+2 on 495 and Boston Minuteman CG.
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If you are looking to overnight around Portland, ME, here are a couple stops we use. Cabela's in Scarborough supposedly doesn't allow overnights, but they have a dump station and there are trucks in there..read the review at RVParky.com. The Walmart in Scarborough is OK - we've stayed there. Also, LLBean in Freeport has a designated RV parking lot - overnighted there multiple times. Agree on the use of 495 - we try to pass thru the greater Boston area between 10am and 2pm - before or after those hours not recommended!!! ST
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Take 495. I do it all the time going to northern Maine. Be aware that the Lowell connector can be crazy and slow during the evening rush hour. I swear half of New Hampshire works in Mass. Please note the fine for going thru the Sumner Tunnel if caught is $20K.

I don't understand. If he takes 495 (which I agree is the best route) he won't be within 30 miles of the Sumner. And even if he takes 3 and the Expressway to connect to 95 in E Boston, he'd be crossing under the harbor through the Teddy. The Sumner is one-way, from Eastie into downtown Boston, iirc.
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CWJK.... I agree that 495 will be your best route. The Boston/Cape Cod KOA is just a few miles off 495 in Middleboro, but the Minuteman CG is just 70 miles up the road. Minuteman is a great place, and I would recommend it highly-- stayed there several times myself, and lived in the next town for 15 years. But it probably doesn't fit the window for an overnight en route to Rangeley.
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I have stayed at the Cabelas in Scarborough, ME without any problems. They even have free water and dump station!

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