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Old 08-14-2014, 06:42 AM   #1
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Mohawk trail MA Hwy 2

Wondering if anyone has experience driving Hwy 2 across MA to Albany, NY? It looks curvy and hilly on map. I have a 42' fifth wheel.
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I drove it as a scenic route going to the White Mountains, NH from Albany in 2011. I didn't have an RV then. There are some hills, some small towns with narrow lanes, some speed traps and some really nice scenery. I think it could be done in a 42' 5th wheel. But if it was me, I would take the interstates with a large RV.
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Beautiful scenic road! Excellent drive! I haven't driven that western part of Rt 2 in years, but I can tell you about 3-4 miles east of North Adams there's a pretty abrupt and sharp hairpin turn. You'll make the turn ok, but it really tends to slow the traffic down-- or at least it used to!

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Thanks for the replies. Looking at the map, it looked like it was much shorter taking this northern route than I 90 but doing the Good Sam trip planner it is an hour longer so I am not gaining anything.
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Pretty ride, but not worth the effort in a rig of your size.
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Depending on where you are going I would be more inclined to go across southern VT rather than 2 across MA. I pass on the superslabs as much as possible but 2 is just nasty in any big rig at least from Albany to Greenfield. Pretty in a car in the fall if not in a hurry. ;-)
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:42 AM   #7
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northermark, I was told by someone that Hwy's 9 and 7 across New Hampshire and Vermont is really tight with turns, no shoulder and hills. That would be my shortest route but not worth the hassle.
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Seven runs north and south and is not a bad road. Nine is pretty much the same as two. Steep sections, curvy and not all that wide. Once more, pretty ride, probably not worth the effort.
All that being said, big rig trucks do use these routes.
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I'm heading that way as soon as I get out of here today. I've been over both roads and the turnpike. All things considered I'm heading across VT as I find it preferable to 2. Given a choice and not being on somebody else's schedule I do not take expressways when there is a reasonable alternative.

From what I recall 2 and 9 are typical 2 lane with shoulders but not parking wide one's. If I end up with internet I'll let you know. ;-)
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FWIW I'm about 1/3 of the way accross VT on VT 9. The route issue is that NY 7 is east/west and connects with VT 9 in Bennington, US 7 is a North South road running through Western MA and VT. I came accross NY7 through Schenectady and Troy to VT 9 though Bennington and on heading to Brattleboro. Road is recently paved 2 lane with good shoulders except where it goes through the cities. Rt 279 is a bypass for Bennington. Truck route all the way. There are hills. The reason I prefer it to MA 2 is that the snake that laid it out was sober. ;-) It's only 38 miles from Bennington to Brattleboro so no big deal. Beats the heck out of the tolls and southern swing of the turnpike. Ran the NY Thruway from Rochester to Schenectady where I picked up 890 to NY7.

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Thanks for the report.
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FWIW Continued on VT 9 into New Hampshire. 9 stayed nice between Bennington and VT 100. East of 100 the road is rougher and narrower. None of it was bad but it is hills all the way across the state, ditto NH. Saw enough other campers and trucks to say it is manageable if you want the Vermont experience as opposed to superslab. Found some nice pastry and coffee at a deli somewhere between Wilmington and Brattleboro. ;-)
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