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Old 06-26-2016, 12:00 AM   #1
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Leaving late August in class A 40ft MH headed to New York and New England states from MS. Need sites, routes and scenery; no large cities except Boston. Love historical places and farms. Any suggestions appreciate.
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Well minuteman campground near boston is awesome, plus you have access to the train nearby, so that's where I would be.

If you have the chance to get all the way to Maine, do it. Both Portland and Acadia/Bar Harbor are awesome!

and I don't know how much time you have, but you'll likely go through Tennessee... smokey bear campground is nice, and the mountains are amazing.

Driving through Connecticut is.... well ... hmmm... interesting.

Overall, I would head to Memphis.
I40 to Knoxville.
81 to Harrisburg
78 to all the way to 287
287 north and over the Tappanzee bridge to 95 new haven
91 north to hartford
84 to 90
then 190 or 495 to minute man campground, and they have good local directions to get there.

From there it's a hop skip and jump to take 495 around to 95 / HWY 1 to Portland Maine.

Be sure to dent the lobster population.

Once you get to driving near new york and Connecticut, it gets stressful
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Depending on where you are in MS when you get started, you might rather take 59 or 20 through Meridian, To Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Chatanooga, to knoxville and that puts you on 81 towards Harrisburg.
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If I as going to New York State I would head to the thousand islands and visit Boldt castle

Official Boldt Castle Website - Alexandria Bay NY in the Heart of the 1000 Islands — 1000 Islands NY tour St. Lawrence River
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Driving through Connecticut is.... well ... hmmm... interesting.
Most people seem to go through the state on the interstates have no idea how pretty the state really is, particularly the northeast corner but the eastern half of the state including the shoreline villages are all very nice. You'll find the same scenery/views you find anywhere else in New England only less crowded. I'll agree with anyone about the interstates not being fun to drive but the back roads away from the larger cities are not that bad.

As others have mentioned, Acadia is a memorable place. Other places I can recommend in New England for scenery would be Maine south of Portland, the White Mountains, the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and scenic routes in Vermont like Route 100, the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

If you like historical places, there is Old Sturbridge Village, Plimouth Village and a half dozen national historic park units covering everything from the Revolution to the Industrial Revolution. One is the Marsh Billings farm and Shelburne Farm in Vermont as you mentioned historical farms.

In eastern New York, there's West Point, Cooperstown area (many museums besides the hall of fame such as the Farmers Museum) and the Olympic sites and High Peaks surrounding Lake Placid.

In terms of routing, like I said if you avoid larger population centers, secondary highways move fine and you'll see a lot more scenery and places to visit than along the interstates.

You're going to miss our two biggest seasons fall foliage and maple sugaring but the further north you are, you might start to see some color in swampy areas by early September. Maple season is only in the spring but you can buy maple products year round (not that I know anything about that!).
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