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Old 08-16-2005, 04:38 PM   #1
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I'm starting near the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge in NY. So, if you are familiar with NY to Fl routes, please look these directions over and tell me if they are aok. I want to run I-95 but avoid the Baltimore tunnel and of course Washington,DC.
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Take Rt.84 over the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and then South on Rt.87(NY State Thruway) to Rt.287 in NJ. Take Rt.287 which brings you to Exit 10 on the NJ Turnpike. At the end of the New Jersey Turnpike cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge to rejoin I-95 in Delaware. Stay on I95 and exit at Exit 1 taking DE-896 South to Middleton. From Middleton, take 301 South into Maryland, over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Annapolis. From Annapolis continue South on US 301 thru Waldorf to LaPlata. From LaPlata continue South on US 301 over the Governor Nice Memorial Bridge into Virginia heading towards Bowling Green.In Bowling Green take VA 207 S to I-95, exit 104. There, catch I 95 S there.
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I'm starting near the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge in NY. So, if you are familiar with NY to Fl routes, please look these directions over and tell me if they are aok. I want to run I-95 but avoid the Baltimore tunnel and of course Washington,DC.
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Take Rt.84 over the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and then South on Rt.87(NY State Thruway) to Rt.287 in NJ. Take Rt.287 which brings you to Exit 10 on the NJ Turnpike. At the end of the New Jersey Turnpike cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge to rejoin I-95 in Delaware. Stay on I95 and exit at Exit 1 taking DE-896 South to Middleton. From Middleton, take 301 South into Maryland, over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Annapolis. From Annapolis continue South on US 301 thru Waldorf to LaPlata. From LaPlata continue South on US 301 over the Governor Nice Memorial Bridge into Virginia heading towards Bowling Green.In Bowling Green take VA 207 S to I-95, exit 104. There, catch I 95 S there.
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Old 08-16-2005, 06:06 PM   #3
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Hi Bill,

We start from the same place it seems. We do it a bit different. We take I-87 to I-287. Then to I-78 over to I-81. From there we head south to Virginia and Rt. 66 to 17 to I-95(warning major congestion in Fredricksburg interchange at times!). Or we are planning to go I-64 a bit further down to go across to pick up I-95. I know that if we head a bit more south we can even hit I-40(we go to Myrtle Beach). Anything to avoid the tolls in NJ, DE,and MD. They'll make you go broke or sit in a moving parking lot forever!

This maybe a way you want to look into.

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Bill,

I use basically the same route as Nell. I-84 > I-81 > Winchester (17) > Fredericksburg > 95.

As an option upon my return trip, sometimes I use the 15 to Harrisburg, Pa. but only for a change of scenery.

The Chesapaeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel is now, I believe twelve bucks one way. The bad news is after crossing you are into Norfolk traffic!
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We have gone that way with tqo exceptions off of
301 we took Rte 50 back to I-95. The other
exception is we took the Garden State Pkwy
off of I-87. On the Garden State, we pulled
a 33' Hitchhiker.
Your route sounds like it might have a good
chance of success.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">We have gone that way with tqo exceptions off of
301 we took Rte 50 back to I-95 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Been that way too, but the trafic at the bridge was terrible.

Know something? I used to go from Norfolk, Va. to Stratford, Ct. in the 1950's via the 40, 301 etc. or the 13 &gt; Jersey Pike, and today with the Interstates? Takes the same amount of time just about.
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Bill,
You can also take 84 west to 81 then south to 17,66 and 95. That's a nice run we have used many times. 15 south from HArrisburg is a nice run but the traffic lately in Md and Va is getting a bit much. The outer loop trip may be longer but time wise is faster.

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I haveken the NJ turnpike and the 301-50 and the I-78 I-81 I-66 US17 and I-95 is a lot better
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Costs a lot less too..
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Bill, I always take the Rt 301 way you describe, but I am starting in Delaware. There have been many favorable posts in the past about the the Harrisburg route when starting in your neck of the woods.

Anything to avoid the Baltimore/D.C. area.
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What has changed in the North to South route in the 5 plus years since this thread? I know DC has reached the top of the worst traffic list and it is so true. An accident on the I-495 outer loop at the American Legion Bridge tonight and my 45 minute trip home took 1.25 hours. Work in MD and live in VA.
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We to have used all those routes our old home base (prior to full-timing) was Poughkeepsie, NY. Florida was at least twice a year! Tolls and traffic switched us to 84-81-66 or 64 to 95. We are retuning to NY this coming week and will be coming up 95 to 15/17 to 66 to 81 to 84to 9W to 44/55 east. Hope to be in Poukeepsie next Wed. Hope to see some of ya-all on the road! Safe and Happy Travels!!
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We to have used all those routes our old home base (prior to full-timing) was Poughkeepsie, NY. Florida was at least twice a year! Tolls and traffic switched us to 84-81-66 or 64 to 95. We are retuning to NY this coming week and will be coming up 95 to 15/17 to 66 to 81 to 84to 9W to 44/55 east. Hope to be in Poukeepsie next Wed. Hope to see some of ya-all on the road! Safe and Happy Travels!!
there is no tolls on that road is there ? ill be coming fro jacksonville fl to keene nh ! thanks
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We to have used all those routes our old home base (prior to full-timing) was Poughkeepsie, NY. Florida was at least twice a year! Tolls and traffic switched us to 84-81-66 or 64 to 95. We are retuning to NY this coming week and will be coming up 95 to 15/17 to 66 to 81 to 84to 9W to 44/55 east. Hope to be in Poukeepsie next Wed. Hope to see some of ya-all on the road! Safe and Happy Travels!!
We usually take I-81 to I-77 (VA) to I-26 (Columbia, SC) to I-95. It is a few more miles this way, but a lot less traffic. We have found that even with higher miles, the time is about the same as the high traffic Rt 17 & I-95 in VA. The only time we go the Rt 17/I-95 route is if there is snow further inland in the mountains.
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