Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Navigation, Routes & Roads
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-20-2008, 05:33 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
MCPO Ret's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Full-Timer (Thousand Palms RV Resort - Inverness Fl)
Posts: 372
We will be heading to Augusta Maine for the Spring/Summer around the first week of May. We are in no hurry but would like to find a route that avoids the big city mess as much as possible. Mapquest and other route designers send us up using the Jersery and Garden State Parkway or going through New York (George Washington Bridge). There just has to be a better route - again, we don't mind going the extra miles to avoid bumper to bumper traffic. Thanks in advance to anyone that can recommend a route.
__________________

__________________
Bill & Brenda De Mattia - USN MCPO Ret (1964-1992)
2008 Monaco Diplomat 40SKQ - Nissan Ttitan 4x4
Full Timer - Oak Harbor RV Park, Haines City, Florida
MCPO Ret is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-20-2008, 05:33 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
MCPO Ret's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Full-Timer (Thousand Palms RV Resort - Inverness Fl)
Posts: 372
We will be heading to Augusta Maine for the Spring/Summer around the first week of May. We are in no hurry but would like to find a route that avoids the big city mess as much as possible. Mapquest and other route designers send us up using the Jersery and Garden State Parkway or going through New York (George Washington Bridge). There just has to be a better route - again, we don't mind going the extra miles to avoid bumper to bumper traffic. Thanks in advance to anyone that can recommend a route.
__________________

__________________
Bill & Brenda De Mattia - USN MCPO Ret (1964-1992)
2008 Monaco Diplomat 40SKQ - Nissan Ttitan 4x4
Full Timer - Oak Harbor RV Park, Haines City, Florida
MCPO Ret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2008, 09:48 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Ding-a-ling's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Zephyrhills, FL
Posts: 935
Hi Bill,

Depending upon where "southern Maryland" is, your route would vary. Assuming you're not on the Eastern shore I would say get yourself over to I-81, then I-84 thru CT and MA. In MA, I-90 and 495 to I-95. Stay on I-95 around Portland, ME.

Maybe use I-83 up to I-81 at Harrisburg.

If you're on the Eastern shore, I'd say take DE Rte. 1 to I-95. Before Phila., take I-476 and use that up to I-81.

We have used those routes many times (we are from the Allentown, PA area). Would say avoid travelling the Phila. and Boston area during rush hour - otherwise, you'll be fine.

If you have time while in Maine, be sure to see Acadia NP and/or Boothbay Harbor. Kennebunk, ME has some great beaches - not too many of them found in Maine.

Safe travels!
__________________
'14 Winnebago Vista 35F, '14 GMC Terrain
BlueOx Towing Pkg, SMI Stay-n-Play
49 States & 7 Provinces visited in MH | WIT W112365
Ding-a-ling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2008, 04:56 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
MCPO Ret's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Full-Timer (Thousand Palms RV Resort - Inverness Fl)
Posts: 372
Southern Maryland being Solomons - more inland than the Eastern shore - 81 is a good option.
__________________
Bill & Brenda De Mattia - USN MCPO Ret (1964-1992)
2008 Monaco Diplomat 40SKQ - Nissan Ttitan 4x4
Full Timer - Oak Harbor RV Park, Haines City, Florida
MCPO Ret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2008, 06:22 PM   #5
Administrator Emeritus
 
rebelsbeach's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 9,733
Would second the 81 suggestion and especially the Acadia NP idea.... bee-you-tee-ful area.
__________________
2017 40' Renegade Verona LE LTS
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4 door
Blue Ox Avail and SMI Air Force One
rebelsbeach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2008, 01:02 AM   #6
Member
 
amy5708's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cambridge, MD
Posts: 96
We've traveled from Maryland to Maine 5 or 6 times and have taken the I-81 route, I-95 route, and even went the whole way on US Hwy 1 on one adventurous trip! (in the car; not the RV)very pretty hugging the coast the whole way, but a much longer trip w/ all the stops and starts.

If you really don't want to go Garden State Pkwy (our preferred route; just go in the evening and it's wide open!)

I would travel up I-83, work your way to over to Scranton (222 to 476), then then east to Hartford.

FWIW, if traveling outside of Boston on a Friday during "beach season" on 495, traffic can be horrible! Think route 50 bay bridge traffic on steroids. We were stuck for 6 hours one trip.

We plan our trip to hit "hot spots" outside of big cities for weekdays or late at night/ early am.

Bar Harbor is great but tres touristy, Baxter State Park has tons of moose, and Eastport is the easternmost US and has Campobello island nearby which is very pretty to see.

We will climb Mt Katahdin (again!) this summer at Baxter!

Amy
__________________

__________________
2008 Fleetwood Bounder 34G

Instead of trying to find the meaning of life, live a life with meaning
amy5708 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hi from Maryland with new (to us) motorhome Webtrender New Member Check-In 6 10-24-2008 11:31 AM
Southern Maryland to Saratoga Springs NY MCPO Ret Navigation, Routes & Roads 6 04-26-2007 05:25 AM
Greetings from Southern Maryland headinsouth Excel Owner's Forum 8 11-29-2006 04:26 PM
hello from maryland garyfs New Member Check-In 6 05-26-2006 03:38 PM
DC, Virginia, Maryland linway Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 3 10-05-2005 08:01 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.