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Old 06-29-2010, 07:56 PM   #1
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Va Beach to Bangor Maine

Will be heading up to Va Beach for a couple of weeks and then on to Bangor Maine for fall colors. Which is the best route to travel with the least amount of big city traffic? There will be three motorhomes with toads so help us out with a good route. Thanks

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I95 and the Tappen Zee bridge is almost the only efficient route to Bangor. We just did this trip both ways and came back thru NYC. That might be ok early in the AM (2-3:00 AM), but otherwise the longer route is much easier.
Along the way, you might find Mystic CT interesting (old whaling village & try the Drawbridge ice cream) and do find time to visit Mt. Desert Island (~50 miles east of Bangor. We stayed there instead of Bangor (At the Narrows Too RV Park) and found there was more of interest.
PS Cascade Park in Bangor is worth a visit.
PPS I grew up in Bangor, if you have questions about the area, I'll try to help.

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Old 06-30-2010, 07:14 PM   #3
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Beware the peak foliage times vary with the weather. Keep an eye on the web sites for updates.

Were you thinking a direct route to Bangor and the slow road back or the other way around?

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quick way without big city traffic. we go slow and enjoy the trip
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We just spend 4 days at the Mt. Desert Narrows near Bar Harbor Maine. Great campsite!!! FYI if you travel west on Rt 2. There is several areas of road construction where you are driving on dirt for miles. We traveled on it from Vermont. Roads were good from MA to norther ME though. We leave Friday for Virginia but will head west to PA before going south. I choose to avoid NJ and NYC plus the heavy tolls.
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