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Old 09-08-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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Traveling frm Bangor Maine to New Brunswick

Is it better to go across Us 9 or follow I-95. Rt 9 seems shorter. Are there any problems on Rt 9?

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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We made that trip a couple of years ago in a 40 footer with a toad. We were going to Nova Scotia via Moncton, NB. We went via I 95 and came back along the Bay of Fundy through St. Stephens. I 95 route is the same as I95.....limited access, divided 4 lane and very good road. The return route was very good also but was not an interstae type highway.
So........if you are in a hurry or just prefer limited access routes I 95 would be a better choice.

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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It depends on where in NB you are heading to. I find Google is very accurate for comaparing distances and travel times. If you end up travelling after dark, stay on the I95 and Route 2.

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Old 09-08-2012, 09:51 PM   #4
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Welcome to irv2 Paul.
Route #9 out of Bangor is all newly paved and widen will cross in Calais, MAINE than route #1 up to St John's, NB.
Good CG in St Johns to stay, to tour the area.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:32 AM   #5
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You do not say what type of unit you are travelling in.
We traveled Route 9 for 30 years until we retired and had all the time in the world.
Here is an alternate route to take if you are in no hurry and a little daring...
From Lubec, Maine cross the bridge onto Campobello Island, NewBrunswick.
You then take the Deer Island-Campobello Island ferry.
Then take the Letete-Deere Island ferry. Back on mainland.
We travelled in a 33 Class A RV. You just drive down the beach onto their small ferries, no docks. Campobello Island has some interesting history.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:00 AM   #6
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I lived between Bangor & Bar HArbor for many years. Rt 9 (locally referred to as The Airline) is a nice ride and much more direct to DownEast Maine, Nova Scotia and PEI (both awesome destinations).

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