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Old 02-06-2015, 06:24 PM
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Kicking around taking a couple of weeks and driving from Ms. to Boston to visit my sister. I was wanting suggestions of interesting places to visit along the way. I have visited the Great Smokey Mtn. National Park and lots of places around Boston already so I am more interested in spots between Tn. and Boston. It looks like the route will be Knoxville - Roanoke-Harrisburg-NYC-Hartford-Boston. I would be more interested in rural, scenic, historical type places versus metropolitan areas. Suggestions appreciated. Thanks
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Yuengling brewery Americas oldest brewery. Another fun thing to do is look at where that show diners drive in and dives show films along your way, and stop at one for a meal. It's usually good. Frank pepes pizza in new haven ct is good and right off 95. Have fun, safe travels!
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:12 AM
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I'm assuming you may do this sometime after June 1, and if so stop by Padanaram MA, about an hour south of Boston, and we can plan a half day or full day trip on the boat into Buzzards Bay. We can hit Cuttyhunk, Menemsha on the Vineyard and back. Let me know if that's something of interest, happy to do it if it works for you - have your sister come down too...
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What's the dates? Some cool things in Rhode island also.
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I'd avoid NYC, to Hartford, to Boston like the plague! Sounds like you are traveling up I-81 to Harrisburg, PA. In Harrisburg you could take I-78 east to RT61 in Hamburg,PA. There's a big Cabelas there. Then head north on Rt 61 to Pottsville, PA if you want to see the Yuengling brewery, Americas oldest brewery. Another 10 or 15 minutes north and you will be back at I-81. Follow I-81 north to Scranton,PA. There's a coal mine tour there and Steamtown,USA a railroad museum. From Scranton, take I-84 east to I-87 in NY.A short trip south will take you to West Point. Continue north on I-87 to I-90 and then run that east to Boston. Pretty scenic route without the nightmare big city traffic.
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Mystic Seaport. Norman Rockwell Museum. When you are in Boston take the time to walk the Freedom Trail its like reading a history book, very moving.
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I'm assuming you may do this sometime after June 1, and if so stop by Padanaram MA, about an hour south of Boston, and we can plan a half day or full day trip on the boat into Buzzards Bay. We can hit Cuttyhunk, Menemsha on the Vineyard and back. Let me know if that's something of interest, happy to do it if it works for you - have your sister come down too...
Mojo, That is a very generous offer and I may just take you up on that. PM incoming soon.
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Originally Posted by ShellbackCVA59 View Post
I'd avoid NYC, to Hartford, to Boston like the plague! Sounds like you are traveling up I-81 to Harrisburg, PA. In Harrisburg you could take I-78 east to RT61 in Hamburg,PA. There's a big Cabelas there. Then head north on Rt 61 to Pottsville, PA if you want to see the Yuengling brewery, Americas oldest brewery. Another 10 or 15 minutes north and you will be back at I-81. Follow I-81 north to Scranton,PA. There's a coal mine tour there and Steamtown,USA a railroad museum. From Scranton, take I-84 east to I-87 in NY.A short trip south will take you to West Point. Continue north on I-87 to I-90 and then run that east to Boston. Pretty scenic route without the nightmare big city traffic.
Shellback, I appreciate the heads up I will definitely take any suggestions about routes I can get.
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Mystic Seaport. Norman Rockwell Museum. When you are in Boston take the time to walk the Freedom Trail its like reading a history book, very moving.
Joe, I have spent a lot of time in and around Boston, the Cape, Martha's Vineyard, and the mountains north and west. We usually fly up, but we may drive to see some things in between. You guys have a beautiful city and surrounding areas. I love to visit and wish I could get up more often. Thanks
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Just drove from Fla to Maine . Nashville is always a good time. Pennsylvania was really pretty with a lot of parks,caverens and good food. Sam Adams brewery was kind of cool...and make sure you get some of the NE seafood ps watch out for the Mass Holes ...
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Thinking about Antietim and Gettysburg Military Parks. What are Mass holes?
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Masshole is a pejorative that most people from Massachusetts wear with pride. Antietam and Gettysburg are on my list to visit.
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I'm a dumb ass! That flew right over my head.
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I assume your talking a few months from now? I love road trips and I love Boston, but this time of the year is not the right time to be doing it. Traffic is a cluster with some much snow, most side roads are losing turning lanes to snow banks backing traffic up to even highway. If your into skiing, snow sports in general it's pretty good right now. But even at that is the NE. Have your sister meet you in the Rockies if that is your thing.
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I assume your talking a few months from now? I love road trips and I love Boston, but this time of the year is not the right time to be doing it. Traffic is a cluster with some much snow, most side roads are losing turning lanes to snow banks backing traffic up to even highway. If your into skiing, snow sports in general it's pretty good right now. But even at that is the NE. Have your sister meet you in the Rockies if that is your thing.
We are in the planning stage. The trip will be later in the year.
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In the nicer weather I like to go to the Boston Harbor Islands. We obviously take our own boat but there is a ferry. We liked to see all of the old forts - the one on George's Island is the most intact. Peddock's Island is where they filmed the opening scene for Shutter Island.
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