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MichaelC

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Posted: 02/26/12 10:54am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are planning a once in a lifetime trip to New England states next fall. Plan on staying in Mystic, and then moving on to Foxboro.

We want to see the Newport,RI area. Which would be best, considering traffic etc, Mystic or Foxboro?


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Do Not Speed in Rhode (Road - WH spelling) Island. They have no sense of humor for out of state plates.

Newport is not real convenient to either place. It is a fair piece off I-95 and there is a toll bridge from the west. Newport is a beautiful old city, but I never drove through there except with little cars. We either sailed in or launched the boats over in Jamestown.

With a 5er, you may still ave traffic issues anyplace in the eastcoast megopolis. If I were going back to Mystic, I would park in a friends drive, so I can't help you there. I know you can park at the casino. The seaport has RV parking, but I know nothing about it. Plan at least a whole day if not two for the Seaport Museum. It is basically right of I-95 and traffic and street width has not been a problem when moving a two ton sloop through there.

I don't know what you want to see in Foxboro, but if it is to have access to Boston, it is as good as any. Walk the Freedom Trail (this may be your last chance).

Did you think about getting to New Bedford? Woods Hole is a long ways around unless you had plans that included Cape Cod.

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For a trip or 2 into Newport I would come in from the Foxboro area on 24 and avoid the bridge toll coming from the south. 24 is a very easy drive into Newport. We stayed at Massassoit SP and drove into Newport three times.

Safe travels, Brenda


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Sorry for double post.

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It all depends on what you really want to do. Mystic has a couple of campgrounds, but the only one with FH is Mystic KOA.http://koa.com/campgrounds/mystic/ As mentioned above, the big attraction in the Mystic area is Mystic Seaport Museum
http://www.mysticseaport.org/
There is also an aquarium.

If you are interested in touring Boston Mystic is really too far away. The closest campground to Boston is north of the city, Boston Minuteman Campground.http://minutemancampground.com/ The second closest is Normandy Farms south of the city. (Pricey) http://www.normandyfarms.com/

Good luck with your trip - ask more questions and some of us will probably have an answer.

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For responses to a similar question search this Forum for `New England' or `foxboro' or `boston' etc. and read on.
We camped in Foxboro and took the bus tour of Boston; the only way to see it. A wonderful city!


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Having camped in both areas a lot, I would recommend that you stay in both areas. Here is a link to a post I made more than a year ago about things to do in both areas. (It is the 4th post down) I did not recheck the links in the post as I am currently on a slow connection.

Highland Orchards is now a KOA just north of Mystic Seaport just off route 95. I have never camped here since it became a KOA. If you decide to stay at Mystic Seaport CG, read the cancellation policy carefully as it is a Morgan owned property.

I am assuming that you are thinking of staying at Normandy Farms in Foxboro. IMHO, expensive, but worth it. Minuteman also gets great reviews if you want to be closer to Boston.

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Can-AmDuo wrote:

For a trip or 2 into Newport I would come in from the Foxboro area on 24 and avoid the bridge toll coming from the south. 24 is a very easy drive into Newport. We stayed at Massasoit SP and drove into Newport three times.

Safe travels, Brenda


Massasoit SP has been closed for several years with no indication from the state as to when and if it will be open again.

I think you are talking about the toll bridge on and off the island (Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth), not coming from the south (CT) to Foxboro, MA. Take route 95 to 295 back to 95 from CT to Foxboro. There are no tolls. There is a weight restriction on a bridge on 95 in RI that is being enforced, so be sure to take 295 around Providence. If I remember correctly, I am over the posted weight.

Paul

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