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Need to take the MH and toad from MB to a town near Foxwood's Casino in Ct. this summer. Really want to avoid the GW Bridge and all of NYC traffic if possible. Any good alternative routes you could suggest? We're planning a stopover for a night somewhere in Va. for some sleep as we will be leaving after a full day's work. Any suggestions along the way as to where to stop? Thanks.


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DW made a trip to Hartford CT a couple of months ago...she took I-84 to get to New England from here. From I-95 north I'll suggest bypassing Washington DC & Baltimore to the west (lots of Forum members have their favorite route around Baltimore & DC) and pick up Rt. 15 in MD and head north through Gettysburg. Use Rt. 581 to get to I-83 north, then I-81 north to I-84 east. JMHO


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Posted: 12/20/12 08:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is the way I went last April from Myrtle Beach, except I went to Mohegan Sun. There are many ways you can go. This route takes you around everything; DC etc

EDIT
I recommend you take a look at Candyhill Campground, Winchester VA This should be about half way. I have stayed here in the past, but did not on this trip. I had planned on making it a 3 night hop so I stayed just north of Richmond for the first night, On my second day got a call about a predicted 10 inch snowstorm, so drove from Richmond straight through to Mohegan Sun.
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Basically
95 to 17 to 66 to 81 to 78 to 287 to over Tapenzee Bridge to 95

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Myrtle Beach, SC
1. Head northeast on US-17 BUS N toward 5th Ave N 0.4 mi
2. Make a U-turn at 9th Ave N 118 ft
3. Slight right onto US-501 N/Main St
Continue to follow US-501 N 43.6 mi
4. Merge onto US-501 N via the ramp to Dillon/Bennettsville
12.9 mi
5. Continue onto S Carolina 38 W 7.0 mi
6. Slight right onto the Interstate 95 N ramp to Fayetteville
0.3 mi
7. Merge onto I-95 N Passing through North Carolina Entering Virginia 332 mi
8. Take exit 133 to merge onto US-17 N/Warrenton Rd toward Warrenton 2.1 mi
9. Continue straight to stay on US-17 N/Warrenton Rd Continue to follow US-17 N 25.7 mi
10. Turn right onto US-15 N/US-17 N/US-29 N/James Madison Hwy
Continue to follow US-15 N/US-17 N/US-29 N 7.1 mi
11. Slight right onto US-17 N 2.1 mi
12. Take the ramp onto US-17 N/James Madison Hwy
Continue to follow US-17 N 9.6 mi
13. Turn left to merge onto I-66 W/US-17 N toward VA-55/Strasburg/Winchester
Continue to follow I-66 W 28.2 mi
14. Take exit 1B to merge onto I-81 N toward Winchester
Passing through West Virginia, Maryland
Entering Pennsylvania 150 mi
15. Take exit 89 for Interstate 78 E toward Allentown 0.4 mi
16. Merge onto I-78 E
Entering New Jersey 107 mi
17. Take exit 29 for I-287 toward US-202/US-206/I80/Morristown/Somervile 0.6 mi
18. Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-287 N
Entering New York 46.8 mi
19. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-87 S/I-287/Tappan Zee Br/New York City/New York Thruway and merge onto I-287 E/I-87 S
Continue to follow I-287 E
Partial toll road 30.2 mi
20. Take the exit onto I-95 N
Entering Connecticut 88.9 mi
21. Continue onto I-395 N 9.3 mi
22. Take exit 79A for Connecticut 2 Alternate E toward Preston/Ledyard 0.3 mi
23. Merge onto Connecticut 2A E 2.5 mi
24. Turn left onto Connecticut 2A E/CT-12 N 0.3 mi
25. Turn right onto Connecticut 2A E/Poquetanuck Rd 1.5 mi
26. Keep left at the fork 0.2 mi
27. Turn left onto Connecticut 2A E/CT-117 N/Hallville-Poquetanuck Rd 0.8 mi
28. Turn right onto CT-2 E/Norwich-Westerly Rd 3.7 mi
29. Slight right onto Foxwoods Blvd 0.6 mi
30. Take the 1st right toward Trolley Line Blvd 0.1 mi
31. Turn left onto Trolley Line Blvd
Destination will be on the left 0.4 mi

Foxwoods Resort Casino
350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, CT 06338

* This post was edited 12/21/12 06:06am by ploiselle *


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I would follow the directions below up to step #18..there I would follow the signs for I-87 north and go up 87 toward Albany to Newburgh,NY maybe 25 miles.....there I would get on I-84 to Conn..now 87 is a toll road but the tolls are cheaper on 87 and the Newburgh bridge combined than the Tappen...and these roads are so much better than 287 thru White Plains,Ny and 95 north....
stay on 84 into Ct ..past Wtby then pickup I-691 to I-91....15 miles...up I-91 maybe another 20 miles and get on Ct rt 9 south....it is a 4 lane divided hwy to I-95 north....up 95 north to Ct rt 2...follow the signs for Foxwoods Casino

As far as stopping for one night....depends on when you leave and how far you want to drive.....from 95 up to 81..there are no campgrounds at all to stop.
We used to leave MB at 930am and drive to Winchester,Va .getting in maybe 430pm.....leave Winchester for Ct 930am and get near Wtby,Ct around 330 pm
There is a campground Ashland KOA north side of Richmond,or Carolina Crossroads near the Va/NC state line...or we go to Falling Waters near the Va/WVa state line...we no longer use Candy Hill C/G....since the new owners took over

But any other questions...post of IM us...you will get many answers to help you...Chuck









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Need to take the MH and toad from MB to a town near Foxwood's Casino in Ct. this summer. Really want to avoid the GW Bridge and all of NYC traffic if possible. Any good alternative routes you could suggest? We're planning a stopover for a night somewhere in Va. for some sleep as we will be leaving after a full day's work. Any suggestions along the way as to where to stop? Thanks.



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Posted: 12/21/12 06:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ct1964ups wrote:

I would follow the directions below up to step #18..there I would follow the signs for I-87 north and go up 87 toward Albany to Newburgh,NY maybe 25 miles.....there I would get on I-84 to Conn..now 87 is a toll road but the tolls are cheaper on 87 and the Newburgh bridge combined than the Tappen...and these roads are so much better than 287 thru White Plains,Ny and 95 north....
stay on 84 into Ct ..past Wtby then pickup I-691 to I-91....15 miles...up I-91 maybe another 20 miles and get on Ct rt 9 south....it is a 4 lane divided hwy to I-95 north....up 95 north to Ct rt 2...follow the signs for Foxwoods Casino

As far as stopping for one night....depends on when you leave and how far you want to drive.....from 95 up to 81..there are no campgrounds at all to stop.
We used to leave MB at 930am and drive to Winchester,Va .getting in maybe 430pm.....leave Winchester for Ct 930am and get near Wtby,Ct around 330 pm
There is a campground Ashland KOA north side of Richmond,or Carolina Crossroads near the Va/NC state line...or we go to Falling Waters near the Va/WVa state line...we no longer use Candy Hill C/G....since the new owners took over

But any other questions...post of IM us...you will get many answers to help you...Chuck


As I stated above, I stayed just north of Richmond, which was the Ashland KOA you mentioned in your post. I had planned on 2 nights to Mohegan Sun. (I usually spend to much time at Cabela's to make it in one night) Trying to beat a storm, the second day was really long day from the KOA to Mohegan Sun. Much longer than I like to drive in one day.

I wasn't aware that Candyhill CG had been bought out. My last stay, I came in at sunset and left before sunrise. I have no idea whether they were the new owners or the old ones since my office time was very short. I am curious as to when they were bought out and why you don't stay there anymore?

I will be coming up from Florida in April on 81 (95 to 26 to 77 to 81). I am going to try your route except to Mohegan Sun. You are correct, it is usually not a very pleasant drive from Cabela's to 95. Even though 95 was great several weeks ago, it has been a bear in the past. (IMHO the parking and buffet are much better at Mohegan Sun.)

Paul

EDIT
Being somewhat surprised about Candyhill, I looked up Candyhill on RVParkreviews.com. I will no longer be staying at Candhill and suggest that the OP read their reviews before deciding to stay there. Thank you for saving me from encountering a major headache.
Thanks
Paul

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Paul,
we started going to CandyHill,probably back in the mid 80's...we started when we had TT's...and a Mr Poe built and ran it..was a great guy..a retired business man firm but friendly...he sold it maybe 8 yrs or so to the people who have it now,as you saw in the reviews, they are on again and off agin with their customers... and like 3 out last 4 times, I caught them on the bad swing...I went in early Nov...asked for a site in the h section...41ft motorhome and toad.... place was almost empty...guy said you'll get the site I give you...they hAD MAYBET AT BEST 8 RV'S THERE THAT NITE...all 4 sites in H were empty and I didn't have one either..that was my last visit
I stay now in Fallings Water,WVa...easy on and off in wither direction and maybe 30 miles closer to CT,but I also have stayed at a few more east of there ,depending on our mood and how far we've driven
Last July we did Ashland KOA to Ct...long haul but FIL was in hospital and gonna die, so we did it
On your next trip nice C/G in Columbia-Lexington,SC...The Barnyard....between I-26 & I-20 on Rt 1....and we like MS better also...and would go up I-395 to there..
Chuck

As I stated above, I stayed just north of Richmond, which was the Ashland KOA you mentioned in your post. I had planned on 2 nights to Mohegan Sun. (I usually spend to much time at Cabela's to make it in one night) Trying to beat a storm, the second day was really long day from the KOA to Mohegan Sun. Much longer than I like to drive in one day.

I wasn't aware that Candyhill CG had been bought out. My last stay, I came in at sunset and left before sunrise. I have no idea whether they were the new owners or the old ones since my office time was very short. I am curious as to when they were bought out and why you don't stay there anymore?

I will be coming up from Florida in April on 81 (95 to 26 to 77 to 81). I am going to try your route except to Mohegan Sun. You are correct, it is usually not a very pleasant drive from Cabela's to 95. Even though 95 was great several weeks ago, it has been a bear in the past. (IMHO the parking and buffet are much better at Mohegan Sun.)

Paul

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Being somewhat surprised about Candyhill, I looked up Candyhill on RVParkreviews.com. I will no longer be staying at Candhill and suggest that the OP read their reviews before deciding to stay there. Thank you for saving me from encountering a major headache.
Thanks
Paul

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Chuck
Thank you for the response. You have more patience than I do because I would have told him what he could do with his campground and left. If I remember correctly they get over $50/night when I stay there off season. I have never been to a campground where they didn't at least try to accommodate my request for a certain type of site. Sometimes they can, sometimes they can't, but never because they didn't try. There is no reason for the attitude.

Many years ago I took 84 from 90 in MA. I was in a 41 footer towing. I remember there not being any rest areas on the highway. You had to get off. Maybe that was between 91 and 90, I don't remember.

We are heading south on Thursday. I may try your route from 95, depending on the weather. All they are saying in MA is that we are going to get a big storm Wednesday night into Thursday.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Paul

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Paul,
Sometimes I'm my own enemy, I will drive 500-600 miles a day if the mood strikes me...and the day he didn't give me the H site was one of those days,so I took what he gave me....they are the only game in the area....now we do Falling Waters..about the same mileage
when you leave 90 in Sturbridge onto 84, there is one rest area in Mass,really just a parking area around exit 1 in Mass then another 35 miles or so into Ct...a good rest area with a dump station....not another rest area going west in Ct on 84...can get to exit 2 in Ct and get off go under 84 into the eastbound rest area and come back out same, not hard at all
Not sure where you are coming from in Mass ,but it is down 95 across the Ct river and then Rt 9 north to 91 south,a left hand exit.....down to 691 a right hand exit to 84 west ..great road,rt 9 is 4 lane all the way, you maybe the only person on it...never any traffic til Middletown and that is for about 3 miles

again I go from Ct to Falling Waters to Ft Chiswell...77 & 81.then Barnyard ..great rests in Columbia ,so we stay a nite or 2..sometimes will do FW's all the way to The Barnyard,,,514 miles..just for the rest..
Have a safe trip, wish I was going with you and a Merry Xmas and happy New Year
Chuck






Chuck
Thank you for the response. You have more patience than I do because I would have told him what he could do with his campground and left. If I remember correctly they get over $50/night when I stay there off season. I have never been to a campground where they didn't at least try to accommodate my request for a certain type of site. Sometimes they can, sometimes they can't, but never because they didn't try. There is no reason for the attitude.

Many years ago I took 84 from 90 in MA. I was in a 41 footer towing. I remember there not being any rest areas on the highway. You had to get off. Maybe that was between 91 and 90, I don't remember.

We are heading south on Thursday. I may try your route from 95, depending on the weather. All they are saying in MA is that we are going to get a big storm Wednesday night into Thursday.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Paul

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There a cg in Gettysburg , let's see, thunder ridge, or artillery ridge, put ether one in and see what comes up.we took a tour bus trip to dc and back. Nice trip, first time we saw the capital , wow the massive buildings , that are in dc are just a a small compared to what goes on inside. Wow and. ---happy-camping

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Paul,let me know how you go Thurs and how it went,Chuck
ps...sure wish I was heading out in ours,
,BTW....we traded 2004 MADP in last yr with 98,800 miles


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Chuck
Thank you for the response. You have more patience than I do because I would have told him what he could do with his campground and left. If I remember correctly they get over $50/night when I stay there off season. I have never been to a campground where they didn't at least try to accommodate my request for a certain type of site. Sometimes they can, sometimes they can't, but never because they didn't try. There is no reason for the attitude.

Many years ago I took 84 from 90 in MA. I was in a 41 footer towing. I remember there not being any rest areas on the highway. You had to get off. Maybe that was between 91 and 90, I don't remember.

We are heading south on Thursday. I may try your route from 95, depending on the weather. All they are saying in MA is that we are going to get a big storm Wednesday night into Thursday.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Paul


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