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We are staying at Liberty Harbor RV park for our stay in NYC. We are headed towards Boston from there. I am going to be driving my expedition towing my 26' TT. I am planning on driving I-95 through Conn and RI up towards Foxboro. We have a couple stops planned through here.


My question is, from Liberty Harbor, avoiding the GW Bridge, how would you get back over to I-95?


I was looking at routes over the Tappen Zee Bridge, via I-80/Garden St Parkway. I have never been to this area so experience here would be helpful.

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Posted: 06/09/19 10:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you leave early enough or late enough the GWB is not an issue.





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Bmach wrote:

If you leave early enough or late enough the GWB is not an issue.


Except for the toll. Passenger car is $15. Two axle dually truck is $42. Can’t imagine what a dually towing a 2 or 3 axle trailer must be.

I crossed the GWB just a couple weeks ago, and when the attendant told me what the toll was I said “You do realize I’m not towing that car behind me, right?” She laughed, but said “Yeah, it’s just the duals. Welcome to NYC!”.

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Posted: 06/10/19 05:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Taking 287 / Tappanzee, it is simple to get back to I95. Go up Garden State Parkway and get onto 287... stay on it until you get to I95. Tappanzee is basically a brand new bridge, pretty cool looking. There is still one of those Massive barge cranes parked next to it.

Some people can find traveling 287 a little confusing - a lot of sections are "combined" with other routes, just follow 287 and you will be fine.

You may already know this, but careful with "parkways" in New England! Garden State Parkway is okay to tow on, but most are not open to trailers. Some people tow campers on them, but... that is your call.

Have you timed your route? It may be worth just going over the GWB even with the toll cost. I have no idea about when to avoid the worst traffic.

Speaking of traffic - traffic for me over the last year going over the Tappanzee at various times has been remarkably "good". Sure traffic is there, but moving well. Maybe the new bridge is working!

Speaking of traffic and Connecticut... you will hit traffic at the border in Greenwich, and it will not let up until you hit the opposite border with Rhode Island. Wish I could give you better news. Avoiding traffic by trying to travel at odd hours is a **** shoot. Rest stops coming from New York: First one is around exit 12 (don't get concerned - the southbound rest stop on opposite side is around exit 8... just keep going). The exit 12 rest stop can be Crowded! All the people with full bladders from getting through New York stop there, lol. You might want to push on to the next rest stop if you can. There are 4 more rest stops up to Madison, really spaced only a few miles apart, then pretty much nothing until Rhode Island.

Out of curiosity, where are you staying in Connecticut?


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I just did this same route a few weeks back from Liberty Harbor. I suggest going Rt78 west and pickup Rt287 north. This will avoid GW Bridge and put you over the Tappen Zee Bridge. You stopping at Normandy Farms in Foxboro? Its a great Resort


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I’m not sure why people are thinking the Tappan Zee doesn’t have a toll. It has the worst kind of toll imaginable. It takes a picture of your license plate and mails it to whatever your address is. If you are a full timer, this can be very expensive because you never get the message in time.

However, these are the only two practical route unless you are taking a tour of upstate New York.

The Tappan Zee Drive is a bit more pleasant. Going through the Bronx on the Cross Bronx Expressway will rattle everything so hard you think you’re going to break it.

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I-78 to I-287 to GSP to Thruway South (I-287 again) to I-95





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NRALIFR wrote:

Bmach wrote:

If you leave early enough or late enough the GWB is not an issue.


Except for the toll. Passenger car is $15. Two axle dually truck is $42. Can’t imagine what a dually towing a 2 or 3 axle trailer must be.

I crossed the GWB just a couple weeks ago, and when the attendant told me what the toll was I said “You do realize I’m not towing that car behind me, right?” She laughed, but said “Yeah, it’s just the duals. Welcome to NYC!”.

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PCronin68 wrote:

I just did this same route a few weeks back from Liberty Harbor. I suggest going Rt78 west and pickup Rt287 north. This will avoid GW Bridge and put you over the Tappen Zee Bridge. You stopping at Normandy Farms in Foxboro? Its a great Resort



Yes, we are staying in Normandy Farms. It looks great. We have 3 nights there.

It sounds like that route around the GW bridge is the way to go. I know it is impossible to avoid all tolls in that part of the country, but I am hoping to avoid the BIG tolls. My father in law went over the the GW bridge two years ago in his class C towing a smart car and it was almost $100 to cross. He thought they were joking. They weren't.

I have my EZ pass transponder box ready. We have budgeted for some tolls on this trip.

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kyteacher wrote:

PCronin68 wrote:

I just did this same route a few weeks back from Liberty Harbor. I suggest going Rt78 west and pickup Rt287 north. This will avoid GW Bridge and put you over the Tappen Zee Bridge. You stopping at Normandy Farms in Foxboro? Its a great Resort



Yes, we are staying in Normandy Farms. It looks great. We have 3 nights there.

It sounds like that route around the GW bridge is the way to go. I know it is impossible to avoid all tolls in that part of the country, but I am hoping to avoid the BIG tolls. My father in law went over the the GW bridge two years ago in his class C towing a smart car and it was almost $100 to cross. He thought they were joking. They weren't.

I have my EZ pass transponder box ready. We have budgeted for some tolls on this trip.



Normandy Farms is a 5star resort you will love it. I live 30 minutes from there and grew up going there with family. Three out door pools, one indoor, hot tubs etc etc....it has everything including a great dog park. I use my EZPass over the Tappen Zee all the time.

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