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Old 05-13-2011, 07:41 PM   #15
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Trailers are prohibited on the Merritt and Wilbur Cross Pkwy (Rt. 15) in CT.

Also Taconic Pkwy in NY.

Do your research before entering certain roads, not fun if problems arise.

Cape Cod is beautiful before the heat of the Summer traffic wise.

Great history in Boston.

Take your pick!

If you like rugged coast line Maine has it.
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:09 PM   #16
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I'm going to be real disappointed in hikeral if he never shows up again.

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Old 05-13-2011, 08:25 PM   #17
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I'm going to be real disappointed in hikeral if he never shows up again.

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No kidding ... maybe he got lost while out hikeralling.
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:37 PM   #18
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If you do go to Edisto, Bch in SC and have seen Charleston, continue up hwy 17 to New Bern, NC , an easy days drive from Charleston and stay at the Neuse River Campground, in the Croatan National Forest on Hwy 70 between New Bern and Havlock, NC. This is a great location to set up a base camp and visit historic New Bern. Eat at Moore's barbecue restaurant in New Bern where the best Eastern N.C. barbecue is served. Take a side trip to Morehead City and eat at the many great seafood restaurants (i.e. Sanitary Fishmarket). Next, as previously suggested take the ferry to the outerbanks. You could then continue to Kitty Hawk,N.C and then possibly Williamsburg, Va.


You don't want to be caught in the Friday afternoon traffic on I-95 coming from the south and trying to get through Washington D.C. It took us 4 hours to get through D.C and Baltimore one time. If you do visit Washington D.C. it worked out well for us to stay in a campground south of D.C and drive your car to the metro station in Springfield Va. and take the metro into D.C attractions.

If you go to Niagara Falls continue to the Canadian side and stay at the Shalamar RV Park in Queenston, Ontario. It is line 8 on the Niagara Parkway. This is a good location to see Canadian Horseshoe Falls and do the Maid of the Mist Boat ride. After doing the Maid of the Mist you could eat at the Table Top Restaurant that has an excellent view of the falls.

Hope you have a nice trip. Pat
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:00 PM   #19
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Don't give up on hikeral.
When I first joined the forum, I had a life changing event just days afterward. I actually forgot I had set up an account. Took me a few years to find my way back.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:11 AM   #20
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Thanks for all the great info.After reading all your suggestions i think i have the first half of the trip planned. Savannah will be our first stop then on to outer banks. we plan on at least 3 days ih WDC.From DC we will take 81n to 84 to Mystic CT. then i will hit 91n spend some time in VT and NH. Mt Washington sounds interesting. We will then head east to Maine and AcadiaNP from there to Nova Scotia.We are thinking Newfoundland next but the ferry over and back is 800.00$ thats a few nights in a campground!
To answer some questions asked we enjoy kayaking/ hiking/biking and site seeing.We are planning to be out for 2 months. We are still open to any suggestions. Trying to figure out route home! Maybe over to great lakes @ Wisconsin. Thanks again for all the help
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Hikeral,

If you decide to stay at Skidaway while you are at Savanah, I suggest Pearl's Saltwater Grill for seafood. It's on the way to Savanah, a short drive away. Ask for a window seat overlooking the marsh, to watch the pelicans dive into schools of fish.

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If you like hiking, biking and kayaking ... try to hit the GSM National Park on the way home. Cades Cove Campground (inside GSM NP) has dozens of great day hikes. Cades Cove is a well know bicycle destination ... take a half day and ride the cades cove loop ... pretty good chance you'll see a bear or two in safe distance (rangers usually are on the loop to make sure riders keep a safe distance). Also there is a decent kayaking run just a few mikes south of cades cove in Townsend, Tennessee ... and many more opportunities within 30 minutes. Regardless, enjoy your trip!
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Charleston, SC, is also a great place to see.

All NYC parkways do not permit trailers and that's probably true of NY state parkways including Saw Mill River Pkwy and Niagara Pkwy.

The tunnel between Hampton Roads and Norfolk requires that propane be turned off. There are a few places on the east coast that also require that and I think Nova Scotia does too. Check on that with the province and ask them if spoiled food is less dangerous than a propane explosion and when was the last one in an RV. If you are law abiding citizen, you either have to use dry ice, gel packs or leave the fridge on and taken a chance.

Newfoundland is a wonderful place to see, but it is a lot bigger than you may think since it's always a little thing in a box in the corner of a map. I think it's 450 miles from Port au Basque where most of the ferries land to St John's and there's plenty to see on the way and off the way. We loved Nfld when we were there, but you need more than a few days to see it. We had 10 and it wasn't enough.

Halifax, NS, is a nice place to visit. They have a maritime and local museum—you can learn about the explosion in the harbor during WW I that flattened a good part of the city (it wasn't caused by an RV). Peggy's Cove near Halifax is touristy, but is the quintessential fishing village, though New Englanders would probably disagree.

You didn't say how long you have other than it's more than a week. You could spend years traveling around the east.

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I am planning to go to the eastern shore of VA to the Accomac area, doing some geneology research. Anyone have suggestions for camping with hookups nearby?
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CT parkways a no-no for trailers

Hello, the Merrit and Wilber Cross Parkways (CT RT 15) are restricted for any kind of trailer and any vevicle with a registered vehicle weight of 7500 lbs or more. I cant legally drive my 2005 HD chevy 2500 on there as it has a 7700 lbs registered weight. Also your right some of the bridges are very low. Happy camping. regards nm1oqrz
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NO PARKWAYS for trailers! . unless you want a ragtop trailer.

https://www.nysdot.gov/programs/broc...rkway-brochure
ConnDOT: Parkway Permit

you might be able to use the garden state parkway in nj but i don't think you can in ny.
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