You can also avoid Garden State thru Union and Essex Counties and avoid Tappen Zee and White Plains, NY by going
Garden State Parkway N to
287 N to
NY thruway North to
Rt 84 East thru Danbury and, Hartford to
There is No camping anywhere to speak of from South Jersey up to the Rest area on Rt 84 East Danbury at the Welcome StAtion. Dry over night, but safe off the highway with a new community of rv travelers every night. I use it quite a bit. There is another East bound rest area with separate rv over nite just past Waterbury, Ct.
I also use Kettletown State Park in Southbury, Ct, the upper field spots would fit ur AS, again dry camping.
An alternative and long route is to stay n NYThruway to Rt 7 then head East to Brattleboro, there are couple Koa's and private campgrounds off The thruway.
At all costs...do not for any reAson take 95, GWB, rt 17 in NJ, Turnpike anywhere North of South Amboy.
Try to avoid but is certainly ok to use, Tappen Zee, 287 in NY, 684. i use all of these but perhaps a more casual route to start your new adventures. I live 35 miles due West of NYC in NJ and travel up that way many many times a year pulling my 19' Bambi.
Just to confuse you...there are TWo Rt 287 's
The New Jersey Rt 287 goes North and South
The New York Rt 287 goes East and West and for a time IS the NY Thruway
They all converge in Northern NJ, but signage is good.
Enjoy, Pm if u have questions.
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2001 Teardrop, Mountain Hardware Tent
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