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#1 hobopals

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:27 PM

Can anyone recommend a scenic route from Atlanta to just outside of NYC. I'm going to LI so I have to find a route after that, but I don't want to travel I85/or I95. Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

We like to travel US-17 from Florida to the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area. We then take US-13/113 across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and up the Delmarva pennisula and take the Cape May/Lewis Ferry (US-9) to NJ. Lots to see in Savannah, Brunswick/Kingsland/Folkston/st Marys area, Charleston, and Wilmington as well as in other smaller towns along the way. This route bypasses Richmond, Washigton DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

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#3 hobopals

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:18 PM

I had it in my head that I had to go straight up from Atlanta, but you've given me a whole new idea. It looks a lot more interesting following the coast up. Thank you very much, TCW.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:21 PM

Atlanta, to Charleston, then north on US 17 to Cedar Island, then the ferry to the Outer Banks(Ocracoke), then north to the Norfolk area as in the previous post.

Nice Charleston county campground:

http://www.ccprc.com/index.aspx?NID=68

Nice State Park campground in Myrtle Beach:

http://www.southcaro...troduction.aspx

The Outer Banks (OBX) has several great National Park campgrounds.

http://www.nps.gov/caha/index.htm

A very enjoyable route.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:35 PM

If you plan on taking the ferry to the Outer Banks fron Cedar Island better make reserverations WELL in advance unless you are riding a motorcycle. They rate first on/ first off due to size. 252-225-7411 for more info and reservations.
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#6 hobopals

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:37 PM

Atlanta, to Charleston, then north on US 17 to Cedar Island, then the ferry to the Outer Banks(Ocracoke), then north to the Norfolk area as in the previous post.


Getting the atlas out again to have a look, ed. Thanks .

Nice Charleston county campground:

http://www.ccprc.com/index.aspx?NID=68


Too funny. I recommend James Island all the time. I'm staying there for 5 days in May before heading south along the coast. Only problem with recommending it so many times is that I can't get my favorite spot even this far ahead. I wish they'd expand the campground. Have to reserve months out, now. When we first started going there, we didn't even worry about a reservation.

Nice State Park campground in Myrtle Beach:

http://www.southcaro...troduction.aspx

The Outer Banks (OBX) has several great National Park campgrounds.

http://www.nps.gov/caha/index.htm

A very enjoyable route.

Enjoy:
ed


I couldn't open the link to the state park near Myrtle Beach, but I can look it up. We were to Cape Hatteras years ago, so it would be nice to revisit. Again, thank you. It's nice to have a few alternatives. We took a ferry to Okracoke years ago. It was in the summer. While we waited for the ferry, I got out to check out the horses while waiting and found out what "greenies" are. I couldn't get inside the little store that was there fast enough. Smack dab in front of the door was an insect bite medication and prevention display! Boy they hurt like the dickens and itched like crazy--they didn't sting, they BIT! Think I'd have better luck in April.
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#7 hobopals

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:05 PM

If you plan on taking the ferry to the Outer Banks fron Cedar Island better make reserverations WELL in advance unless you are riding a motorcycle. They rate first on/ first off due to size. 252-225-7411 for more info and reservations.


Thanks for this information.



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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:31 PM

I am thinking you might want to check how to get to LI...I am thinking coming from the south it would be the Verrazano bridge but not sure....not even sure what the rules are....

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:27 PM

Thanks for this information.




You can overnight, for free, on the Cedar Island side of the ferry. There is a really nice beach area that is very easy to spot. It will be on your right as you approach the ferry terminal. We stayed there last year. Or. If you arrive after the last ferry has left for the day, you can simply overnight in the ferry parking lot then catch the first ferry in the morning. The beach is nicer though.
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:35 PM

jilm and ed ed, thank you. I was thinking of going just with my pick up, but motel expenses are too high plus I'd have to find one that would allow Jack (pup). He can sleep comfortably in the truck, but I can't. I was told at one time that you can't take anything other than a car on "parkways" (even pick ups), but my research says pick ups are okay--no duallys--so I could take the Belt Parkway. Now, to take the trailer is another story. If I'm able to hook up with my back being what it is, I'm thinking of leaving it in a campground in a close by state while visiting my sister on LI. At least, if I got into trouble I'd be within reach of help for most of the trip as the population in the east is, well it's the population in the east.Posted Image I'm not great at trip planning--I confuse myself (as you probably have discovered0!Posted Image And, it's especially difficult because I rarely know how far I'm going to drive and I get sidetracked, easily. I think I could allow myself 6 weeks up and back, staying on LI from a Friday to a Monday. Sure wish I was going west, instead, except that I really want to see my sister. I have some thinking to do, but wanted to thank everyone for their responses. and suggestions. They're written down so I can use them while following the atlas.

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I may look for a campground around Newark or maybe Philadelphia as it seems like I could follow the coastal route suggested. Any thoughts?

Edited by hobopals, 03 March 2012 - 01:51 PM.

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