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    This summer trip

    Linda & I are planning our summer trip to Maine. Thinking of taking the Auto-Train to D.C. as it will get me half way up I-95 overnight. We've riden that streach of road too many times and to save time I think it'll be a good choice. Any coments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieCLU View Post
    Linda & I are planning our summer trip to Maine. Thinking of taking the Auto-Train to D.C. as it will get me half way up I-95 overnight. We've riden that streach of road too many times and to save time I think it'll be a good choice. Any coments?
    If you want to avoid I-95 from Baltimore to Boston you could take

    I-495 West around DC to
    I-270 North to Frederick, MD to
    US-15 North to Harrisburg, PA (same road but name change) to
    I-81 North to Scranton, PA to
    I-84 East to I-90 (Mass Pike) to
    I-495 North around Boston to I-95 North to Maine.

    The route is longer by about 70 miles but you do avoid potential traffic around Baltimore, Delaware, NYC and Boston.

    This alternate route also avoids some tolls
    $5 MD bridge
    $4 MD/DE border
    $13.85 NJ Turnpike (car rate)
    $12 Hudson River crossings into NYC

    I am not completely sure but I think alternate route has tolls on I-84 ($1.50 east only) crossing the Hudson River and I-90 ($1.1 ea way) on Mass Pike.

    If you do not travel during rush hour and are pressed for time then take I-95 from DC to Maine. The alternate route is a bit more scenic and avoids the larger metro areas.

    There is a relatively easy way (<10minutes) to avoid the MD/DE $4 toll.

    I hope this gives you some useful information.
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    That looks like a great way around NYC. which I dread.

    Thanks

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    Your welcome.

    If you ever decide to drive from Florida area to the Northeast an alternate to I-95 is

    I-95N to I-26W to I-77N to I-81N to I-84E to I-90E to I-495N to I-95N

    It is about 100 miles longer, but you avoid the coastal metro areas.

    The Shenandoah Valley is scenic, but beware of the revenue bears you may find along I-81.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieCLU View Post
    Linda & I are planning our summer trip to Maine. Thinking of taking the Auto-Train to D.C. as it will get me half way up I-95 overnight. We've riden that streach of road too many times and to save time I think it'll be a good choice. Any coments?

    We took a ride to Maine on the 4th of July weekend one year. Stayed overnight in Freeport. Woke up to 45 degrees and pouring rain that chased us all day heading south trying to escape it. Bring your warm clothes Charlie. Hopefully you won't need them....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosts08ultra View Post
    We took a ride to Maine on the 4th of July weekend one year. Stayed overnight in Freeport. Woke up to 45 degrees and pouring rain that chased us all day heading south trying to escape it. Bring your warm clothes Charlie. Hopefully you won't need them....

    LOL... I take warm clothes everytime I go north of Jacksonville

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieCLU View Post
    LOL... I take warm clothes everytime I go north of Jacksonville
    That'll be me after a year down here in Texas......

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