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Old May 4th, 2015, 07:52 PM
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Point to point camping? Tennessee to Maine.

Hi all,
I am taking a two week trip this summer from my home in Nashville to my childhood home in Maine, and back. I am taking my 8 year old on the trip and my wife and daughter will fly up. We will be voyaging in my mostly restored 1988 110 and intend to do a lot of camping, fly fishing and mountain biking on the trip. I am looking for camp grounds in south western virginia and somewhere in up state Pennsylvania, New York or southern Connecticut as stoping points. Looking to camp two nights and drive three says each way with some exploring mixed in. Any recommended camping spots along the 40-81-64 interstates?

Would also love any off-road or fire-road point to point loops in the south that could be fun to try. I am considering a roof top tent system so really want to try some off-road round trips.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old May 4th, 2015, 08:08 PM
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No logistic recommendations...but I wish you luck sounds like fun!
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Hi all, I am taking a two week trip this summer from my home in Nashville to my childhood home in Maine, and back. I am taking my 8 year old on the trip and my wife and daughter will fly up. We will be voyaging in my mostly restored 1988 110 and intend to do a lot of camping, fly fishing and mountain biking on the trip. I am looking for camp grounds in south western virginia and somewhere in up state Pennsylvania, New York or southern Connecticut as stoping points. Looking to camp two nights and drive three says each way with some exploring mixed in. Any recommended camping spots along the 40-81-64 interstates? Would also love any off-road or fire-road point to point loops in the south that could be fun to try. I am considering a roof top tent system so really want to try some off-road round trips. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Well sounds like Maine is home but if you can swing it, would be great to link up. I'm in Brunswick. Inevitably you will stop at LLBean just a couple miles from me. And happy to lend you some driveway space and tools if anything goes afoul.
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Ithaca isn't too far off of the interstate and its a wonderful city with a lot to do and plenty of places to camp. Cayuga lake is a finger lake with a salt mine underneath. Buttermilk falls,Taughannok falls is amazing. Good food and cool place to check out.

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Croton Point Park in Westchester County in New York is a pretty nice stop with tent sites. It's on the Hudson River
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I can also recommend the Rickett's Glen hike in PA. Park at either the top or the bottom. About three-four hours to do the loop with many many waterfalls.
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Old May 6th, 2015, 07:19 AM
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Thanks all. I will start making my list of potential stops.

Josh-man, I will likely make a pass at lions pride while there so don't be surprised if I look you up. I grew up in Falmouth so know your area well. It is also great to know so rover guy there as I am sure there will be some wrenching on the trip.
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My farm is in Unionville Via...and the is plenty of room for tents, a hot shower and good chow. Can pm you Addy if you would like....
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Mt Rogers & Grayson Highlands in SW Virginia are beautiful spots next to each other.
Harriman & Bear Mtn SPs in NY could be nice too.
All are not too far off the most direct route.

If you want to take the long way, swing up to the Catskills then up & over hitting the Green Mtns in VT and the the Whites in NH.
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Thanks all. I will start making my list of potential stops. Josh-man, I will likely make a pass at lions pride while there so don't be surprised if I look you up. I grew up in Falmouth so know your area well. It is also great to know so rover guy there as I am sure there will be some wrenching on the trip.
Nice! Well, "the pride" is on the corner of my street and my regular stoking ground Ebeneezers finally slapped their brew pub name on it recently so they could actually start brewing some really great beers coming out of there lately. Hope to see Ya!
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Old May 13th, 2015, 11:58 AM
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great info all, thanks for the offers to stay on farms etc. I will be working on trip plans soon and will possible reach out to one or more of you. Thanks again,
Josh Man - I will certainly let you know when I make a trip up there. I will bring the rover so we can chat.
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