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Old 03-25-2019, 05:16 PM   #1
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We will be heading out to visit the Northeast and want to spend several days checking out Acadia National Park. We are sort of new at RVing and would appreciate some of you experienced people's thoughts. I see there are several different RV parks around there and was looking for feedback and see what others would recommend. We have a 29" with toad.
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Old 03-25-2019, 05:40 PM   #2
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Lake George, NY...
Give the Lake George RV park a try!
It's a pretty area, with a whole lot of really neat History.
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When we visited Acadia we stayed at the Narrows Too campground. Its off the island but really close (and not too much traffic at the nearby airport to be bothersome).
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I pulled a 42.6í fifth wheel all over N. E. USA a couple years ago. I always called ahead a day or two when we were ready to move. I always found a campsite. Some were pretty tight. Enjoy your trip!
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:18 PM   #5
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If you think you might get the urge to go into Canada just make sure you have a valid US passport for each member of your party.
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:22 PM   #6
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We stayed at Mt Desert Narrows on bar harbor last year very nice place they have some nice back in sites on the ocean.
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:08 PM   #7
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When we went in August a couple of years ago, Narrows Too was booked out, so we stayed at Timberline in Trenton. Like most of our trips, this was a couple days stop and not a destination, and we prefer to stay outside the parks. That works well for us, since we tow a car.
When traveling outside of the 3 summer months, we rarely make reservations. During those 3 months, we have found that planning ahead and making reservations pays off, especially in popular tourist areas.
It's a beautiful area. The park was packed in August, and they closed off the road to Cadillac Mtn during the middle of the day because of the crowds.
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:35 PM   #8
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There are a lot of low bridges and height restrictions for a lot of roads in New England (for instance, the Merritt Parkway through Connecticut). Make sure you use an RV specific GPS unit that allows inputs for the height of your rig.

I'd also avoid taking I95 through Delaware since they charge an outrageous toll fee for the short stretch of road that goes through their state
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Old 05-12-2019, 01:30 PM   #9
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There are a lot of low bridges and height restrictions for a lot of roads in New England (for instance, the Merritt Parkway through Connecticut). Make sure you use an RV specific GPS unit that allows inputs for the height of your rig.

I'd also avoid taking I95 through Delaware since they charge an outrageous toll fee for the short stretch of road that goes through their state
I donít think TVs are allowed on the parkways in Connecticut I also agree stay away from 95 from south of DC to as far north as Boston
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There are a lot of low bridges and height restrictions for a lot of roads in New England (for instance, the Merritt Parkway through Connecticut). Make sure you use an RV specific GPS unit that allows inputs for the height of your rig.

I'd also avoid taking I95 through Delaware since they charge an outrageous toll fee for the short stretch of road that goes through their state
I donít think rvís are allowed on the parkways in Connecticut I also agree stay away from 95 from south of DC to as far north as Boston
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I travel from Florida to Nova Scotia twice a year and I second staying off I95. From Florida, I head up I75 to Macon Ga and then north ďoverlandĒ to the Greenville or Ashville area and the Smokies. I then either go up the east side or the west side of the Mountains on US 29 or I81. From there you can catch i78 to I287 and cross the Hudson at the Tappan zee Bridge or head a little further north and take I84 to Hartford and bypass I95 in CT. Both those routes have no tolls except the $16 toll over the Hudson River (free coming home). Delaware, NJ and NY rape you in tolls and the drive is no fun. Inland is beautiful and there are great places to camp in National and State parks and National Forest sites.
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:24 PM   #12
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Heading to Acardia, Fundy, then Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia beginning of June. Just had a little test weekend and are ready to go. We booked early and are staying at each of the National Parks. US & Canada. Get annual passes and save some dough. The US pass is lifetime for seniors.
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Old 05-31-2019, 03:02 AM   #13
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I live in Delaware and never knew any different. Didn’t realize until I started to travel, myself, that everyone doesn’t have expensive tolls like this. It is how our stare gets around having sales tax. So if you do pass through Delaware, and need any goods, it is tax free shopping!
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Heading to Acardia, Fundy, then Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia beginning of June. Just had a little test weekend and are ready to go. We booked early and are staying at each of the National Parks. US & Canada. Get annual passes and save some dough. The US pass is lifetime for seniors.
Make sure you make your reservations for Arcadia early, as it fills up quickly. Also there are some low bridges in the park that you have to be careful of. If you donít have an RV GPS, get the Allstays app and it has all the low bridges on it and you can set the height for your RV. If you like dry camping (like Arcadia NP and most NPs) check out the National Forrest sites - they are all half price for old people (all on Allstays). Nice Provincial Parks in Canada but they are not cheap and also fill up in the summer.
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Heading to Acardia, Fundy, then Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia beginning of June. Just had a little test weekend and are ready to go. We booked early and are staying at each of the National Parks. US & Canada. Get annual passes and save some dough. The US pass is lifetime for seniors.
Right over the border in New Brunswick is the little sea side village of St Andrews. Beautiful campground on the edge of town overlooking the bay a ten minute walk to town. Nice place to stay for a day or two or to leave from to hit the ferry at St John for Digby, Nova Scotia.
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Old 06-01-2019, 01:39 AM   #16
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Off we go tomorrow. Acadia here we come.
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Definitely heed the warnings of I-95 and low bridges. We made the trip from Florida to Maine last summer in our class C towing our CR-V, we spent a good chunk on tolls. The one that stands out is the George Washington Bridge in NY, $84 to cross. It's funny now but not then. When we pulled up, the toll collector said "$84.00 Please" my wife and I looked at each other and said, "Holy S..T", the toll collector laughed and said "Welcome to New York, you should frame the receipt" Needless to say on our return trip we crossed the Tappen Zee Bridge instead. Also DO NOT trust Google Maps, get a RV GPS. Google has gotten us into trouble a couple of times, in Connecticut (2018), and in California (2017). Putting us in places we DO NOT need to be when driving a MH. We now have a Rand McNally Tablet 70.
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Definitely heed the warnings of I-95 and low bridges. We made the trip from Florida to Maine last summer in our class C towing our CR-V, we spent a good chunk on tolls. The one that stands out is the George Washington Bridge in NY, $84 to cross. It's funny now but not then. When we pulled up, the toll collector said "$84.00 Please" my wife and I looked at each other and said, "Holy S..T", the toll collector laughed and said "Welcome to New York, you should frame the receipt" Needless to say on our return trip we crossed the Tappen Zee Bridge instead. Also DO NOT trust Google Maps, get a RV GPS. Google has gotten us into trouble a couple of times, in Connecticut (2018), and in California (2017). Putting us in places we DO NOT need to be when driving a MH. We now have a Rand McNally Tablet 70.
Skip NJ all together. Go up through PA into NY cross over the Newburgh bridge. Minimal tolls, steady speed. So much nicer. CoPilot AP for your phone has been working nicely for us. Used to The Keys and up to Prince Edward. No issue.
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