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Would this still be a good NYC to Boston Route?

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We will be moving our daughter from Brooklyn to Cambridge, MA next Thursday in the late morning. Many years ago, we were given this route for the same drive, and really enjoyed the route. We're not in any hurry, so the extra time to avoid 95N is not an issue

I haven't seen QC post in years, but can anyone else tell me if these roads are still a good scenic way to go? We'll be driving one of U-Haul's tiny moving trucks, but the U-haul people said the parkways allow small trucks, just not the big ones.
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QC on Feb 27, 06 at 12:40pm

A good, fast route from NYC to Boston is:

1. Take the West Side Hwy (Rte. 9A) northbound. You will cross the Henry Hudson Bridge (toll).

2. Continue north on 9A. It will change names and become the Saw Mill Parkway.

3. Switch to the Cross County Parkway going East.

4. Then follow signs for the Hutchinson River Parkway North.

5. Continue on the Hutchinson (Hutch).

6. The Hutch will become Rte. 15, the Merritt Parkway.

7. Continue on the Merritt across Connecticut.

8. The Merritt will change names one last time, to the Wilbur Cross Parkway.

9. Take the Wilbur Cross to the very end, where it intersects with I-91.

10. Take I-91 North to Hartford, CT.

11. At Hartford, switch to I-84 East.

12. Take I-84 all the way, until it ends and intersects with I-90, the Mass Pike (toll road).

13. Take I-90 east until you hit Boston.

Should take about three to 3.5 hours.

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