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Aug 29th, 2011, 10:26 PM
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Route from Manchester/Boston Airport to Francesville, NH?

Google maps says it is a 23 mile drive but the directions from there, and from our resort's website look SO complicated! If anyone has done this route, can you tell me if this looks right? It wouldn't be a big deal, but we will be arriving at night and have never been to NH.
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS From Manchester/Boston Airport (approximately 23 miles):

• Head northwest on Green Dr toward Ammon Dr 0.1 mi
• Green Dr turns left and becomes Ammon Dr 0.6 mi
• Turn right onto Airport Rd/Shephard Dr 0.2 mi
• Continue straight onto Perimeter Rd 0.3 mi
• Continue onto Brown Ave 1.5 mi
• Turn left to merge onto I-293 N/NH-101 W toward Bedford/Nashua/Concord 0.6 mi
• Continue onto NH-101 W
• Continue going straight on this highway; do not bear to the right which is 293 North to Concord. Look for signs to Goffstown/Milford (The highway is a little strange by the Mall and the Airport exits because it really is several roadways in one – Route 293, Rt 101, Rt. 3, Rt. 114).
• After the split off for 293N/Concord, continue on highway. You will pass by the exit to Kilton Road/S. River Road in Bedford.
• Next you will come to a set of lights, you will continue to go straight through these set of lights; and will be following signs to GOFFSTOWN; these sets of lights is where Route 101 intersects with Route 114. Once through this intersection, you will now be on Route 114.
• Continue through three more sets of lights.
• At the set of lights where it looks like you either have to turn right or left, TURN LEFT and follow signs again to Route 114/Goffstown (turning right is 114A to Manchester) You will pass by the Hillsborough County complex (Nursing Home and NH Women’s Prison)
• Follow Route 114 (also called MAST ROAD) into the village of Goffstown, you will pass by houses and then you will see An GULF/DUNKIN’ DONUTS on your left;
• Follow road around a slight bend to the right then you will take your immediate LEFT at the small median – SIGNS TO ROUTE 13 South/New Boston/Crotched Mtn Ski. (the signs aren’t very big, though and look a bit worn!)
• If you have gone by a Cumberland Farms store at the bottom of a small hill, you have gone past the left-hand turn onto Route 13; turn around and go back up the hill and take the right at the median.
• Follow Route 13 all the way into New Boston – you will come to a stop sign in New Boston – on your left is a small park with a gazebo and a large red building will be on your right (Dodge’s Store). TURN RIGHT AT STOP SIGN.
• Go over a small bridge, and come to another stop sign at the intersection of Route 77/136. TURN RIGHT – signs point to the right to FRANCESTOWN. Heidi Palmer Real Estate is directly across from this stop sign.
• Go up a hill and the road will fork – BEAR LEFT TO FRANCESTOWN & ROUTE 136 WEST.
• Follow Route 136 until you come into Francestown. The speed limit will drop down to 30 mph before the village. You know you’re in the village when you come up a hill and there is a big white New England Old Meeting House on your right and over to your left is another large white New England building with a long stable building.
• LOOK FOR ROUTE 47/Bennington; bear to the right so that the Francestown Meeting House continues to be on your right.
• Follow Route 47 for about 3 miles from the village of Francestown.
• You will pass a road sign to 2nd NH Turnpike North on your right and you will pass by Mountain Road (on your left). You do not want to take this 2nd NH Turnpike road – the resort has another access road.
• Continue on Route 47 until you see a Crotched Mountain Resort/Malarkey’s/Crotched Mountain Golf Club sign on your right – TAKE THE RIGHT ONTO SCHOOL HOUSE ROAD.
• Now, follow the road and pass by the large white house where Malarkey’s Restaurant is (the road will curve around to the left and then you will pass the main house).
• Across the street on your left is the Welcome Center.
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Aug 29th, 2011, 10:32 PM
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That would be from MHT airport to Francestown, NH
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Aug 30th, 2011, 02:39 AM
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I think getting out of the airport is the toughest. Follow signs for Brown Ave. By the time you get to the Airport Diner, make sure you are in the left lane. When you go under the bridge, you will be taking a left onto Rt 101W. Once you are on Rt 101W, get over to the middle or passing lane because when you come up to that split, you want to be on the right and not have traffic force you into the split north to Concord/I293. The split comes up quickly as soon as you go over the bridge that crosses the river.

Once you get to the set of lights where it becomes Rt 114, you are getting away from the city and there's not a lot of options. NH posts hwy signs every so often so I try to keep watch for those signs so I know I'm still on the correct route. New England's winding roads and forks might sound confusing but you'll do fine. The landmarks sound very obvious. I don't drive thru this area very often but the directions look pretty good.

The rest of the directions look fine. They have to be wordy because you are going to have to watch for landmarks.
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