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Scenic trip from Myrtle Beach up to New York City?

Scenic trip from Myrtle Beach up to New York City?

Old Jul 23rd, 2010, 04:24 PM
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Scenic trip from Myrtle Beach up to New York City?

Hi, we're looking to take a scenic trip from Myrtle Beach up to New York City. Don't want to stay on I-95 all the way, and we don't care how long it will take us. We'd much rather prefer taking side roads, seeing rural America.
Any suggestions?
Thank you so much,

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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 02:03 AM
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I can recommend an ultra-scenic route in my part of the world:

Assuming you can make your way to the Trenton NJ area, cross into PA near Trenton and then drive north on Route 32. You will be driving along the Delaware River in Bucks County PA. You will pass the site where George Washinton crossed.

Continue north on Rt 32 until you get to Uhlerstown PA (look for the covered bridge) and then cross back into NJ and into Frenchtown NJ. Adorable little river town (Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "Eat Pray Love," has a fabulous shop here)

From Frenchtown, travel north on county route 513 (this will show you why NJ is still the garden state).

Route 513 will take you to Interstate Highway 78. At that point you can get on the highway and you are probably 45 minutes from NYC.
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My personal pick would be to stay along the coast. Get up to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, cross the Bay, then roam up 13. Once you get up into Delaware, go over to Lewes, catch the Lewes-Cape May Ferry, then meander up through NJ.

Another option is to work your way over to Blacksburg VA. Pick up Rte 11 in that area. If you get tired of it, you can always slip over to I-81. When you get up past DC, head over to Frederick MD, take 15 to Gettysburg, then Rte 30 east to Lancaster which will put you in the PA Dutch country.
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If you want to see rural America I like bookhall's idea of Rte 11. Head further inland and maybe avoid the DC-Baltimore area completely. I always love driving through the Shenandoah Valley and if you keep on you see central Pennsylvania which is as rural as it gets. You're also never too far from an interstate so if you get bored you can jump back on and get going.
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