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Old 07-15-2013, 08:09 PM   #11
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I always go I-95 to US-17 north of Fredricksburg to I-66 west to I-81 North. Note easy gas stop at exit 6 on I-66.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #12
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Ok, I've heard a lot of people go us-17 and so on, I guess my decision will happen Thursday when we hit the road and see the traffic via virginia511 and google maps, waze, etc .......
Thank you everyone. Il report back which way we went.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #13
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Looking forward to hear of your route. We are looking at taking this exact trip probably next year. Having family in central PA I always run 95 to 17 then 522 to 70 into Breezewood. Gets a little hilly and curvy in spots though.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:07 PM   #14
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I run this route often as I am a Boston native, I got deported 5 yrs ago to Richmond.

We won't go near DC, Philly, NY anymore. We go out 64 to 81. It is 100 miles longer, but the lack of traffic and aggrevation keep my children from learning new swear words!

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Old 07-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #15
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When we go to Amish county in PA
1-95 north to US 17 at Fredericksburg, to Warrenington ,VA Rt 15 through Fredrick, MD to Gettysburg,PA then RT 30 toward Lancaster, PA.
I had rather have a than go any where close the DC
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:33 PM   #16
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Why not take 17 to 81 and miss all the traffic?

You will be on 81 to get to the Jonestown KOA (Lickdale) anyway....

Its nice roads, and none of the 95 headaches.
We travel NC to Harrisburg several times a year. We stopped going around DC on 495 because of the traffic 20 years ago. We take route 17 to 15 and save considerable time. Additional advantage is the number of truck stops along both routes.
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I would take 17 to 81 or you could also take 66 to 81. Once on 81 you have a Flying J in Winchester VA. A Pilot in Hagerstown MD and another truck stop in Greencastle pa. From the Hagerstown - Greencastle area you are about an hour and a half from Hershey.
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When we go to Amish county in PA
1-95 north to US 17 at Fredericksburg, to Warrenington ,VA Rt 15 through Fredrick, MD to Gettysburg,PA then RT 30 toward Lancaster, PA.
I had rather have a than go any where close the DC
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I would take 17 to 81 or you could also take 66 to 81. Once on 81 you have a Flying J in Winchester VA. A Pilot in Hagerstown MD and another truck stop in Greencastle pa. From the Hagerstown - Greencastle area you are about an hour and a half from Hershey.
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I run this route often as I am a Boston native, I got deported 5 yrs ago to Richmond.

We won't go near DC, Philly, NY anymore. We go out 64 to 81. It is 100 miles longer, but the lack of traffic and aggrevation keep my children from learning new swear words!

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Lots of routes to take... and my goal is to try to get to the camp before 10pm... and have a stress-less ride.. I REALLY hate setting up in the dark and the later it gets, my DW doesn't enjoy helping me get the TT situated.. Atleast we have a site right along side the creek at Lickdale KOA .. no backing necessary (so i hear)... Just pull along side the concrete pad and done... we'll see.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:31 PM   #19
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17 to 81 is a good option. I travel from Hagerstown to 270/ 495 everyday for work....be advised afternoon traffic is heavy during the summer. Avoid Rockville for fuel, lots of stop lights and more congested. There is an Exxon at urbana that you can pull straight thru...it's a left turn to get in but other then waiting on some traffic won't be bad. If you can make it that far, about 10 miles west of Frederick is the myersville exit. Super easy access in and out!
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Oh, my... Rt 17 to I-81N is so much easier... More miles but rarely have bumper-to-bumper gridlock, so faster time. Been driving it for years... Never go through DC ever again. It's not a matter of IF you get backed... More like how soon and for how long.
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